Category: L. Neil Thrussell

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Your Inner Voice

When I was younger – much, much younger – I had this thought that my inner voice would age and mature over time, in the same way that I would age. I even foolishly thought my inner voice would begin to sound like Jeremy Irons or Sam Elliot, and maybe, just maybe James Earl Jones!…
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27 September 2022 0

It’s Time

After a very rewarding 41-year career with the Government of Alberta (Alberta Environment), I (Neil) will be handing in my swipe card and exiting the building for the last time on February 17th, 2023. I am retiring to completely focus my attention on coaching / facilitating and writing full-time. I have enjoyed the many hours…
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6 September 2022 0
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Thank you for your comments

We want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to share your comments and thoughts on our recent articles! The articles entitled Best Before Date or Let’s Play a Game invoked many comments, and we would like to acknowledge that we have received your emails and appreciate your feedback. (Please…
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29 August 2022 0

Best Before Date

Question: In your mind, would it have a positive or negative effect on the state of your mental health if you knew your had a best before date right out of the womb? For many, I recognize that knowing your end date would have definite negative effects on your overall mental health. But a little…
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1 August 2022 1
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Lets Play a Game!!!

Note: This article may trigger you if you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Be warned! For the sake of discussion and living a better life, let’s play a game. I am going to ask you to put real serious thought into this. The more real you make…
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25 July 2022 0
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How You Do Anything, Is How You Do Everything!

I invite you to think about this statement for a moment, “How you do anything, is how you do everything”. Does this resonate as true for you? Or in your mind is it absolute poppycock? The first time I heard that statement was around 2000 at a seminar called the Millionaire Mind Intensive by T…
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16 May 2022 0

Big Plans, Dreams and Goals

I will freely admit, I am a dreamer. I love to daydream and imagine my future life… Last year at this time I was dreaming and thoroughly enjoying running. I was just starting to train seriously for the PEI Marathon. It lit up my soul. Here we are a year later. Fate, or the universe,…
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11 April 2022 0

Belief, Trust and Faith

By Neil Thrussell This is an excerpt from Neil’s talk, “My Faith Assures Me That Every Event in My Life Has Meaning”, delivered at Unity of Calgary Spiritual Community on Jan 16, 2022: For me, Faith is an interesting word. Most people understand faith as either 1.            complete trust or confidence in someone or something.…
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14 February 2022 0

Celebrate the Present

by Tina Thrussell “Celebrate the Present” is the third tenet of the Shin Dao. When Neil first presented this tenet to me several years ago, I felt a little lost. You see, to me celebration was throwing a party for somebody’s birthday or retirement.  I really had no idea what “Celebrate the Present” meant. I…
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7 February 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