For just a few minutes forget about the content of your life… The stuff that consumes your thoughts. The coming and going of everything that you think makes up your life. And ask yourself a question. Is this the life I want to live? Is this the life I am meant to be living?

If you feel a resounding yes ripple throughout your body: Congratulations! You are living purposely and fulfilling your destiny. The journey and path is one you chose. Not your parents, your neighbour, your teacher or preacher. You chose it…

According to sociologists we are powerfully influenced…


Love of life. The trees and water, the birds, the wind and ocean, the sights and sounds. The clouds contrasting against the blue of our sky.

The sound of life, an engine, a roar, a hiss, a thrum — the vibration of movement and excess of oxygen. The majesty of our night sky, pulsating stars, shapes and sizes, afterglow, the sacredness, the sheer expanse.

Lost in a place, a time, a capsule, a soul, a misfit — something familiar, something amiss. Alive, free, effortless, the noise of nothing.

Life. Its mysteries. The earth, the colour, our vagrancy and trespasses and…


Restorative: Having the ability to restore health, strength or well-being. Our homeostatic reset. Our bodies innate ability to be whole. Sleep is fundamentally the most important factor in sustaining health. The fact that we spend a third of our lives sleeping gives overwhelming insight.

Drugs and alcohol and the daily rigours of the 21st Century steal precious minutes and hours of sleep. The television puts us into a trance like state of susceptible impression. While robbing us of sleep it feeds us messages and marketing campaigns designed to maximise profit. …


Do we unwittingly run from our destiny our self discoveries? Do we unconsciously sabotage our successes? Do our thoughts derail our presence and our actions sidetrack progress…

How long can we shelve pain alongside our inner turmoil? I recently experienced a mental collapse. It seemed to come out of nowhere, it felt similar to a small meteor crashing into a house (or so I think).

I was exasperated and floundering when it occured. I was shaking; feeling fuzzy and out of control. I drove home frightened and uncertain, wondering why now…?

The next day I suffered a second panic attack…


Many years ago a young man traveled to a distant land. The landscape was harsh and unforgiving. The journey was taxing and in the end cost him his life. His story would later influence many lives. It would be written and rewritten and published. This story echoes not only our fears but our triumphs and what we most endear.

Not everyone believes this story, in fact some don’t believe that it is a story. They see it as fact. They see it as though it happened in front of them. This story is more than a story. You may already…


The journey of life is much more difficult than we give it credit. We often charm ourselves into thinking “Its wonderful to be alive.” At times it is… But do we acknowledge the rigour and strain and pain life delivers?

The letting go, the holding on, the fear, the pain, the unknown — the not knowing — and being okay… We want to know, we act like everything is fine, like we expected the worst. When we are afraid, vulnerable and seeking answers, sometimes anything, to hold, to believe.

Do you have the courage to not believe…? No ideologies, no…


Like really felt it floating inside you, a presence, another dimension, a door way…? I did years ago sitting in a giant auditorium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Deepak Chopra asked five-thousand attendees to close our eyes and feel our souls. I was hung-over with a mild headache and still felt my soul. It caught me by surprise…

Life goes on and you forget about moments and then certain events happen and they trigger a memory. …


Have you ever changed your belief in the afterlife because you felt let down by life? I did… for almost 5 years. Pragmatism won the mental juggle. Books about history, sociology, psychology, real-science littered my desk and shelf. Gone were the works on self-improvement and quantum physics and energy.

Before that: inculcated by Mormonism, ideology and dogma and a bigotry I was not aware of. The pendulum swung 180 degrees after consuming Mormon history. The history I was told to never read — because it was Anti; hedonistic and calculatingly wrong.

This was my past and present: my future seemed…


Being a father is different than you think it will be. You have listened to other men talk about fatherhood. And you think you know what it will be like — but you only know when you’re doing it. Fatherhood happens when you live it.

When you are juggling other problems; not just the ones you have. Fatherhood happens in the middle of the night, when your team is about to win, sitting down for dinner. The nights drag in to days, then weeks, and if you're lucky another month whizzes by.

Fatherhood can be a slammed door, breaking up…


The sacrifice of our mothers is often unacknowledged. It must be one of the greatest acts of selflessness: having children. My mother had 10. I was the fourth born and not only did I experience chaos I was very much apart of it, or the cause.

Watching my wife navigate the oft strewn mornings of packing school lunches, drop-offs, straggly tied shoes, back-packs, pony tails, and grumpy kids. While I whisk off to work in an air-conditioned car and my own silence.

My level of respect for the (artful dance or not so artistic anything) of running circles around children…

Todd Preston

In my twenties I knew everything, my thirties I lost everything, today I question everything…

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