Pain can be transformed

What I have come to understand with experience is everything in life has an opposite. Dark has light, hot has cold, introvert has extrovert and anxiety has serenity for possibility. Our society is fixated on labeling them good or bad, instead we could, like the...

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What can turtles teach us?

When I observe turtles, slow and lazy is what I think of! The reality is many of our prejudices are flawed. When we look below the surface, we find there is so much more! Turtles have been around for 150 million years. To give you a perspective on how long that is,...

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Uncovering the real you

A few years ago my ex-wife asked me to leave the house or she would. Our marriage had been struggling and I recall at that moment feeling betrayed, hurt and angry. I was approaching an age where I could no longer make a living playing hockey, we have three beautiful...

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Inner child

I recently went to an indoor trampoline playground with my children. We spent several hours jumping on trampolines. I attempted to do somersaults while landing in a pile of big foam cubes, pretty hard thing to learn at the age of 47! My son can already do somersaults...

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Choose growth instead of playing it safe!

A few weeks ago, I took over as head coach of a professional hockey team in the playoffs. The team had already lost their first two games in a best of seven series when I arrived. Whoever wins 4 games moves on to the next series, the other team is eliminated and their...

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Crazy eight

I am presently taking the core 100 coaching program and I am fascinated by Tony Robbins way of shifting people out of negative conditioning. He often makes reference to a pattern called crazy eight. What is it? The crazy eight is a pattern between two states or...

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Meditation and Consciousness

Over the years I have come to understand with greater depth what the art of meditating is. When I first started, I was looking for relief from the way I felt. I often felt anxious and uneasy around people, unfamiliar situations, while playing hockey and especially in...

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What is a true coach?

I recently listened to an old Tony Robbins podcast with the legendary college basketball coach, John Wooden. He coached over three decades with a winning percentage of over 80%. Coach Wooden influenced so many, including the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who is in the...

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Noticing what’s in the way!

We should learn from our life experience, yet most of us seem to encounter the same issues and challenges over and over. I will use one of my challenges as an example; most of my life I struggled with anxiety and self-confidence. It took me a long time to understand...

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