Welcome! The writings and articles below are the accumulated teachings of Tanis Helliwell and the International Institute for Transformation. They are free for your use – and please do share as widely as you wish. We are all learning from each other and from our own experience. Enjoy!

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Working With The Flow

By Tanis Helliwell Working with the flow means working in tune with our own biorhythms, the rhythms of others who affect us, and the universe as a whole. By doing this we allow energy from the universe to move down

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Loving Our Work

By Tanis Helliwell “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” —Frederick Buechner Most of us spend over fifty percent of our waking hours working, and so, to live healthily,

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Women & Work

Women’s Success at Work By Tanis Helliwell “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo This article focuses on the current situation of women and work. I will examine the qualities that successful women have

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Walking the Middle Path

By Tanis Helliwell “With every door that closes a new door opens but those hallways sure are a pain.” To achieve a balanced life we must learn to walk the middle path. In Mahayana Buddhism the middle path is the

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Taking the High Road

By Tanis Helliwell I would like to introduce you to a concept that I refer to as the high and low roads of work. When taking the high road, we are concerned both with what we do and how we

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Serving Others in All Jobs

By Tanis Helliwell  “When you work you fulfill a part of Earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour

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Living and Working With Meaning

By Tanis Helliwell “Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way.”  –H.H. The Dalai Lama Our Work is Worth More than Money Often we have too small a

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Creating Healthy Organizations By Tanis Helliwell  Most of us spend three quarters of our waking hours working. If we are to lead happy productive lives we need to find work environments where we are growing into the best that we

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