Open Dialogue

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2020-10-20: You don’t really get to choose There is no greater determinant of your well-being than your mind. And if you look carefully you …

2020-10-18: Tonight’s 6:15pm sunset came as a surprise. I’m welcoming in the long, slow nights.

2020-10-18: I think about the younger me and how much I got in my own way. The early-20s me who spent so much …

2020-10-16: A great breakthrough in coaching is like coming to the surface to breathe after spending so long …

2020-10-16: The Impossible Mindset The most rewarding work I do is helping people move from point A to B on this graph: The limits of …

2020-10-15: My Mom Was Right The other night I was in the kitchen doing the dishes when a surprising book idea came to mind. At …

2020-10-14: Stu and I had a lot of fun building on our guided retreat concept this morning. We’re envisioning a …

2020-10-14: All of everything “Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of …

2020-10-13: Love as a compass Thoughts appear in the mind out of nowhere, and of their own volition. Our role, it seems, is to …

2020-10-12: Good morning Here you are. Another day has come. What will you make of it? That is entirely up to you. Not what …

2020-09-23: #wheninroam I love talking to people, and I love not talking to people.

2020-09-12: The highest ROI choice you can make right now Great leaders are always investing in themselves—their time, energy and money. They find mentors, …

2020-06-19: There are some fantastic, free resources at www.edblunderfield.com for self-exploration and personal …

2020-06-04: The energy created when we release expectations Last week Peter, a client of mine, shared a beautiful insight. “I feel most powerful when I allow …

2020-05-29: Problems and stressful situations are like tangled up headphones. Mindlessly yanking rarely resolves …

2020-05-21: Sing your heart out My brother Will is a remarkable performer. I don’t remember a time in our childhood when he …

2020-05-19: What a wonderful world 🐜🌸🌎

2020-05-14: Hello World! The team over at iA Writer just released version 5.5 which includes new publishing …

2020-05-11: You can’t have fun I recently attended my first virtual networking event and had an unexpected breakthrough. The event …

2020-05-01: Open Dialogue (the book!) I started a simple daily writing habit that escalated pretty quickly into a vision for a book! …

2020-04-29: I decided to chat with Open Dialogue between meetings and the first thing it said to me created an …

2020-04-18: Mr. Wonka: “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he …

2020-04-18: Dad and me, circa 2016.

2020-04-18: “Life is hard when you don’t do what you truly value because you are putting all your energy …

2020-04-17: The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank …

2020-04-12: You said that intellectually you understand how being able to “surrender” or “let go” could help you …

2020-04-06: I first met Dayle ~4 years ago at one of the annual camping trips my friends organize (her sister is …

2020-03-25: I don’t need anything from you. I don’t have any expectations. You can’t …

2020-03-24: Author Robert Wright shared this conversation he had with his first medtiation teacher in his book …

2020-03-22: Matthew, Mom and me. Circa 1992.

2020-02-05: 🎙Don’t Miss it by James Blake

2020-01-31: “Don’t be miserly with your strengths, with your intelligence, and with your creativity. Look for …

2020-01-31: “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.” — G.K. Chesterton

2020-01-29: Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and I published this personal reflection on social media to …

2020-01-28: To what extent does being so focused on “why” things are the way they are prevent us from simply …

2020-01-27: This past weekend was the 6th annual SauderIRL (a day-long life skills seminar I help lead for …

2020-01-21: Desire without Attachment Before I even start, I want to thank you. Thank you for choosing to read this. Contemplating the …

2019-11-20: Last Thursday I was moved while coaching a young woman (let’s call her Jamie). Jamie was referred to …

2019-11-19: Take a breath. Slow down for a moment. Chances are you’re racing, rushing, going too fast. You’re …

2019-11-15: I love running in the rain and getting completely drenched. Today I got my fix when I was out …

2019-11-13: Can’t wait to dive into this tonight.

2019-11-12: This past week I led two workshops at Arc’teryx, an iconic company founded here in Vancouver. The …

2019-11-12: I did an exercise over the weekend where I had to come up with 100 questions that fascinated me …

2019-11-12: Over the past couple years I’ve completely shifted how I work with my own difficult (i.e., …

2019-11-12: Hello World I want to be more intentional about how I approach my own personal growth. By taking more time to …

2019-11-12: Some beautiful moments from the past few months

2019-11-11: I spent this past weekend in deep contemplation. Sandie is travelling for work (in Mexico), so I had …

2019-10-03: Watch our for how your need to be perfect makes everyone else around you seem needy.

2019-07-26: Poet Ross Gay wrote a short essay every day for a year on the topic of delight. It fascinates me how …

2019-07-26: It was Warren Springer’s surprise 30th birthday party on Wednesday night (July 24). So many …

2019-07-26: “Do you yearn to defend your beliefs? Or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you …

2019-07-25: What are you seeing that I am not?

2019-07-25: 📝 How are you feeling right now?

2019-07-24: Last weekend 7 of us hiked into the Mt. Seymour backcountry to camp at Elsay Lake. The 5.5-hour hike …

2019-07-24: “I wouldn’t put off getting to the joyful part.” — unknown

2019-07-23: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck, 🔗 this website (youfeellikeshit.com) is a great …

2019-07-21: Stop racing around for just a few seconds and notice how rich this moment is. Take a deep breath. …

2019-07-20: Celebrate the fact you remembered. Don’t punish yourself because you forgot. When you’re …

2019-07-19: What way of seeing your situation are you attached to or defending? Reflect on this when you feel …

2019-07-16: Watch your mouth. We use language to speak and think our reality into existence. I could never …

2019-07-15: Make sure the people you choose to work with are intrinsically motivated to do the work you need …

2019-07-15: It is impossible to fulfill your need for connection and meaning if you’re always interacting …

2019-07-11: Consider that every issue you perceive is the result of one or more of your needs not being met. The …

2019-07-10: The earlier in the day I exercise, the better. It generates an emotional lift that pays dividends …

2019-07-10: 🔊 Some music I find inspires movement and good moods