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Grace: Drilling Down to Core Values

The challenge for this issue of Synergy was a personal one, because it forced me to drill down deep enough to identify the essence of what is important to me and how I manifest it in... 



Are You Stuck in a Rut?

I congratulate you! Not because you are in a rut, but because you know you are. Knowing you’re in a rut is the normal prelude to self reinvention. Many get stuck in a rut without... 



Life Lessons in Presence

How many times have you heard someone say, “He was at home with us, but he wasn’t present?” It happens a lot and it’s a major factor in relationships coming apart. If you are... 



Harvest—Closing Life’s Cycles

I am not a farmer, although I grew up among farmers and worked on farms in my childhood and youth in Ontario. At harvest time, my mind inevitably turns to ‘cycles.’ Life is full... 



A Handicap or a Gift?

Our family was very poor. I was the oldest of four boys and my parents rented a house for $15 a month. It had electricity, but we didn’t have a refrigerator. We all used the outhouse... 



It Felt Like The End Of The World

Three decades ago, my life was humming along in a predictable way. The children were growing up with only two left at home. I had given up alcohol. Both my wife and I had good jobs... 



Create a More Conscious and Fulfilling Life

You have been on a quest for self-improvement. You meditate and pay attention to self-care. You have managed to stop worrying about the future for the most part. You try to think positively... 



From Twelve Steps to One Step

In the 1950s and 60s most adults in North America smoked cigarettes or other tobacco products. We thought nothing of it.   However, increasing research evidence of tobacco health risks... 



What Will Your Emotional Legacy Be?

I had remarried a couple of years before and was busy at home trying to establish a new consulting business. We had three teenagers at home and with all the distractions and noise,... 



Set Your Course

The practice of setting goals has probably been around forever, but reached prominence a few decades ago. In the ‘70s every business, every government department and every solo professional... 



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