A warm welcome to you.
To my readers: please note I am renaming my website from ‘MeaningfulWesternLife’ to ‘The Calm Monkey’. The Calm Monkey reflects ‘calming the busy monkey mind’. You will see a transition to my new logo soon! Here is a little preview…
Please read my blog which is about cultivating joy and meaning in a busy lifestyle, or read about where I teach non-religious, beginners meditation in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. I have a unique Workplace Meditation offering, and also teach public classes and run a local meditation sitting group.
What do I mean by ‘busy life’? Most of us are ‘go-go-go’ and ‘busy’, so life may look like this:
- working, trying to get ‘ahead’ financially or professionally
- dealing with relationships – perhaps dating, friendships, marriage, divorce, family
- raising children, helping aging parents
- managing through health issues
- juggling it all: work, family, fun, social, spiritual, health, finances, exercise…
What do I mean by ‘joy’? Experiencing moments of peacefulness, happiness, compassion and love, and feeling it inside your being. I don’t mean being happy every waking moment, but I do mean finding meaning in life every day. This takes conscious awareness. This means choosing your perspective.
I blog about things that bring me joy, and meditation and mindfulness. Please follow my blog by entering your email address to the right.
If you want to learn a bit about me, see About Me.
My cancer journey has blossomed into introducing meditation and mindfulness into the workplace – what a joy this is, to help shift the way people experience their work life and their interactions with each other.
I love feedback, so please send me your thoughts about this website at any time – then go have some fun today. You can send me a private email here, or comment further below on this page for others to see.