Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pecha Kucha - November 25, 2010

Need inspiration?  2 words: pecha kucha.  The official Pecha Kucha website states that the name derives from a Japanese term for chit chat.  http://www.pecha-kucha.org/  This past November, I attended my first Pecha Kucha night (Vancouver #14) at the Vogue Theatre.  http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/vancouver/ 

Pecha Kucha wowed me.  The speakers were entertaining, bright, and inspired.  I laughed and gasped - check out the speaker list!  But, the most beautiful and inspirational idea for me was the idea of living walls.  Mike Weinmaster from Green Over Grey allowed his creativity with plants to flourish into a company that turns your lackluster cement building into a lush vertical oasis.  It totally amazed me and yet was completely simple.  My favorite idea of the night :)  To check out some living walls, link to the Green Over Grey website!  http://www.greenovergrey.com/

Lucky for you, Pecha Kucha is held repeatedly and in many cities.  Get yourself thinking.  Get creative. 
Vancouver - February 24, 2011
Edmonton - March 4, 2011
Find your own city:  http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dr. Wayne Dyer

On Tuesday, November 23rd I had the pleasure of attending a lecture given by Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Dr. Dyer, a student of Taoism, strolled around the stage telling bits of stories, sharing insights and repeating the phrase "after the break I'll tell you..." for a full 2hr 45min - until 9:45pm before reaching said break.  I figured this must be some ancient technique of weeding out those who couldn't wait...the non-patient ones.  I had every intention of hanging in there for all the good stuff.  And you know what?  It was worth it.  Dr. Dyer's new thoughts and future writings are centered on the idea that we are GodI am that I am.  He also shared  Maslow's self-actualization theories.  One idea that really struck me is that a self-actualized person doesn't just observe the differences between people and then choose not to judge.  They have reached a conscious level where they no longer notice material difference.  For more info on Dr. Dyer see his website www.drwaynedyer.com

Sprituality was not the only topic of the evening.  Dr. Dyer has leukemia.  Two interesting, but different healing experiences were shared with us.  The first is of his meeting with a nurse practitioner, Pam McDonald, who discusses the importance of testing one's genes to determine how best to eat to prevent disease.  The book, entitled "The Perfect Gene Diet" is at the top of my Christmas reading list!  I'll provide more info once I've read it.  But if you're curious, check out perfectgenediet.com.  I have flipped to the back of the book to investigate testing the gene in question (the Apo E gene) and will be setting up an account with Genova Diagnostics in the new year to facilitate testing for patients.  Testing for most of their "Genovations" panels are with saliva.  To view sample lab reports go to www.genovadiagnostics.com search for CardioGenomic, CardioGenomic Plus and EstroGenomic and click on sample lab report on the right.  The other Genovations panels also allow the option of testing Apo E as an add-on.

The second healing experience he shared with us is that of meeting and experiencing a healing from Adam Dreamhealer.  Adam's parents had contacted Dr. Dyer and offered a healing when they heard he was in Vancouver.  Speaking to us, Dr. Dyer described having lights shining out of his fingertips as he went to sleep on the previous evening, the evening of the healing.  Then, part way through the lecture he realized that he no longer was using his reading glasses to read us quotes from the various books he had with him.  He surprise and gratitude were completely genuine and only fueled my excitement to attend Adam's upcoming group healing in December.  To read more about Adam see www.dreamhealer.com.

Let the ideas inspire you!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Yes! I am actually going public with my blog, Yikes! Baby steps - most of you know this, but I've always dreamed I will be a writer, so it's about time!

Why kaleidoscopic? I've always loved the way the tiniest shift can make such a beautiful new pattern. Pattern, beauty, symmetry, light, perspective. Kaleidoscopes are completely fascinating and beautiful. In the same way, I hope that I can share ideas with you that are similar to what you know to be true, yet fresh enough that you can find new beauty in what already exists.

Nimble conscious? Well, to me this is a reminder not to settle into complacency or any fixed idea of what it means for me to be conscious. Achieving consciousness is about constantly re-examining one's perspective and position.

Peace on the journey