helping a friend with depression

there was an interesting post a few days ago on PsychCentral, predicting that january 21st – yesterday – would be the most depressing day of the year, according to cliff arnall. or maybe not. maybe it’s in october. whatever it is, the most interesting part of that article to me was that they also touched… Continue reading helping a friend with depression

social media megaproject: twitter

good monday, everyone! many of you know how much i like twitter, the social media site. (if you’ve never been there, go visit here; if you’re looking for me there, you can find me here.) that’s why i’m really happy to be one of the hosts in my friend vivien’s social media mega project over… Continue reading social media megaproject: twitter

a buddhist carnival – 3rd edition, part 2

here is part 2 of the january buddhist carnival. you can find part one here. t he first two posts will be particularly interesting to people who are just starting to explore buddhism. samuel bryson talks about living in the now – the philosophy of happiness with a twist of zen at his blog total… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – 3rd edition, part 2

a gallery of compassion

you may remember that a little while ago, i participated in the compassion project put together by the three monks. we were all asked about presenting our unique thoughts, definitions and views of compassion. i wrote about compassion and social media. this group writing project has come to an end. i’d like to present to… Continue reading a gallery of compassion

wordless wednesday with a twist

some of you have already made the acquaintance of my wonderful friend tina. i’ve rarely met someone so full of fire, fun and creativity. tina is working on a book project. until about 10 years ago or so, tina couldn’t read. it’s not because she’s stupid. far from it. she just experiences the world a… Continue reading wordless wednesday with a twist

a buddhist carnival – 3rd edition, part 1

welcome, friends, to january’s edition of a buddhist carnival. like last time, i’ll divide it into two parts, just to make it a bit easier to read. let’s start with fellow therapist wayne c. allen, who talks about non-duality at the phoenix centre blog. non-duality … is about loosening one’s grip on “one note being”.… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – 3rd edition, part 1

leaving a therapist, finding a therapist

over at my “buddy blog” finding your marbles, there is a really good discussion about what happens in therapy. this post here talks about ending therapy. scott asked me to comment on a conundrum a commenter is experiencing. here’s the problem: i was sure i could go it alone but couldn’t face telling my therapist… Continue reading leaving a therapist, finding a therapist

frank paul: guilt, truth and reconciliation

there have been times when i’ve pointed out the sometimes not-so-stellar record of our police. this post here about the sad story of frank paul could be another one. frank paul was a first nations man who lived here in vancouver. “lived” not in the sense that most of us do; he didn’t have a… Continue reading frank paul: guilt, truth and reconciliation