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Beginners Mind, Non-Judgement

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki

Beginners mind is the antidote to reactivity. Beginners mind is where the creativity comes from. Where the new ideas come from. It is impossible to solve a problem with the same thinking that was there […]

The Burden of Culture, Clan, Family

‘Show me your original face, the face you had before your parents were born.’
Green Koans Case 12: The Original Face

How many issues have we inherited from the structures we had grown up in? Who are we really, when we put away our gadgets, take off our clothes, our makeup. Who are we when we […]

Mindfulness is personal

Below is my journey. Not a very special one but shared with you in my deep belief that mindfulness is a very personal experience.

Mindfulness. You must have been VERY busy for the last two years to not to have heard, read, learned, and grown tired of the phenomenon known as mindfulness. Everybody has added […]

About Mindfulness

A life lived consciously is filled with mindful attention toward, and respect for every moment. The practice of mindfulness is widely used in modern health care to alleviate stress, pain, weight problems, emotional suffering such as depression, anxiety, anger, grief.

Mindfulness is recognizing things as they are not as they should be. Things are what […]


If you have a stressful project or other challenge you feel is depleting your resources, if you have reached a point of confusion, frustration, or exhaustion, Focus/Recharge will provide your body and your mind with important re-set impulse to replace ‘stuckness’ with creativity and clarity.

The mind-body approach includes hypnosis, bodywork, meridian pressure points, mindful movement. […]

Menopausal health

With midlife changes, like with any other life changes our first response is often a definite NO. We try to continue as before or look for cures that will bring us back to ‘normal’. Yet going back is not possible, despite what glowing ageless women from the television screens and the covers of countless […]

This Season of Love!

With the holiday season approaching, we have a chance to immerse ourselves in the most powerful energy of appreciation, belonging and love. And yet, for many of us, this season will offer trances of alienation, feeling unloved, unappreciated, overpowered by the stress of producing perfect holiday, perfect mood, perfect relationships. With the new year […]

May Beginners Mind Reminder

Walking under the fullness of cherry trees blossoming in High Park unseasonally late this spring I was reminded about the Japanese tradition of celebrating the sakura trees blossoming as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. And as the new group started I found myself revisiting the concept of the beginners mind. I read […]

Eckhart Tolle’s Free Live Meditation

Eckhart Tolle hardly needs an introduction. An unsurpassed master of minimalist yet accessible art of living in the moment. If you have never seen him live, now is your chance. If you have, my introduction is superfluous.  Sounds True will be streaming his life meditation on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm Toronto time. To […]

Stress and Immune System

Health research shows that prolonged stress has a detrimental effect on our health. Prolonged stress makes you more susceptible to illness, and once you are sick it will take longer to heal. Stress will make you age faster. Suzanne Segerstrom, PhD, and Gregory Miller, PhD  reported findings from 300 empirical studies describing the relationship […]