On Being a Man

I am in the middle of a weekend workshop, which is a part of a 5-months Conscious Leadership Immersion program. We just finished a deep process, and the debrief that followed, evoked high energy, triggers, and engaging reactions with some (or most, I think) of the participants. Deep processes tend to stir things up. It […]

On Trust and Surrender

Every end of the year I start this process, or perhaps a ritual, of reviewing the past year and looking at the year ahead. What has the past year brought? What is emerging in the coming year? What do I want to create, and what am I called to bring forward? The process starts around […]

House of Mirrors

One of the concepts I have recently started bringing into my teaching and into my life comes from the Conscious Leadership Group and wonderful their book, “15 Commitments of Conscious Leaders.” This particular one is about being above or below the line and while it really appears to be quite simple to grasp, it is […]


Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday, with a grey and rainy day in Vancouver. The trees started decorating themselves with multitude of colours, and leaves are beginning their descent, forming carpets in a variety of patterns on the ground. Fall. The season  of harvesting, of gathering the fruit of our labour, and of being grateful for what […]

What’s in a Year?

We just had a big dinner and birthday party, for my beloved’s oldest daughter and myself. Our birthdays happen to be on the same day, with a slight age gap of 30 years. Lots of food and beverages, friends from various walks and circles of life, and several dogs. By the time evening turned into […]

Quieter than Water

What is a happy and healthy childhood? Did you have one? Did I? Did anyone? Sure I remember moments of fun, adventures, being carefree, curious, open, playful, and given full permission to engage with the world on my own terms. Unfortunately, there weren’t many of them, whether in actual reality, or in my current memory. […]

I Will Make My Own Lunch

The journeys and the magic of the Right Livelihood Quest have been happening for about 4 years, with deep and transformational impact for the participants of this 4-week adventure. The first 3 weeks – Phase I – are a guided inquiry where the participants begin to engage with the exploration at their own pace and […]

Living Fully

A beautiful house on a beach of a lake, somewhere in the wine country of Interior BC. 9 men have gathered here for a weekend of being together. While we are all members of the Mankind Project, this is not an official gathering. It was more of a spontaneous initiative, an invitation, with no tangible plan […]

What If Life Was Easy?

It is a wine and cheese reception, following a graduation ceremony of yet another group of students and change agents who just finished their MBA with Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Brent, who just finished the first of his two years, and I are talking about our summer plans. He says that he doesn’t want to disconnect […]

Like an Island in the Ocean

“Want to try an experiment in something different, love?” This was a written note in a notepad that I pushed over to my beloved, as we sat for a dinner in a lovely Japanese restaurant, on our recent date/evening out. The whole evening was a planned surprise, as a belated Christmas gift, or rather, an […]