Totally Meditation


Live event – Aug 23 Centering and Grounding

Hi I am happy to announce my first live event. It will be a 2 hour workshop in a small venue in New Westminster BC. Click on the photo to get the details. If you are interested in attending you can buy your tickets at http://www.decideyourlife.com/meditation-workshop/  

Grounding and Centering class Aug 23 2014

Woman practicing self compassion

Compassion for Yourself

We are bombarded with social media messages and requests from family and friends asking us to be compassionate for others. What about compassion for yourself? Being compassionate towards yourself builds patience and resilience, which in turn makes it easier to have compassion for others! First some background Most of the Mindfulness Meditations […]


Overcoming Anxiety

Meditation is a powerful tool for overcoming anxiety. It doesn’t cost anything, can be done anywhere and the side effects are all positive 🙂 It is well established that anxiety can lead to heart disease, relationship problems and a person who is anxious is likely to rate their level of happiness lower […]

Man doing wood carving for relaxation

Young girl mindfully looking at a moth

Meditation with children

We have covered some of the basics of meditation with children (mindfulness meditation for small children). Here are a few more points. Have Realistic Expectations With small children naturally occurring mindfulness moments can happen at the most wonderful AND the most inconvenient times. You may be in a hurry to get somewhere, […]


Peaceful Father’s Day

Do you have fond memories of father’s day past? Yes or no – I have suggestions to help you make this one coming up a peaceful Father’s Day. Not everyone (including me) has had the best relationship possible with their father. The fact that mine has been gone from my […]

girl gives her father a gift on father's day

Mindfulness meditation for small children

    Teaching children meditation is unbelievably beneficial. A child who is easily frustrated can be taught to calm themselves down; a child who is very sensitive can learn to let go of hurt feelings; or a child who gets so overtired they just can’t sleep can be taught techniques to help put themselves to sleep. Mindfulness meditation […]


Reduce pain by changing how you think

Mindfulness exercises to reduce pain There are several techniques you can teach yourself to lessen pain. Below are two I find useful and I invite you to add your suggestions in the comments below if you have found other ways that work for you. This blog is about building up a supply of […]


Change your focus to reduce pain through meditation

Today we cover reducing pain by changing the way we think. Sounds like a big order but I have an idea or two to get you started 🙂 Sayings and stories from many countries carry the message that what you focus on multiplies, and that is certainly true of pain. […]


Meditation for pain management

Meditation is a helpful tool for pain management. Two of the ways it can help relieve pain are when it is used as a natural muscle relaxant and when it is used to change your perception of pain. Today I will focus on muscle relaxation as a way to lessen pain and […]

woman in pain

Being Present – A simple walking exercise

There are times when life feels too busy to take the time for a sit down meditation. Although a full focus meditation seems to bring best results you can still benefit from being “mindful” of what you are doing. This exercise is about taking your mind away from thinking, planning and worrying for a […]


Meditation for family

This Easter weekend many of us will be spending a lot of time with our families. Sometimes it is absolutely wonderful, sometimes not. Here is a brief meditation and exercise to help you feel in control of your reactions to family situations. Throughout this meditation keep the intention that your family are […]


Burning paper ritual

Ritual for release

Meditation and Ritual for Release   In preparing a very private meditation I’ve decided to make it’s impact stronger and longer lasting by performing a ritual to go along with the meditation. For me it is going to be either a one time thing or a yearly ritual, it totally depends […]


Moving Forward

My intention with this website is to be consistent and provide useful information, tools and tips to help you ease into a new meditation practice or, for people who have done meditation in the past, to help you get back on track. I must apologize for being absent from this […]

moving forward

Grief – letting emotions flow

Grief is an odd thing. One minute you are just fine and the next minute you are crying. In some cases allowing yourself to REALLY experience the pain as soon as it bubbles up, can relieve it. Let me explain. When I think back to times of grief in my […]


Grief Acceptance

This is my first article about grief, before, during and after someone you love passes from your life. I started this section because for the last two or three years it has been on my mind. I have not written because I was going to keep this site all about […]