Monthly Archives: March 2010

A Clear Head

“A man should take away not only unnecessary acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for thus superfluous acts will not follow after.” — Marcus Aurelius

Great Vegan Eats

Back in December, my wife Chay decided she wanted to make every single recipe in her two favorite vegan cook books, Tal Ronin’s “The Conscious Cook” and Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s “The Vegan Table” and created a blog to share her experiences. At PinkVegan Chay writes about every recipe she makes, how it was prepared and…

Goals and Adventures

For a lot of people, having goals is an important part of achieving success and happiness. Goals provide purpose and empowerment, and can be tapped as a source of energy, but for a some people goals are a double edged sword. Too much focus on goals, defining yourself by your goals, or pursing bad goals…

Workout Routine

One of my friends on Facebook recently asked about my workout routine these days so I thought I would share my response here with some additional notes. First, an explanation to put this in context. My routine changes depending on my goals and what sports I am competing in at any point in time. Right…

On the Beach

This morning I meditated on the beach in South Carolina before sunrise. It was a bit chilly so I dressed in warm clothes and a toque (I am so Canadian!) The sound of the crashing waves and the cool air kept me present throughout my whole meditation which is sometimes tough for me to do…

Be Thankful

Budokon.com produces videos that blend martial arts, yoga and meditation practice. I have several DVD’s which by the way are great (more on that later) and I am on the mailing list. This moning when I received the email below am it made me stop and think. Thought I would share the email. (Side note…

Live Vigorously

In our busy lives we have a tendency to fill every moment of our schedules and automate everything we used to do by hand so we can, in turn, fill our schedules even more. We have dishwashers to save us from doing the dishes, car washes whenever we want, cleaning services to keep our houses…

Impermanence

“All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence. All that arises passes away. This I know.” conversation between monk and Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now Reminding myself that nothing lasts forever helps me to really enjoy the good times and…

Yes You Can

Two of my favorite quotes on what you can accomplish: “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Perserverance

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perserverance.” Marie Curie

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