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The Evolution of Coaching Psychology

The Evolution of Coaching Psychology

The practice of Life Coaching arose out of athletic coaching in sports and is broadly defined as a collaborative process of helping someone improve performance or satisfaction in some aspect of their lives. In contrast with psychological counselling or therapy which is often focused on pathology rooted in past experiences or flawed thinking processes (cognition), Life Coaching is focused more on the hear and now by working towards...

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Five Myths About Supportive Housing

Five Myths About Supportive Housing

Summary For those of you who may not like long articles, lets get the facts out of the way right from the start. Those who oppose supportive housing projects are just as compassionate as those who support them. We all want to help the most vulnerable members of our community family and provide them with the compassion, services, connections, supports and shelter which will allow them to gain a solid foundation towards becoming happy,...

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A Couple Grams Of Consciousness

A Couple Grams Of Consciousness

Last weekend I was on my way to a beautiful, unpopulated, sandy ocean-side beach a few blocks from home, for some summer afternoon swimming in consciousness. Along the way I decided to pause for a pit-stop and psychological pre-load. This babbling, mellifluous, warbling creek meandering through the lush wilderness forest did the trick. As I write these words at 17:26 on August 14th 2019, reflecting painfully on a most difficult decision I...

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Spirituality, Happiness & Well-Being Are In Vogue!

Spirituality, Happiness & Well-Being Are In Vogue!

Introduction A quick glance at the news and it would seem that we are living in challenging and troubling times. Potentially catastrophic environmental and climate changes are looming on the horizon. Man’s impact on the planet has been so severe it has ushered in a new geological epoc called the Anthropocene — a geological time period marked by the significant human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems. The looming impact of...

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How Pot Helped Me Quit Crack

How Pot Helped Me Quit Crack

Around 2003 my partner and I moved from Calgary, Alberta (Canada) to Squamish, British Columbia (BC). We had both moved to Calgary from Prince George, BC only the year before but shortly after moving to Calgary I got head-hunted by an executive search firm for a position in Vancouver, BC (close to Squamish) with the BC Government. I had also spent about 15 years of my life rock climbing in Squamish where I had many epic and...

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Fake-Positivity or Imperturbability

Fake-Positivity or Imperturbability

One of the common myths about being “spiritual” or “awakened” is that suddenly everything in your life is perfect, all the stress and bad shit disappears and some even try to surround themselves entirely with positive, supportive and like-minded individuals and information/news. This is not only unrealistic and false, but can also hinder REAL...

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Life is Hard – Then You Die

Life is Hard – Then You Die

Now go out and enjoy every second of the journey, try to be a “good” person along the way and maybe cook up a huge pot of “Peeps & M&M Chili”! If you are looking for a “meaning” to life, that’s a good a place as any to start. As an arm-chair philosopher one of my favourite shows is The Good Place (an afterlife – “Heaven”). The premise of The Good Life is simple. A...

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What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

Transpersonal (beyond-ego/self) psychology – also known as the Fourth Force of psychology – has been around formally for over 50 years and has its roots in the humanistic psychology movement of the 50’s and 60’s. Although the field was formally established around 1967, the term “transpersonal” was first used in print by William James in 1905 and the role of spiritual, self-transcendent and exceptional...

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Open Letter to Gibsons Council

Open Letter to Gibsons Council

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama Good day Gibsons Mayor and Council Members. I am writing you at this time to appeal to your compassionate concern for the well-being of hundreds of Gibsons citizens (mostly over 50) who may be severely impacted by your decisions tonight with regards to cannabis dispensary licensing and any other bylaws or enforcement decisions. In...

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When The Universe Speaks

When The Universe Speaks

A Pattern of Synchronicities “Synchronicity: A meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” ~ Carl Jung It would appear the forces of the universe are sending some powerful messages my way. I have been living on the Sunshine Coast of BC (Canada) for around 2.5 years. I came over here following the end of a year long relationship which eviscerated my heart and...

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