New Thought

Kidnapped by Mom

Aug 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

I was held hostage for years. It was a painful and confusing time. I didn’t realize I played an active role in my imprisonment. I held the key to my own...

Listen to yourself

Aug 14, 2019 / 6:00 am

We’d never speak to another person the way we speak to ourselves. If we did, we’d be pretty unpopular and I’m sure we’d end up living...

You make me sick

Aug 7, 2019 / 6:00 am

H-Bombs went off this past weekend in North America; three of them. Two exploded in the United States and one in Canada. These ones weren’t atomic in...

Listen to your heart

Jul 31, 2019 / 6:00 am

I wish I’d known then what I know now. Hindsight is often 20/20. If you could go back to offer advice to your younger self, what would it be? Last month,...

Welcome to the rebellion

Jul 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

There’s a rebellion afoot, and this is your invitation to join. You needn’t leave the house, sign a form, or carry a placard. There are no uniforms...

Celebrating death

Jul 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

No service by request Life is a terminal condition. None of us get out of this world alive. Death, dying, and grief aren’t the most popular topics in our...

The sweetest revenge

Jul 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

Forgiveness, Part II “Tell your brother you’re sorry.” Arghhhh! I wasn’t sorry! He hit me first, but I got caught, and I had to be the...

Forgiveness is freeing

Jul 3, 2019 / 6:00 am

“Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” I’m tired of paying the price for other people’s mistakes...

Sing your song loud, proud

Jun 26, 2019 / 6:00 am

Don’t let your song die within you, whatever that may be. Is there anything you’d love to do, something you’d love to try, but haven’t...

Beauty in the ordinary

Jun 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

Fill in the blank. I’ll be happy when______. I’ll be happy when I get the job, or the perfect partner. I’ll be happy when I lose this weight,...

Addicted to thinking

Jun 12, 2019 / 6:00 am

Thinking, thinking, thinking. The virtual reality of our minds prevents us from experiencing what’s really going on in the present moment. So much of our...

Show up and shut up

Jun 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Just show up and shut up. This simple and sage advice was offered by Clair Jantzen, a local grief and loss therapist, last Sunday in Kelowna, at the Walk of...

Raging on the road

May 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

Sometimes people just lose it. All of us have had times when we’ve freaked out or reacted at a level not matching the situation. I clearly remember the...

You can be a super hero

May 24, 2019 / 2:08 pm

A book’s first chapter doesn’t tell the whole story. If it did, the rest of the book would be boring. Bestselling books are far from predictable,...

Was the day really that bad?

May 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

Days spin out of control or go down the tubes pretty quickly if we let them. Challenging situations, unexpected delays, or a few irritating moments, especially...

Are you annoying/annoyed?

May 8, 2019 / 6:00 am

Is everyone out to be annoying? Why can’t people be more like me, care about what I care about, and clean-up behind themselves? Didn’t their mothers...

We are not our mistakes

May 1, 2019 / 6:00 am

We are not our mistakes, and we are not defined by our past. Mistakes are simply that, mis-takes. They’re times we’ve tried, and it just...

STOP! Don't move so fast

Apr 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. It often seems like there’s not enough time in the day for all we have to do. Life can feel like one big to-do list,...

Be a hero to yourself

Apr 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

Why do we do the right thing? What do we do when no one’s looking? If no one’s watching, does it matter what we do? As a child, being honest and...

Stop the self-torture

Apr 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

Too many of us are into self-torture. It has to stop. We have to stop punishing ourselves. It’s easy to take life, and other’s unskilled ways,...