Thanks for stopping by!
My favourite things in life are bodies of water, music and coffee. All three at the same time and I'm pretty much a pig in sh*t. I love deep, stimulating conversations about the meaning of life, as much as I love a long night out dancing. I practice what I preach. I strive to grow and be a better person everyday, and I strive to keep it simple and real. Ultimately, like yourself, I want to wake up and feel good everyday. I don't believe in hiding from anything. I don't believe in sweeping anything under the rug. I believe in looking life dead in the eye - whether good or bad, and embracing it. I believe wholeheartedly that life should be great and that every one of us has within us the capacity to create a life that is fulfilling!
The Artful Thinking journey began when a psychiatrist friend of mine asked me if I could teach one of his patients suffering with anxiety how to meditate. I did, and that led to more than I ever could have imagined. I soon found myself doing full-time one-on-one coaching and counselling in which I aimed to help people overcome a variety of obstacles and challenges that were getting in the way of their fulfillment in life. Using the knowledge that I'd gained over the course of my own life, I was successful and able to assist many people in transforming their lives. I realized that the approach I was using was a rare and necessary one. I combined basic principles of cognitive therapy, neuroscience and eastern philosophy; striving to empower people with knowledge that they could apply to their life in whatever way they saw fit while teaching them how to be more connected to themselves. The proof was in the pudding; it was obviously helpful and more and more people wanted to work with me. I encouraged people to not only go after the life they wanted, but how to be fulfilled while doing so. I believe that this is the only way to true fulfillment! After about 5 years of one-on-one work my goals morphed and I decided that I wanted to be able to connect with more people. I wanted to do something bigger; something that could touch many more lives and went far beyond me. There, Artful Thinking was born.
My vision with Artful Thinking is that it become a platform where all sorts of useful, practical and easy to apply information is gathered; a platform where others can submit their thoughts and others can host workshops and retreats. The only theme I want to remain consistent is that it's equal parts thinking and not thinking; Mind and body; knowledge and stillness; information and creativity; ambition and mindfulness.
Lots of love,