Have you ever been caught up in a spiral of negative thinking?

Then have you beaten yourself up for thinking that way? I read an interesting quote recently:“Learn to keep the door shut, to keep out of your mind and out of your world every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.” —George Matthew Adams This quote makes such great sense, it invites […]

What role do expectations play in your life?

I spent so much of my life disappointed despite being surrounded by incredible people, places, and opportunities. I had been programmed by society, my parents, and their parents to see aspects of my life through a lens of lack. This perspective troubled me on a daily basis (it still rears its head every now and […]

Any of you feeling uncertain about anything right now?

“The only thing certain in life is uncertainty.” —Derek Hough My wife, Tara, has been feeling uncertain recently. She loves her career—she has been a registered massage therapist working with perinatal women for 23 years—and has been thinking of retiring because her hands aren’t quite as young as they used to be. He thoughts have […]

Where are you falling short in your life?

Last night I was out till nearly 2am. This was a common practice in my late teens and early twenties, but has been much less frequent on the back end of my forties. So I’m a bit tired today. Small consequence…. I went to a remote beach not too far from my house with a […]

What do you do to take care of yourself?

When I worked in palliative care I had so many incredible clients. They would all share the same joke with me upon each visit. They’d say, “Dave, you’ll never guess what happened to me this morning?” And after a short pause and an inquisitive look from me, they would share their brilliant answer, “I woke […]

What is not working for you in your life right now?

I would love for you to really answer this question. PM me. So many of us get shut down by the things that don’t seem to be aligning with our expectations. Expectations are the precursor to disappointment. I spent so much of my privileged life in disappointment and it was because of my programming. I […]

When was the last time you felt really proud of yourself?

Just over a week ago I scored the tournament winning goal for my men’s league soccer team on the Sunshine Coast. When the ball crossed the goal line with only a few minutes left in the game, my whole team screamed out in celebration. They even lifted me off my feet and carried me around. […]