Archive for the Personal Growth Category


Touch

Let’s Talk! We live in an age where there are countless ways to stay connected with others. Modern technology like cell phones, laptops and iPads give us 24-hour access to applications such as e-mail, instant messaging, Facebook and Skype. People tend to spend more time communicating online than engaging in face-to-face conversations and having physical […]

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Radical Honesty

Let’s Talk! How honest are you? According to American psychotherapist Brad Blanton Ph.D., the controversial author of Radical Honesty (1996), most people lie daily about themselves and others. In the late 1990’s Audrey Hope, the host of the program Reel Women, interviewed Dr. Blanton. The following is a summary of that interview. Most people live […]

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Let’s Talk! Last year, I read an intriguing book by American psychiatrist Dr. Daniel G. Amen titled Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. This bestseller offers a breakthrough program to improve brain function and conquer mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and obsessiveness. In 2011, Amen gave a TED talk by the same title. The […]

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The Economy of Sex

Let’s Talk! In September 2013 in Los Angeles, Dr. Wendy Walsh gave a 1-hour lecture titled The Economy of Sex based on her book The 30-Day Love Detox. Dr. Wendy Walsh PhD is a Canadian psychotherapist who is an expert on love, sex, parenting, gender roles and divorce matters. She makes appearances on well-known shows […]

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David R. Hawkins – Healing & Recovery

Let’s Talk! What does it mean to heal or recover from an illness or an addiction? Late spiritual teacher and psychiatrist David R. Hawkins explores this issue in his books and videos. The following is a summary of key points discussed by Hawkins regarding healing and recovery. Most of us become sick because of unconscious […]

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Matthew Hussey – Get The Guy

Let’s Talk! A few months ago, I stumbled on a Youtube video by British television personality, author, and human dynamics coach Matthew Hussey. Although Hussey is only 27-years old, he brings a fresh and insightful perspective in the area of human relationships and self-improvement. The best-selling author is the creator of the popular GetTheGuy dating […]

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Casual Sexual Relationships

Let’s Talk! I was recently talking with an acquaintance who voiced her concern about her  daughter’s exposure to the hookup culture prevalent in Canadian universities.  She feared that by engaging in casual sexual relationships, her daughter could be hurt on an emotional, psychological and physical level. But what are casual sexual relationships and how do […]

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The Nature of the Sense of Smell

Let’s Talk! How do we smell? American biophysicist and writer Lucas Turin Ph.D. has been trying to answer this question since 1996. On August 24, 2006, he gave a talk titled The Nature of the Sense of Smell at the University of Alaska Southeast.  The following is a summary of his presentation. By his late […]

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Private Matters TV: Sexy After Cancer

Let’s Talk! I recently stumbled on an intriguing television program titled Private Matters TV.  This program is hosted by Holland born producer Max J. Van Praag and covers unusual topics such as bondage/discipline, polyamory, group marriage and tantra. Private Matters is broadcasted on Channel 26 in Marin County, California, and some of its 40 episodes […]

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The Biology of Belief

Let’s Talk! About a decade ago, I read an intriguing book titled The Biology of Belief by American biologist Bruce Lipton Ph.D in which he explored how beliefs switch on or off genes. In 2010, Lipton presented his groundbreaking ideas at a conference titled The Biology of Perception.  The following is a summary of his […]

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Morphic Resonance

Let’s Talk! Modern science’s worldview is dominated by the Newtonian paradigm.  If something cannot be measured using the 5 senses, it is deemed unreal and therefore irrelevant. Fortunately, there are scientists who are breaking free from these restrictions and dare to put forth unconventional ideas. One of these leading-edge thinkers is British biologist and author […]

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Proof of Heaven

Let’s Talk! Most people have heard of near-death experiences (NDE).  Depending on a number of factors such as culture, age and education, some may believe these accounts while others may not. I recently read a book titled Proof of Heaven by American neurosurgeon Eben Alexander that details his very unique NDE.  Alexander admits that before […]

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The Law of Attraction: A Critique

Let’s Talk! It’s the start of a new year.  Most of us will reflect on the events of the past year, and set new goals for 2014.  Some may decide to take action and make substantial changes in their lives such as choosing a different career, moving to another city or ending an unhealthy relationship. […]

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The Truth Factor

Let’s Talk! Let’s start by watching the following movie clip: This is, of course, the famous scene from the film A Few Good Men (1992) starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon. This courtroom thriller tells the story of how inexperienced Navy lawyer LT Kaffee (Cruise) defends two Marines accused of murdering […]

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Love: A Healer’s Perspective

Let’s Talk! “(…) the mind does not really ‘know’ anything.  If anything, it only knows ‘about’, and it cannot really know because to really know means to be that which is known (…)” David R. Hawkins, The Eye of the I Throughout my life I have heard people casually use the word ‘love’.  For example, […]

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Real Love in Marriage

Let’s talk! Can couples have an unconditionally loving marriage?  Author Dr. Greg Baer explores this topic in his book Real Love in Marriage, which is the sequel to his first book Real Love. I will highlight some of the practical advice found in this paperback that can help us have a happy union. Baer summarizes […]

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Transcendental Meditation & Pregnancy

Let’s Talk! “During pregnancy, the mother and the fetus are really only one entity and birth is the process of One Becoming Many.  In this role, every woman is a creator of life and she should be referred to and worshiped as such.” Dr. Guy-Paul Gagné MD, FRCS, FSOGC I recently attended a seminar titled […]

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The Emotion Code

Let’s Talk! Two years ago, I attended a conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center that featured a speaker named Dr. Bradley Nelson.  Dr. Nelson is an American Chiropractor with 25 years of private and virtual practice as well as the author The Emotion Code and The Body Code System.  I will give an overview […]

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The Eye of the I

Let’s Talk! On September 19, 2012 in Sedona Arizona, Sir David Ramon Hawkins M.D. Ph.D., made his transition to the spirit world. He was 85 years old. Dr. Hawkins died peacefully and is survived by his loving wife Susan J. Hawkins and his two stepdaughters. For me and for many of his devoted followers, his […]

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In Their Shoes

Let’s Talk! In her brief article titled “Empathetic Vibration”, American scholar Emily Ochoa remarked that “the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference”.  I think this statement points to a truth that is rarely explored.  Therefore, I wanted to examine the concept of empathy and gain a better understanding of its impact on human […]

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Man In the Mirror

Let’s Talk! I recently watched a video of the re-election campaign of Barack Obama for American President in 2012.  This video and the start of a New Year prompted thoughts of what it means to make a lasting positive impact in the world not only as an individual, but also as a collective. Barack Obama […]

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Sex, Sexual Orientation & Gender: An Overview

Let’s Talk Many of us take our sex and gender identities for granted.  In fact, one of the characteristics that we usually notice about people when we first meet them is their sex (male or female) and their presumed sexual orientation (heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual).  These assumptions affect how we interact with people because of societal […]

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Motherless and Fearful

Let’s Talk! About a month ago, I listened to a radio interview of Canadian author/businessman Tom Watson about his book Man Shoes. This hardcover is an autobiography in which he details the key life-changing events in his life. Watson stated that he survived child abuse, upheaval and 13 foster homes by the time he was […]

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From Innocence to Wisdom

Let’s Talk! A few weeks ago, I was in a line-up at the grocery store, and I noticed behind me a young child in a stroller. What caught my and other people’s attention was that she wore bright pink from head to toe – her hat, coat, t-shirt, pants, shoes and even her stroller were […]

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Power Versus Force

Let’s Talk! Spiritual gurus abound in the New Age movement in North America, and consequently it is difficult to differentiate between the real spiritual teachers and the false ones. An acquaintance recently told me about a controversial paperback titled Power Versus Force by the American Psychiatrist David R. Hawkins, and I was very impressed by […]

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When Money Can’t Do the Job

Let’s Talk! In 1999, a friend of mine was working full-time as a Software Engineer and earning $80,000/year. One morning, he walked into his office and found that someone had stolen his computer. He immediately told his manager about the theft. My friend had to muster all his self-control to hide his intense joy and […]

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Think You’re Worth it?

Let’s Talk! There are countless books on self-improvement at your local bookstore. From losing weight, to how to better one’s finances, there are endless subjects to explore and a lot of money to be made by self-help gurus. Self-esteem is one of those subjects that is often discussed. Although most people use that term, it […]

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Change or Transformation?

Let’s Talk! It’s the beginning of the year, and you have to make changes in your life. Maybe you need to quit that mind-numbing job or end a toxic relationship. You have thought about it for months—maybe even years— but why haven’t you taken action? There are countless books, tapes, and videos that offer tools […]

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