CategoryPersonal Growth

An Invitation to Experience Things As They Are in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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“Tranquillity in Disturbance Means Perfection”Chuang Tzu Since most of Canada went into “lockdown” in the middle of March, we have been witnessing the greatest disruption to society in the 21st-century. Everything has been called into question: economic stability; capitalism; populism; human rights; basic human freedoms; climate...

4 Questions to Determine What You Need to Let Go Of

4 Questions to Determine What You Need to Most Let Go Of

When you prioritize what’s most important, instead of what needs to get done, you reduce frustration and increase joy. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend and colleague. We got to talking about our work schedules and he told me that he’s changing how he works during the week. He will complete all client work and administration on Mondays...

How to Create Trust and Certainty in Challenging Times

How to Create Trust and Certainty in Challenging Times

The Covid-19 pandemic is social disruption like we’ve never seen before The Covid-19 Pandemic is challenging all of us to remain calm, to not slide into doubt, fear, and the darkness of depression, or worse, to lash out in frustration, anger, and desperation. You might even say, “Well, Darren, how could we not?” While some of us are more...

Seizures, Tears, and Chasing Thieves: Getting Certainty In Overwhelming Times

Seizures, Tears, and Chasing Thieves - Getting Certainty In Overwhelming Times

COVID-19 reveals how some things change while others become more apparent In this episode, I share a few stories about two incidents that I’ve been a part of over the last few weeks that have had a profound impact on my understanding and observations of human behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest challenge lately has been what some...

Owning the Problem Is the Nature of Personal Responsibility

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If we don’t work on ourselves to understand our true nature, we will never understand human nature in others Personal responsibility is the practice of managing our ego and recognizing that not doing so is a lack of self-awareness, and thus limiting of one’s personal growth and social well-being. When you realize that the ego prefers excuses as a...

Timeless Wisdom in a Pandemic: Give Up the Need for Control

GIVE UP THE NEED FOR CONTROL

A Meditation on Verse 20 of the “Tao Te Ching” — what it can tell us about the COVID-19 Pandemic Do you want to improve the world?I don’t think it can be done. The world is sacred.It can’t be improved.If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it. There is a time for being ahead,a time for being...

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth…

If Ever There Were a Time to Tell the Truth

Why the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown is the pivotal moment to choose to be free by discerning your truth. This is a powerful thought experiment prompt that could reveal far more about who you are, now during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown than at any other time. “If ever there were a time to tell the truth, what do I need to say? Who do I...

What’s Out of Your Control, Right Now?

What's out of your control

Part 1 of my “How to Create Trust & Certainty” process. I’m excited to announce that I have uploaded the first part of my “How to Create Trust & Certainty in Challenging Times” process to my Queer Leadership group on Facebook. I’ve prepared a detailed video instruction along with a PDF worksheet that will guide you...

Inspiration Comes from Within But Support Comes from Other Minds

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An invitation to ‘play’ in my Queer Creatives Mastermind Program A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled, Why the World Needs Queer Creativity Now More Than Ever. I started that post with a quote, which is worth repeating: “If you are on a mission to discover what you have to offer, and to bring it out into the world, every moment...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.