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Earthing

We are already into week two of a brand new year, and before it gets away on us, we want to share that we are getting off to a great start by re-committing to the 4 pillars and the 12 tenets of the Shin Dao…. And we’re inviting you to walk this path to joyful,…
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10 January 2022 0

Tale of Two Camps

As a life coach, facilitator, author and observer of life, I have noticed that there are generally two polar opposite camps when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions. There are those that make New Year’s resolutions and those that don’t. My observations of the two camps are: In the camp that creates and makes New…
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3 January 2022 0

Up Here in Canada

It’s great to be able to take a lighter view of life and laugh at yourself. If you’ve ever lived in Canada, you’ll be able to relate to – and laugh at! – the video below.  If you’ve never lived in Canada, most of what’s sung about here is true… tho a few things are…
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27 December 2021 0

Happy Holidays!

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we’d love to hear that you’re appreciating everything that this time of year has to offer people of all backgrounds: The beauty of the lights and decorations The extra kindness people seem to be willing to extend The festive atmosphere The quiet, sacred time The extra big smiles on…
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20 December 2021 0

Ceremony, Ritual & Joy

This Sunday night I attended Unity of Calgary’s annual Metaphysical Christmas Candle Lighting Ceremony. (Poor Neil, who looks forward to this beautiful evening as much as I do every year, was at home in bed recovering from a rough allergy attack!) I was awed as I stepped into the comfortably dim room, lit purely with…
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13 December 2021 0

Thrive On

by Tina Thrussell A friend was kind enough to share a link for short-term access to the fascinating and informative documentary film called Thrive II: This is What it Takes. This movie comes along nine years after the first film, Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take?, which was created to wake people up about…
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6 December 2021 0

All hands on Deck! Prepare To Hoist The Main Sail!

Neil was gifted with an epiphany about the Shin Dao almost eight years ago. This epiphany has been an incredibly positive experience… and a curse at the same time! Why do we say that? Because Neil was gifted with this huge, heartfelt understanding of the Shin Dao, but Neil (and Tina) had to grow into…
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29 November 2021 0

Letting Go of Busy-ness

It seems everyone is so busy these days. There is way too much to do in a day. It’s easy to get wound up in the go, go, go, hectic pace… and getting wound up ultimately takes its toll on our health and our relationships. This is why it’s critically important to…


22 November 2021 0

Celebrate Life’s Little Joys!

This trip to PEI was initiated as Neil’s opportunity to fulfill his goal of running his third full marathon and reconnect with his oldest sister, Glenda, (who ran the marathon with Neil)…
but the trip proved to be so much more!


15 November 2021 0

Something of the Marvelous

From the Nov 9th, 2021 edition of “Heart and Mind Matters” “In all things of Nature, there is something of the Marvelous.” – Aristotle The first of the twelve tenets of the Shin Dao is “Connect with the Earth”. On our recent trip to the beautiful island of Prince Edward Island, on the east coast of Canada, I…
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13 November 2021 0