What to Do With the Pain?

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You’ve probably heard the term “compassion fatigue”? It can happen when you’re constantly taking in the pain of the world and don’t know what to do with it. Whether it’s the sorrow of working with beings who are deeply hurting, the hopelessness of facing impossible odds, anger at those standing in the way of change, […]

Are You Glass-Half-Full or Half-Empty?

To be effective and enduring changemakers, we can’t just focus on with what’s WRONG with the world, but what’s GOOD. Here are some tools to help you with that. If you know me at all, you’ll probably hear me talking about the great value of joy, presence, and love. So, you might be a little […]

A More Deliberate, Productive Week

Are you working hard to make a difference in the world, but feel like you’re just never getting enough done? Well, I’m a big believer in working smarter, not harder. In this Changemakers Sessions, I teach you some techniques for setting up and optimizing your week so your most meaningful projects and dreams stay on-track […]

How to Keep Your Cool with “Opponents”

When you’re a changemaker, you often face a lot of opposition in the world, your communities, and even with your own family and friends. Sometimes it’s people who are very ideologically set against your cause. Other times, it’s just folks who are uncomfortable, for whatever reason, with the changes you’re personally trying to make. Either […]

Getting Out of Robot Mode

On Feb 7th, I launched The Changemaker Sessions with the theme of “Getting Out of Robot Mode“! With our world in such an urgent state of trouble, our kneejerk reaction, as people trying to create change, can be to go into pure autopilot in an effort to buckle down and get things done as efficiently as […]

Turning New Year Possibility into Reality

Happy New Year Sweet Ones!! POSSIBILITY. I think that’s what the New Year most represents for me. That delicious moment in time when we feel we could actually create our year and our life, instead of our year and life just happening to us. Unfortunately, many folks find this air of possibility fading before the first week […]

Rock The Damn Boat

Are you afraid of blowback from speaking up for what you believe in? Here’s the trick for making yourself bullet-proof… Many of the changemakers I work with are empathetic, natural peacemakers, and often kind-to-a-fault. These can be great qualities for caring about the state of the world, but challenging qualities for calling out the state of the […]

The Angry Changemaker

The problem isn’t in feeling anger, the problem is in being angry. I talk to my coachees and students a lot about making sure our anger as changemakers isn’t running the show. When some folks hear this, they unfortunately take that to mean they “shouldn’t” feel anger. Well, I’m here to say, HELL NO to […]

Digging in the Dirt

What does a veganic farm and a silent meditation retreat have in common? They both utilize the valuable life skill of digging in. This past week I was literally digging in the dirt helping plant our first veganic farm for the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank that I help run. Take a watch! https://youtu.be/b58wOfhnVqo Now this […]

Presence Over Perfection

Magnificent One! As folks trying to make a difference in the world, it’s so important for us to connect with and truly reach people. But I used to feel sooo much pressure to make an impact in a conversation or a presentation, that I’d get totally stuck in my head trying to find just the […]

It’s Not Just About the Hustle

Joyful New Year Dear One!  This is the week many folks are back to work after the holidays, and the mood in the air is HUSTLE. It’s like all of society is whispering breathlessly in our ears: Do all the things NOW to make up for your slovenly ways over the holidays! Well, we know […]

Deciding YOUR New Normal

Don’t settle for just getting back to “normal”… Let’s mine your pandemic experience to create your new and IMPROVED normal. As more and more folks are getting vaccinated, it’s pretty damn exciting to see COVID cases plummet and the world around us start to open up again! In fact, it’s proving a little dizzying for […]

F.A.C.E. Tool: Transforming Pain into Fuel

If you’re somebody trying to create change in this world, you’re going to need some powerful techniques to keep you energized and hopeful. Lovely Being! I feel very lucky to be able to work with people like you who have the awareness and compassion that inspires them to make the world a better place. I […]

Falling down too many rabbit holes? Create before you consume

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If you’re always running out of time for the meaningful projects in your life, this is the practice for you! Magnificent One! Every new year, I write down my big dreams and goals for the year ahead, and a few years ago, I started to notice that the same ones kept appearing year after year. […]

Want to be a more powerful changemaker? Try being kinder to yourself

See if this feels familiar… You’re someone with a big heart who cares about the world, but this passion often leads to putting a lot of pressure on yourself to do more, to know more, to be more in order to make a difference…and as quickly as possible! These expectations then end up fuelling some pretty nasty behaviour towards yourself… Crappy self-talk, anybody? How about pushing […]

Quiet Joy: The Way to Salvage These Pandemic Holidays

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Most of us are heading into a holiday season like none we’ve ever quite experienced. With the pandemic still looming large, many of us aren’t traveling home to see our families (I’ll miss you sweet home Manitoba!) or embarking on the regular holiday shopping pilgrimages or attending big festive parties. Maybe you’re really bummed out […]

Using Curiosity to Get Unstuck

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I had a coachee the other day telling me he’s been feeling pretty stuck and disconnected these days and he wasn’t sure how to start turning it around. I told him: “When in doubt, get curious.”   Curiosity is one of my favorite states of being. I find it so open, so pure…and so instantly […]

Summer Presence Meditation

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For folks who live in places like I do where there’s a whole lot of winter, summer can be especially sweet. That is…if you’re paying attention. See, when you’re somebody who’s trying to make a difference in the world, you might find yourself getting so caught up in your mission and getting shit done, that […]

Humour as a Tool for Change: Talking with Denise McLeod

humour as tool for change

In this Changemakers Thursday Livestream, we talked with Denise McLeod from the Indigenous all-woman comedy group Manifest Destiny’s Child. We discussed the opportunities, challenges, and some rules-of-thumb for using humour as a tool for social change — from bigger-scale initiatives to a simple social media post.

Making Social Media Empowering For You

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Social media can be a vital tool for people who are trying to make a difference in the world, but not if it’s overwhelming and depressing you. ? In the week’s Changemakers’ Thursday Livestream, we talked about how to approach social media in a way that feels healthy and productive. Some topics we covered: – […]

5 steps to feel better and make more impact as a changemaker

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