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February 29, 2008

Quantum Soul Mates for Couples – Day 1

Filed under: Love, Personal Development, Relationships — tshombe @ 3:17 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog entry in just 5 minutes, but since that’s about all I have, here goes!

Chad and I arrived here at beautiful Loon Lake (more like Loon Sheet-of-Ice Lake right now) at about a quarter to 5 in the afternoon, shown to our room, and given several pages of intensive pre-session homework to do.

And they were pretty intense questions.  I don’t have time to share at the moment, but I did find out some wonderful things about me and my partner and what we want out of our relationship.

We’ve been together 5 1/2 years and I am happy to say we have a very good relationship.  But I want to go (to borrow a phrase) from good to great.

I also discovered that one of my greatest fears is feeling stuck in an unhappy relationship. 

So last evening I promised myself to be fully committed to the process.   Indeed, we were engaged with exercises and connection and intense sessions for over 6 hours, only getting to bed after midnight.

And we’re back again at 7:30 in the morning (5 more minutes).

A fellow participant just came down from her room and said she’s exhausted from the vulnerability.

"You ain’t seen nothing yet," Dov said.


February 28, 2008

Off to Loon Lake for Quantum Soulmates for Couples!

Filed under: Events, Love, Personal Development, Relationships — tshombe @ 8:36 pm

Loon Lake, Maple Ridge, BC Canada (UBC)
Chad and I are very excited to be off today to a 5-day couples’ relationship retreat!  We’ll be leaving within the hour.

The retreat will be facilitated by Dov and Renuka Baron at the University of British Columbia’s Loon Lake Research and Educational Center.

On March 1 (two more days!), we will have been together 5 1/2 years and I’m happy to say we have a good relationship already.  We’re very excited to learn how to transform a good relationship into a great one, and to catapult it to new heights of love and intimacy.

The workshop itself is called Quantum Soulmates for Couples.  Chad and I are committed to submitting wholeheartedly to the process.

We’ve been looking forward to this retreat for a long time, and it’s been quite a journey to get here. 

Something tells me it’s going to be a lot of fun. . . and a lot of work!

February 26, 2008

Strombo interviews peak performance expert Tony Robbins

Filed under: Coaching, Motivation, Personal Development — tshombe @ 4:21 pm

If you’re a student of Tony Robbins, you have probably already seen this 12-minute segment where George Stroumboulopoulos interviews him.  I just discovered it when Alvin Cook shared it over at

The video shows a down-to-Earth and refreshingly imperfect Tony who shares a little insight into his own humanity and what it means to be a student (and teacher) of peak performance.

(I have to say that I still think he talks a bit too fast, which sometimes — for me, anyway — takes a bit of energy to keep up with!)

For me, one of the most encouraging parts of the interview is when Tony minds us that when the chips are down, nothing in life is permanent.  Tony, of course, is the guru of ‘state management,’ a proponent of consciously changing any emotional state we may be experiencing in the moment to one we would prefer to be experiencing. 

The segment is only 12 minutes.  Take a look and listen:


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