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Salute to Spock with Antimatter

I was walking home the other day and started thinking about the origin of the universe and the Big Bang Theory.  Scientists tell us that the universe and all the planets, stars, moons, comets, asteroids, and other star stuff was created in one massive explosion approximately 14.5 billion years ago.  Our solar system appears to

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Q-tip acronym is helpful

No, I am not talking about the quilted tip for cleaning our your ear canals but rather the acronym which is: Quit Taking It Personally!  Recently our business consultant shared this gem with us.  Whether in business life or other parts of life, it is sometimes hard to not take things personally.  If you own

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Jaywalking and the danger of hesitation

I normally don’t consider myself the type of person who is hesitant but there are certain moments when I find myself not acting instinctively and instead following rules that, at times, are not appropriate. Jaywalking is one of those times when I find my judgement is impaired by a conflict of following rules and assessing

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Embrace Your Spots

It is often said, “A Leopard Cannot Change its Spots.”  I think about the subject of change regularly.  I have always been a fan of change as long as it is under conscious, intentional direction and results in an evolutionary change.  I like to think that with most of the big conscious changes in my

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Resolution? Just let go.

It is that time of year when many of us decide they are going to embark on some new regime or finally try and break an old  habit. For many, January 2nd is the day when the resolutions begin. For most people the resolution never really makes it past the end of January. Why is that? It

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Things have energy too!

Often when we think about energy, we think about coming from sources that are alive.  Most people think about plants and animals as producing and radiating energy but often do not consider non-living things to have the same qualities.  The sun is an obvious example of a “non-living” source of energy.  For this article we

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Quick, who wrote the lyrics to “Signs”?  If you knew that it was the Five Man Electrical Band from Ottawa, congratulations! I loved this song from the moment I heard it in the 70’s.  While I don’t think I fully understood the lyrics of the song when I was a kid, I lived them as

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Drop the boulders and walk forward

In Ho’oponopono we often talk about forgiving the past.  In fact, the Hawaiian word, “Ho’oponopono” means to forgive or reconcile or set things right.  I tell my students to think about a past event or person who has wronged them.  We all carry around emotional hurt and pain that we have tucked into the recesses

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How are we to live?

This is the title of a book I read many years ago when I had just graduated from university.  I just noticed that the book by Peter Singer has most recently been published again in 2012.  I suppose it is the type of book a person picks up when either confronted with an existential crisis,

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Mindfulness Drawing

It has been a long while since I last wrote.  I really miss it when I can’t put my thoughts to paper (or keys…as it is).  Last week I was teaching a bunch of kids aged 4-8 about the importance of mindfulness.  This is a class which I teach every week.  If you have never

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Fractions – we are all part of something greater

In an effort to ease the transition back to school, I have been working on beefing up the math skills of our three kids aged 6, 8, and 12.  Math is one of those subjects where some people have a brain that handles numbers in a logical fashion and love the way math is taught

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The Lost Art of Dreaming

The title of this post has several literal meanings to me.  It started with looking for Castaneda’s book, “The Art of Dreaming.”   I read this strange book many years ago and it crossed my mind recently that it was absent from the book shelf – perhaps lost in the collateral damage of divorce. If

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Even the Dalai Lama has thoughts enter in during meditation

Interest in meditation is rapidly on the rise in the West.  Why wouldn’t it be?  There is so much research now demonstrating the positive health effects stemming from the practice.  It is amazing it took so long to catch on here.  Meditation is often thought to be the sole domain of many Eastern religions or beliefs

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Pull the rip cord!

For as long as I can remember, my Dad would tell me when I was a kid, “Brett, don’t wish your life away, one day you will wish it would slow down.”  I used to think, “He must be joking!”  As a kid, many of us couldn’t wait to grow up so we could do

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You’ve got the t-shirt, now move on

Life has a funny way of showing you how far you have come even when you don’t think you have moved. As the Ekahi Center enters into the second month of operation, there have been a roller coaster of emotions.  As I opened the Center this morning, I knew I had to arrive early as

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Are you at a crossroads? Wait till you hear about the universe!

How often in your life have you felt like you are at a crossroads?  You get to a point where you have to make a decision about what to do next with your life and the choices, in some cases, can be quite disparate.  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to have to make the choice

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Testing Systems

Hi friends,   Sorry for the long delay in writing.  I have been swamped with the work and details of opening the Ekahi Center for Yoga and Mindfulness in Kelowna, BC.  It has been a tiring, stressful, emotional, joyous, exhilarating ride and now we have just finished our first official week of being open. Prior

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Nalu it!

When we were choosing names for the two rooms at the Ekahi Center for Yoga and Mindfulness, we wanted names that reflected the philosophy of waves.  Our small room is named Nalu and the larger room is called Makai.  Makai is the Hawaiian word for “to the sea” and Nalu is the Hawaiian word for

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The Importance of Play

A few years ago I attended a workshop called, “Remembering to Play”.  It was lively and energetic presentation and the presenter’s message was to not forget to add some “play” into our daily lives.  It is easy to forget the importance of being playful.  It seems as soon as we become young adults, we stop

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Sitting still is not doing nothing

I was out for a walk with a friend today and we were chatting about some of life’s challenges.  During our conversation he said something that really resonated with me.  He said, “Sometimes you just have to sit still.”   How many times have you been faced with a challenge and instead of sitting and

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The Illusion of Time

As I was getting the pool ready for pool season this weekend, I was suddenly struck with the feeling that I had just closed the pool down a few days ago for the winter season and suddenly time just flew by.  We have all experienced this phenomenon where time seems so flexible and non-linear.  Although it

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Getting rid of the baggage

We all have it.  We all have that mental baggage we carry around with us.  We initially start storing the baggage in our heads and then if we don’t deal with it, we start storing in it in other parts of our bodies.  Working as a physical therapist for twenty years I have seen enough

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Look Up

I have a love/hate relationship with technology.  I hate the fact that almost anywhere you go on this continent you are absorbing microwave radiation and nobody asked if you wanted it.  Having said this, I love the fact that if I am in the middle of nowhere and my “trusty” Volkswagen van dies, I can

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Busting through the log jam or carving a new path

When I was a kid I loved building dams on small streams.  I loved watching the water back-up and try to find a way around the jam.  Sometimes, I would assist the stream and create a new path for it to flow.  I would spend hours controlling the direction and flow of the streams. I don’t

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Spring – the season of building waves

As most of Canada and parts of the United States finally start to shake off the grip of a long winter, we can start to feel the wave of energy building.  Living near the 49th parallel, I am fortunate to experience four distinct seasons.  I generally appreciate them all but I do really love how

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The Use of Anchors or Associations

  Sometimes our behaviours are so ingrained that it seems we are powerless to them.  Take for example a person who regularly smokes tobacco.  Most smokers will tell you that the cigarette is associated with an emotion.  Many people smoke after a meal or with their coffee.  In some cases the association is chemical where

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Just Let Go

Are you like me and sometimes have that need to make things happen in the manner in which you think they should?  How often have you wanted to something to happen in a certain time and were actually surprised to find that the universe was not on your side?   I have a project (top

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Working the Bell Curve for Success

You have probably heard of the Bell curve.  In statistics it is a visual representation on a graph of normal data.  If you take any population and from that population take a random sampling and then examine for a variable, it is likely that the spread of the results looks like this: In this graph

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“When I was younger, the world was a different place”

“When I was younger, the world was a different place.”  How often have you heard that before?  I can still hear my dad telling me about how he used to have to walk “twenty miles to school through eighty feet of snow and it was uphill both ways!”  I believe that every generation tells the

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Living the 10/80/10 Rule for Past/Present/Future Awareness

One of the great things about journals or taking regular snapshots (not just selfies) is that when you look back, you realize how quickly time really does fly.  I decided to clean my office recently and while I was moving some papers, my old student card from the University of British Columbia, hit the floor

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The Courage to Explore Your Mind

  As most of the land on this planet has been mapped using the latest of technology including global positioning systems, the Earth explorers of today are arguably not quite as intrepid as their predecessors.  Now, those with a desire to explore new lands, are either heading to the depths of the oceans in submersibles

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Everything has energy and moving things moves energy

  It has been an emotional week for me personally.  I suppose that is why I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks.  Being the “wave guy”,  I will say that I have ridden some massive waves this past week.  I crested a big wave during the Ekahi seminar on Feb 15th in Kelowna.  Shortly

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Ho’oponopono – the act of forgiveness

The other day while walking the kids to school, another parent and I were chatting about life and she asked me what I did for a living.  I mentioned that in addition to teaching at the local college, I was the author of the Ekahi Method book and seminars.  After explaining the meaning of Ekahi,

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Don’t fear failure so much…

It is so common, it seems as if it must be innate; that is the fear of failure.  Even very young children seem to have a fear of failure but it cannot be innate – or can it?  Children learn that there are consequences to what their parents and educators perceive as failure.  Take colouring

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We are all Ekahi – We are all One

When I was living in Hawaii many years ago I was, for the first time in my life, introduced to people who recognized the importance of friends and family and intuitively understood the connections between the land, people, and all living things.  In fact, when you listen to the messages from many indigenous people, there

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Staying the Course – Look at Edison

I am barely hanging on with my resolution of not to talk about resolutions!  This article is not just about sticking to your goals in January but is applicable any time of the year.  Most of us set goals for ourselves.  Goals can be effective in helping us achieve something we really want.  Some people

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Influence the future by improving the odds in the present

The new year is well under way and I will try and avoid the usual discussions, posts, and tweets about resolutions.  This article relates to a belief I have that there is more to life than just randomness as many of the quantum theorists will tell us.  It is not that I don’t believe in

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Mindfully clearing the trash after the season of celebration

Seasons Greetings! I hope you all had the chance to spend some meaningful time with friends and family this week past or have plans to connect with people important to you on New Year’s Eve.   On Boxing Day, I was helping my kids bring their gifts from beneath the tree, downstairs to their bedrooms.

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We are connected to the natural world

The other day my step son said to me, “Thanks for making me go outside.  If it were up to me I would probably stay indoors too much and I know it is good to be outside.”  I loved his insight with that comment.  Even as a generation who is born into this world of

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Waves are Life

Anybody who knows me, knows me that I am a wave freak.  I love the fact that everything in life is a wave.  When I first say that, most people can accept that there are sound waves, microwaves, radio waves, and waves on the water but saying that everything in life is made up of

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Demystifying Intuition

  “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein   I used to think of intuition as a nebulous, catchword used by the devotees of the alternative health movement.  It seemed to me

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The key to success is…relationships.

A couple of days ago I delivered my Introductory Level, Ekahi Method, three hour course.  It was lively presentation and it really got me thinking during one of the breaks about this thing I say a lot, “The key to success is relationships.”  If you were to search, “The key to success is…” you see

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When I need courage I remember that…Eddie Would Go

This article was inspired after watching the documentary on Eddie Aikau.  If you have never heard of Eddie Aikau, he was one of Hawaii’s most celebrated surfers (next to Duke Kahanamoku).  Besides his surfing prowess, he was Waimea Bay’s first lifeguard.  Waimea Bay is on the north shore of Oahu and is renowned for its

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Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties

The title of this article, “Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties” is a quote by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It may be one of his lesser known quotes but this quote resonates with me as it reflects the foundation of the Ekahi Method. In the Ekahi Method, I discuss how the waves in our environment and

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Going with the Flow

A few days ago we were dropping off copies of the Ekahi Method book to some media people in Kelowna.  During one of the stops, we chatted with a prominent business person.  She suggested that we should come back later that evening to meet somebody who she felt I would have a lot in common

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The Nature of Deciduous Trees and Making Decisions

              I love all seasons.  One of the many things I enjoy about this time of the year is observing the deciduous trees change color as their sugars become trapped in the veins of the leaves.  I also love the falling of the leaves.  As a child I can

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Happiness is accepting that which we cannot control

On the weekend I was listening to Quirks and Quarks on CBC radio. Host Bob McDonald was interviewing George Johnson who has just published a book called “The Cancer Chronicles”.  It was a fascinating, and yet an initially depressing, discussion about cancer.  The depressing part was Johnson stating that we are not at all winning

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I am thankful for the words of many former patients

  On this Thanksgiving day 2013, I have been reflecting on my time spent in both the United States and Canada working as a physical therapist.  Not only have I been thinking about the differences in the way the two countries celebrate the holiday but I have taken some time to think about the patients

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Reductionism vs Holism: is the cell more important than the person in treating chronic disease?

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” — John Muir We live in an age that celebrates Reductionism far more than Holism.  Reductionism is viewing an object or an organism as nothing more than a sum of all its working parts.  In a

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The Sitting Disease – Maybe This is the Smoking Gun?

As a physiotherapist I am well aware of the effects on a joint that has been immobilized in a cast for several weeks or the deconditioning that results from weeks or months of bed rest due to illness.  Last week I was listening to the CBC radio station and there was an excellent interview conducted

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Rant on Technology

Anybody who knows me knows that I embrace most new technology – especially anything that makes my life more simple.  I use a “smart phone” for most of my day to day communication.  I love being able to communicate quick bits of information via texting or email.  I also spend a great deal of time

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Work and the perspective of time

One of my favourite hobbies is to try and understand some of the more abstract concepts of quantum physics; in particular those related to the concept of time.  I regularly try to wrap my non-Einsteinian brain around concepts like space-time and time dilation. I think the older you get you become more aware of the

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Walden and Mindfulness

  I just finished reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau.  It is one of those books that I have wanted to read for a long time but felt I needed to be in the right space to attempt it.  As I closed the book last night, I was discussing with my partner how beautifully written the

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The Importance of Respecting Your Sleep Rhythms

                “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” – Ernest Hemingway I have always loved sleep.  As a child, and right through until the last couple of years, sleep has come easily.  On the rare occasion that I did

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Great Healers Sometimes Sell Ice Cream

  Many years ago, when I was living in Hawaii, I began to experience an existential crisis.  I had been practicing as a physical therapist for a few years prior to moving to Hawaii and while practicing on the Big Island, I began to wonder whether I had made the right career choice.  I enjoyed

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Final Reset Before Labour Day – the other New Year’s Day.

September always feels like the other New Year’s Day to me.  January first marks the last day of Christmas holidays and the return to routines.  Labour Day, for many, people is the summer version on New Year’s Day.  With Labour Day fast approaching, I needed one more selfish indulgence to Reset before September 2nd.  My

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Why Knowing Your Past is Important for Your Present

  I  am reading a fascinating book right now called, “What Disturbs Our Blood”.  It is a true story of a man desperate to uncover the deep dark family secret of what happened to his grandfather – a prestigious and highly respected physician.  After watching his own father, also a highly regarded physician, attempt suicide

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What Can be Learned from Fiction?

All right, I admit it, I am pretty much a one-dimensional reader. My fifteen years of college and university is primarily in the sciences, and this has shaped my reading. For most of my academic years  I read only text books and scientific journal articles. But, now that I am more or less finished my

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The Origin of Ekahi – What Colour is Your Wave?

A few years ago when I started blogging, I wrote extensively about waves and in particular electromagnetic radiation.  As I am now nearing the release of the Ekahi Method book it seems a good time to re-visit the subject of waves, after all, the Ekahi Method is about the effect of waves on our relationships

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Summer Road Trips

  The kids have just finished their second week of summer vacation.  We just got back from a family reunion in Dunster, B.C.  If you have never been up the Robson Valley, it is worth the drive.  Seeing the glacier on Mount Terry Fox, the abundant wildlife, and the headwaters of the mighty Fraser River

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Have You Forgotten How to Love Yourself

That is the title of a Red House Painters song from several years ago.  The band has since split but the lead singer – Mark Kozelek, has gone on to perform solo and in another band he started called Sun Kil Moon.  When you listen to Have you Forgotten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mb1ILIQvdM  I am certain you will  feel

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The Importance of Gardening

Today was a beautiful Canada Day.  Record breaking temperatures across British Columbia.  It was a shock to the system after a span of Biblical rains.  Not only were we celebrating Canada Day, but it was the first official Monday with no school for the kids.  That too can be a shocking transition for kids and

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Learning to Flow and trying to be happy…even while running.

A few weeks ago I was watching at YouTube clip of a friend of mine.  She is a successful and sought after public speaker.  In her video she was talking about  a book that has helped to shape her life and her career.  She described how the book “Flow” was important as the philosophy of

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The Two Birthday Parties – my life is a Seinfeld Series

  My Uncle Bob (yes, Bob’s my uncle), who reads my blogs,  said, “Brett,  your life reads like the Seinfeld series.”  He has a point.  In the last month, I have enjoyed a sensory-explosion holiday in Montreal, ungraciously deplaned a flight, drove across Canada in two and a half days, and, by the grace of

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Diversity, Resetting, Restraint, and a Nod to Nature.

We are on the Sunshine Coast and, as the name suggests, it is beautiful and sunny!  I will restrain myself from telling you my exact coordinates because if I tell you that I am at a campsite on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by old growth cedar, next to a world class oyster restaurant, in the

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Re-establishing Routines and Riding the Wave Back Up.

  Some of you have asked to see my amazing shoes I bought in Montreal, so here they are! It has been one week since I arrived back home after my two and a half days of marathon driving across Canada. The stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and terrible diet during those days

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Red Leather Shoes, A Red Rental Car, and an Unplanned Road Trip Across Canada

How is that for a title?   From my last post you learned that I was in Montreal.  I spoke volumes about how much I love Quebec.  We spent five wonderful days in Montreal.  The food was amazing, the people are colourful, and the vibe of the city suits me well.  I know it is

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The French Canadian Paradox

As many of you know, I love Quebec.  I am currently in Montreal enjoying the colourful sights, sounds, and smells.  I am sure you are aware of the French Paradox?  Much research has been done of late to try and understand how people living in France are generally less obese, have lower rates of type

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The Lost Art of Whittling

We were out for a beautiful hike yesterday.  As we walked down a sandy path towards the sound of a rushing creek, we were chatting with the kids. During one of our conversations, I reminded my step-son about the importance of mindfulness in every day activities. Like most kids, he was talking about what he

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Avoidance: An expensive lesson learned.

Recently I was chatting with a professional about the effects of avoiding dealing with emotionally sensitive issues. We all do it. There are those things whether they are doing your taxes, seeing your doctor about an unusual symptom, or apologizing to your partner for something you said. We know we have to do it but we

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Entanglement and the Passing of a Life

On Wednesday night, my partner and I had plans to drive to see a loved one who was seriously ill in hospital. Uncle Dan, whom I had only recently come to know, was diagnosed with end stage cancer. I met Uncle Dan a few years ago, and I instantly liked him. He was an exquisite

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The Comforting Sounds of Music on a Vinyl Record

I love to listen to music on vinyl records.  It took me a while to figure out what it was about the music on vinyl that I seemed to appreciate more than digital but then it hit me yesterday. I had just purchased a recording by Stan Getz from my favourite local record shop –

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Intention and the end of an Academic Term

Well, today was a big day for my students. They finished their final exam and they are now heading out for two months of practical experiences in health care before they graduate. As I was saying my goodbyes to my students and wishing them well on their practical experiences, I was thinking about what their

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Ratchet Your Decisions

Like all of you, my life is a product of a continual stream of decisions made. In a previous post I talked about decisions and how they relate to “good or bad luck”. In that same post I talked about the importance of taking subconscious decisions and making them conscious particularly if you find yourself in

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Resurrection…a personal meaning for everyone

I am adjusting to blogging in my new home.  Like any change, there are always some challenges with getting used to something new.  This Easter holiday has had some really interesting parallels for me with death and resurrection.  My old way of doing things on my old website has now been laid to rest.  In

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So…my partner bought an “ionic hair dryer”

Another strange title to my post.  Yes, my partner purchased an “ionic hair dryer” as it promised to dry hair more quickly by releasing negative ions and blasting them at your hair.  I was giving her a hard time about this new appliance as it seemed so gimmicky but it really got me thinking about

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Grade 6 Math and the Tessellations of Life

Alright, if you made it past the title to the text – I thank you.  I was musing (babbling incoherently as my partner calls it) last night about math.  We were helping our 11 year old with math –  a humbling experience for an adult.  He is a bright spark but has some challenges with

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Just Write a Letter and Mail it to Yourself

I am always experimenting with new ways to motivate myself.  I am always looking for ways to affect my subconscious patterns that are not productive and re-write the code.  Recently I came up with a technique, which may at first seem absurd but it really works for me.  I actually write a letter to myself

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My Top 5 Health Supplements

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of supplements.  If one eats a bunch of veg and some fruit and throws in a few grains with either meat or legumes for protein – you should be totally fine.  This being said, not every day goes according to plan with the food or drink I force

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Do you know when you are out of balance?

As most of you know, I am ALMOST finished my book.  I know I have been saying that for several months now but it is a slow process.  I have been re-working a chapter on balance in life.  A central component of the book is determining what your Base Frequency is and knowing what it

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A morning of wave riding with my son to Home Depot for…cookies

Yes, of course it is a surfing metaphor!  As you know I like to talk about learning to Master the Waves of Life.  This morning was a great reminder of how, while you might be riding your wave near the peak it is possible that those close to you are not.  This morning my son

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Bad Luck or Bad Choices?

I recently completed a Chapter in my forthcoming book on Intuition and Decision Making.  You might be asking yourself what Intuition and Decision Making have to do with waves (as I always talk about waves).  Intuition is described by Penney Pierce as the slightest vibration felt when you are about to make a decision.  It

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Top 5 ways to reduce ELF and UHF (microwave) radiation

Hi everyone, I get asked a lot about ways to limit exposure to Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) magnetic fields and Ultra High Frequency (microwave range) exposure.  Well, people usually ask questions more like, “how do I prevent frying my head with my cell phone?” or “should I be worried about having a clock radio so

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Are we synchronized with the heart beat of the earth?

Here is a wild thought:  is it possible that we are in sync with our earth?  Is it possible that our physiology has evolved to be in tune with with the earth’s frequency?   Wait!  I am serious!  It is not as crazy as it sounds.  If we take a look at some of the

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2 steps forward and 1.9 steps backward is still progress!

Hi everyone, The title of this weeks blog are the exact words that sprang out of my mouth this morning after a night of over-indulging in food and drink.  Like most of you, I struggle to stick to my goals.  To use one of my many, many, many wave metaphors – I struggle to stay

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What the heck is Energy?

“My kids have been sick for over a week now so I am feeling a little low on energy”.  This is a comment I made to my students this morning and it got me thinking about this word “energy” and how often we use it in our lives but have you ever asked yourself what

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Dr. Brett’s Top 5 Ways to Feel Better This Winter

How are those resolutions you made a couple of weeks ago doing?  Statistics tell us that 30% of us have already fallen back into our old habits.  Don’t be too hard on yourself – old habits are hard to break!  Many of my patients tell me that this is the start of the “tough season”.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

My first official post of the New Year!  Like many of you who spend the holiday season busily cooking, cleaning, visiting, celebrating, overeating, over-imbibing and all the rest, early January can be quite a contrasting time.  It is often a return to normal routines and while the memories of the season still linger and the

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Check out my latest YouTube

Happy New Year Everyone!! Brett

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Intuition…we need it now more than ever.

Well, I started this blog on Christmas eve and it is now Dec 28th.  Between the busiest time of the year and a cold, it has taken me this long to finish this blog.  In the book I am writing, I am working on a chapter on intuition and thought the subject would make an

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The Importance of Friendship

Yesterday, I went tobogganing with my son and a friend and his son; both of whom I hadn’t seen in some time.  It was the first real snowfall of the year in Kelowna and the two boys (both four years old) were excited to hurtle themselves down the slope. While there was no question that both

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Stress and Breathing

My students just finished their last final exam last week.  As a college instructor, I see what acute stress looks like quite regularly.  Recently, one of my students asked me what I thought was the most important treatment I offer my patients suffering from chronic pain.  It was a really good question.  I sat with

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The God Particle and Reductionism

Welcome to my first post in my expanded Blog title.   I am happy about opening up to discuss new areas of health and science.  You can see by this title that I am freeing myself from the confines of purely electromagnetism and now discussing the bigger topics!   So, to address my topic, I

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The Important Things…

Clearly my blogging over the past couple of months is taking a turn towards a more expansive vista.  When I started this blog, I thought I would write about electromagnetic radiation and the health effects (clearly reflected in the title of this blog).  While much of the early posts were on this topic, I quickly

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The power of sound and music

A few posts ago, I wrote about the Incredibly Sensitive Human.  In that post, I described how as humans we are consciously aware of our environment through our many senses.  A post today on the CBC showed a copy of Kurt Cobain’s Top 50 albums: http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/11/Kurt-Cobains-50-favourite-albums I am a big fan of the late Kurt Cobain

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God, Semantics, and Energy

How is that for a catchy title?  Alright, as you know, I normally blog about electromagnetic fields and health. If you grant me this latitude, I will move along this thin branch, ever so carefully and explain my title and my beliefs about the big subject God and energy. Just as a reminder, far more

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Riding the waves of life – surfing is my metaphor.

This morning my partner came to me for support with a heavy heart.  She was looking at some photos of her favourite uncle and it stirred feelings of love and feelings of fear and sadness.  Her uncle is battling a serious health problem and my partner expressed fear about the inevitable day of saying goodbye.

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The Incredibly Sensitive Human

As most of you know, I love thinking about and researching the subtle effects of environment on humans.  It has always been my belief that, although are bodies appear to be these solid masses which bump around in our environment, we are much more fluid in how interact with our environment.  As I have mentioned

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What about the Big Flip?

Recently, I posted about the earth’s magnetic field – the geomagnetic field and how it protects us from incoming solar and cosmic radiation.  The geomagnetic field is said to be a static field and the lines of force which exit the poles protect us from incoming ionizing radiation from the sun and space.  These force

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Tryptophan and Serotonin and Relax

I had a really nice Thanksgiving dinner last night.  It was lovely to have our blended, eclectic family together for dinner.    I love the way a nice meal can really elevate a mood.  I am fascinated by the effects that eating turkey can have on our moods.  I love that sedative effect that eating

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Developing a Frequency Profile

In my last post I suggested that part of what makes people compatible is frequency.  Without question, we all emit a frequency of non-ionizing radiation.  Sure, most of this is infrared radiation (heat) but we can measure brain waves, heart rate, nerves firing, muscles contracting.  All these things are measures of electrical activity.   As

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Can you dance with your partner?

As most of you know by know, I am passionate about the invisible forces that affect us.  These invisible forces which are mainly waves of the electromagnetic spectrum have profound effects on our body.  Electromagnetic waves literally influence our physiology.  We are intimately connected with all living things.  We often use phrases like, “I really

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Entropy as it pertains to life

As most of you know, I think a lot about life and waves and the effects that environment has on us.  While most of my writings and musings are on the subject of electromagnetic radiation, another aspect of physics that intrigues me is the second law of thermodynamics – Entropy.  Classically, Entropy is the nature

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Clinic is Open!

While we are still working out some details, the clinic at 1515 Lawrence Avenue is officially open.  Appointments are made by email: bwade@okanagan.bc.ca My evaluations and treatment recommendations are for people with: 1) MS 2) Fibromyalgia 3) Chronic pain and Chronic Fatigue 4) any chronic rheumatic disease    brett

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Using Magnetic Fields for TREATMENT of Disease?

Well, finally back to work after a very busy summer.  It feels like work is actually more rejuvenating than my holidays – perhaps this explains why I did not blog this summer but I am blogging now.   If you have read any of my previous posts, you will have noticed that most of what

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Summer update

I see that the length of time between posts is increasing!  It is not that I have been sitting idly by a swimming pool – okay some days that is true.  I have finally finished my clinic!  I intend to have pics up soon.  I am available to see patients now.  If you have chronic

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How do I resolve the fact that I love my cell phone?

When somebody learns that I am health researcher with a focus on environmental radiation from sources such as the geomagnetic field and radiowaves, I often find myself deluged with all kinds of questions.  The most common question I get is, “do you use a cell phone?”.  I usually smile an impish grin and pull out

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Antioxidants and antiangiogenesis and Happy father’s day!

Well,  it has been a few weeks since my last post on Radon gas.  I have been busy travelling with work and was fortunate to spend some time in Quebec city – my newest favourite city in Canada! I watched a great TED talk last night on antiangiogenesis.  It was an excellent presentation by Dr.

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Radon Gas

Apologies for a longer than usual delay in posting!   I have been prompted by some conversations recently to write about radon gas.  What prompted me was overhearing a conversation in which a person described getting treatment to “removed the heavy metal Radon from their system”. YIKES!  Firstly, radon is NOT a metal.  Radon is

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The Geomagnetic Field.

Up to this point in my long and illustrious blogging career (heavy sarcasm intended), I have been discussing parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that may have health effects such as: ELF (household power) and UHF (cell phones and WiFi).  I have shown through research that the health effects, while contradictory in some cases, do suggest a

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Dirty Electricity and Harmonics

As I promised a few days ago, I wanted to write something about “dirty electricity”.  As I have described in previous posts, household wiring in North America enters our home at 60 Hz.  This frequency is classified as ELF.  I have previously discussed the research which has suggested that some appliances which operate at 60

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Free radicals…what exactly are they?

I have discussed in several of my posts the role of free radicals in disease.  I realize that the term “free radicals” is used rather loosely by lay people in discussing health matters so I think it is important to really understand what they are.  Firstly, it is important to note that free radicals are

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Ionizing Radiation from Diagnostic X-rays

A few posts ago I discussed the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.  I described how ionizing radiation contains enough energy contained in the photons to dislodge an electron from an atom or a molecule.  This creates a free radical such as superoxide anion (O2-) or hyroxide anion (OH-) which has the ability easily combine with

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Movin’ up the spectrum…WiFi, cell phones, cordless phones, etc.

To recap: we have discussed the electromagnetic spectrum and the basic physics behind the electric and magnetic fields.  Last entry we specifically looked at the health effects related to Extremely Low Frequency (<300 Hz).  I provided some references which have suggested that there may be some health effects with power distribution frequencies and I suggested

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ELF mitigation

Before I start discussing the other parts of the EMR spectrum such as UHF (ultra high frequency) and SHF (super high frequency) which include microwaves, cell phones, cordless phones and WiFi, I will discuss mitigating the exposure from ELF. As I have described, ELF includes the spectrum of non-ionizing radiation between 3-300 Hz.  This frequency

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All About the Waves!

Anybody who has heard my lectures knows my inevitable transition to discussing waves.  It is my favourite subject as it is the essence of life.  So far my posts have talked about the spectrum of electromagnetic waves but there are other types of waves such as sound waves.  Before I delve further into discussing the

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Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation

In my last post I described the electromagnetic spectrum.  In that spectrum, I pointed out that electromagnetic radiation can range in intensity and frequency as a wave from high energy gamma waves (emitted from sources such as nuclear decay) through to long wave length, low energy radio waves.  At the very end of those low

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Before I get to far into the hot topics, I need to discuss the theory (as far as it is known) regarding electromagnetic radiation. As you can see from the picture above, electromagnetic radiation has frequencies and energies which run the spectrum from high energy and high frequency gamma rays which have a very short

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The Telecommunications Act and “Spectrum Auction”

As most of my friends and colleagues know, I have a keen interest in non-ionizing, extremely low frequency radiation and the effects on health.  With these blogs, I hope to discuss research which describes all sides of this contentious issue.   Since it is hot off the press, I thought it would be a good

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