First of all, I want to thank everyone for being so understanding while I've been making my move to the new office. I'm slowly getting organized and the debit machine and some new furniture should be in place next week. I'm pleased that everyone seems to be happy about the improved parking situation and for those of you who live downtown that you haven't seemed to mind the walk across the bridge.
Even though the move has been going smoothly, it's been so busy and I haven't had time to write for the blog (and my next immediate project to record a meditation audio to download). Mostly, I've been busy with administrative tasks - getting new business cards, changing my address with professional associations, and most exciting, getting my Alberta Health Services practitioner number so that I can now refer people to a psychiatrist directly (which will be very handy given that I work in an office with some really great psychiatrists). Before I had to send people back to their family doctor to get the referral, but so many people in Calgary don't have a family doctor that it has been very difficult since I moved to Alberta to help people get connected to the help that they need.
In any case, I wanted to post something quickly to tide you over until I am blogging more regularly again. So, I thought what could be better than one of my favorite TED talks: Habits of Happiness by Matthieu Ricard. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and often referred to as the happiest man in the world. In his uplifting 20 minute presentation he talks about how we can all train our minds in the habits of happiness. Inspiring and humorous, Ricard will help you feel that true and lasting happiness is within the reach of all of us regardless of our personal circumstances. Enjoy!