Learning and Living Wisdom

Of course I should have expected it, but over and over again since launching the CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL people ask me a question that I am still unable to answer – at least in any adequate way. The question… Continue Reading »

Practicing Presence

Recently I met a colleague who, discovering that I had closed my clinical psychology practice, asked me what I was doing. I told her I was practicing presence. This was a bit of a cheeky reply because obviously… Continue Reading »

Wisdom

I have been thinking a lot about wisdom recently – in large part because I am approaching my seventieth birthday and keenly aware that the cultivation of wisdom is the crucial developmental challenge at this stage of life. However,… Continue Reading »

Writing and Living

This is the fourth of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary.  Jackie:   I would like to shift our focus slightly and talk about how you write… Continue Reading »

Faith and Belief

This is the third of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for the final instalment of this wide-ranging interview to be published here later… Continue Reading »

Brokenness and Wholeness

This is the second of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further instalments of this wide-ranging interview to be published here over the course of 2016…. Continue Reading »

Fully Human

This is the first of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further installments of this wide-ranging interview to be published on this website over the… Continue Reading »

Spiritual Alchemy

I have long been interested in alchemy – not in the literal efforts to turn base materials into silver or gold but in the way the alchemical quest serves as a metaphor for spiritual transmutation. Taken literally, the… Continue Reading »

Twelve Days of Presence

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are just about to enter a season that people either really hate or really love. Some hate Christmas because they find the hype about peace and joy too nauseating, others because the… Continue Reading »