Who are your teens spending time with?

Who are your teens spending time with?

These days you hear a lot of parents complain that their teens do not want to spend more time with them or that they downright avoid them completely. Let's analyze why and how we may be able to remedy the...

/ January 3, 2019
Why asking questions can improve your life or business?

Why asking questions can improve your life or business?

Asking questions about the status quo and how things are done takes one to a beginners mind. In fact, Steve Jobs was a big proponent of this theory and used it to question the status quo in a quest to...

/ January 2, 2019
30 day writing challenge

30 Day Writing Challenge

My keyword for the new year will be - "write". To battle my addiction to TV, Netflix, Youtube, and social media, I have taken up the challenge to write every day for the next year - but I will start...

/ January 1, 2019
10 Tips to avoid Creative Procrastination

10 Tips to avoid Creative Procrastination

Ok. The first in the series of tips and advice for the creative entrepreneur. As a creative professional myself, I believe that procrastination comes naturally to creative people. So here are 10 tips that I have used in the past...

/ April 12, 2017

The True Meaning Of Yoga

Immerse yourself in the thought of yoga (union with God), inwardly non-attached and even-minded in both success and failure. Perfect evenness of mind and feeling itself the definition of yoga. – The Gita In the West and these days even in...

/ January 25, 2017
Thoughts Are Scattered Like Birds

Thoughts Are Scattered Like Birds

It is the nature of the mind to be constantly in motion. Thoughts come un-abided and wreak havoc on the mind. A great Yogi once said that his “disobedient thoughts are scattered like birds before a hunter”. One key to...

/ December 12, 2016
Social Media: Are you even listening?

Social Media: Are you even listening?

Are you listening on social media?I am sick and tired of hearing entrepreneurs and business owners saying that social media does not work. They do not want to invest time, money or effort because they say the ROI is miserable....

/ September 7, 2016
Misguided Marketing Messages

Misguided Marketing Messages

Misguided Marketing Messages: I was at Wren’s Kitchens the other day trying to order a kitchen for our house (I will be doing a post and a video on my experience with Wren at a later date) and saw a...

/ December 28, 2015

Learning to Be Silent

The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence. On the first day all were silent. Their meditation had...

/ March 18, 2015

Show me your temper?

A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?” “You have something very strange,” replied Bankei. “Let me see what you have.” “Just now I cannot show it to you,”...

/ March 11, 2015