Are you Avoiding your Feelings?

Do you find yourself shopping when you don't need anything and spending more money than you have? Do you eat when you are not hungry and past the point of being full? Do you need a drink in order to face your day, or perhaps several? People do many things to distract themselves from their … Continue reading Are you Avoiding your Feelings?

The Bacon Conundrum

Are we the first generation to actually think we will beat death? Do we believe that if we do everything possible to keep ourselves alive as long as we can we'll be around when the cure for death is discovered and live forever? This smacks into reality when we consider whether or not we would want … Continue reading The Bacon Conundrum

What Happened to Socializing?

For the most part, the Camino passes through small rural towns. There are some major cities on the way, but they are the exception, not the rule.  One of the benefits of this is that pilgrims get to see how life is lived in Spain. Not just how the world sees Spain through its major … Continue reading What Happened to Socializing?

Stress Eating?

You are on your way to check out the new fish that are arriving today at the pet store and a car rear ends you at a stop sign. Then, you get there to find out that they haven't arrived yet and you see your lover petting kittens with someone that you don't know. You … Continue reading Stress Eating?

Right Brain/Left Brain — Chapter 7

I am in my office again. I just finished a pretty easy week at work. I was only covering my own desk, which meant that I had a reasonable amount to do. There are definitely ebbs and flows of work and this was a particularly light flow. It is 6:00 p.m. EDT and it is … Continue reading Right Brain/Left Brain — Chapter 7

Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction" a movie I rewatched recently on Crackle because I enjoy the messages in it. The movie takes a stab at determining if self-will or destiny reigns supreme. It asks, "How do you want to live your life?" Ultimately, it examines the relationship we have with ourselves and the world around us. As … Continue reading Stranger than Fiction

The Importance of Respecting What You Want to Eat

I feel like lessons are being taught. For example, I made a soup out of the left over vegetables. This is something that I do. I love these soups. They are all unique, so never boring and they give me this sense of satisfaction. No food is going to waste. I have found a way … Continue reading The Importance of Respecting What You Want to Eat

Unconscious Decisions

Going deeper and deeper into knowing and understanding myself is important to me. Who was it that said, "An unexamined life is not worth living?" To me, it is more than that. Discovering oneself can be the greatest and scariest adventure that a person can go on. I often coach people that have put up … Continue reading Unconscious Decisions

Some Like it Hot

Is it Hot Enough For You? Do you remember shovelling snow, hating the slippery roads, wearing layers upon layers and still being cold? This heat wave is the weather that we were all looking forward to as we stepped into deep water secretly hidden under a thin layer of ice, soaking us through to our … Continue reading Some Like it Hot

There is More to Life Than Avoiding Death

I was sitting on my balcony, enjoying the warm air and how the twilight deepens the colours and ushers in a peace that used to precede sleep in those days before lighting, when a clutch of little girls walked by. One of the girls said, "My mother won't let me sit in front of the … Continue reading There is More to Life Than Avoiding Death