Wayne Allen

About the Author: Wayne C. Allen is the web's Simple Zen Guy. Wayne was a Private Practice Counsellor in Ontario until June of 2013. Wayne is the author of five books, the latest being The. Best. Relationship. Ever.

being yourself

Zen and Being Yourself

Syn­op­sis: zen and being your­self — real­i­ty is that which is right in front of us. Descrip­tions of real­i­ty are con­ve­nient fic­tions. Want to learn more about this top­ic? See: Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall As long as you are try­ing to under­stand real­i­ty or you your­self in phe­nom­e­nal terms it is not pos­si­ble. …

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Finding Your Flexibility

On Finding Your Flexibility

Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty — Some years ago, the Work­er’s Com­pen­sa­tion Board in Ontario invit­ed me to start work­ing with injured work­ers. Dar­bel­la and I taught them med­i­ta­tion, qi gong, and some yoga stretch­es. We thought we were going to take the project province wide, but then the gov­ern­ment shift­ed pri­or­i­ties, and stopped hir­ing out­side con­sul­tants. …

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communication tips

5 Communication Tips

5 Com­mu­ni­ca­tion tips — when cou­ples have issues, the rea­son, almost 100% of the time, is lousy com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Here are 5 com­mu­ni­ca­tion tips, but also have a look at my book The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever. Intro­duc­tion: What we’ve got here is fail­ure to com­mu­ni­cate — 5 com­mu­ni­ca­tion tips Ele­gant com­mu­ni­ca­tion… NOT!! Vir­tu­al­ly all “cou­ple issues” …

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just sitting

On Just Sitting

Just Sit­ting — a way of doing med­i­ta­tion that needs noth­ing. NO count­ing breaths, no mantras. Just sit­ting. Want more help with things like deal­ing with stress, learn­ing to com­bat pain nat­u­ral­ly, med­i­ta­tion and Qi Gong? Check out our Book / Videos pack­et, Find­ing Your Flex­i­bil­i­ty. It’s a pdf guide, and a group of online …

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Cling Static

We get cling sta­t­ic when­ev­er we find our­selves grasp­ing onto some­thing (or push­ing it away–in which case we’re cling­ing on to not hav­ing it.) Today’s top­ic is addressed more ful­ly in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. One of the ear­li­est teach­ings of the Bud­dha con­cerns the nature of life, and is often called …

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Having the Best Relationship Ever

Hav­ing the Best Rela­tion­ship Ever — a look at what’s behind my book, The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever. Back when I was in pri­vate prac­tice, three top­ics came up… a lot: stuff about pas­sion, voca­tion, sex­u­al­i­ty stuff relat­ed to get­ting your life togeth­er, and stuff about rela­tion­ships There’s a lot of bad infor­ma­tion out there. I …

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