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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Celebrating ‘The Craic”

by Tanis Helliwell Defining “The Craic’ If you look in a dictionary, you will not find the word ‘Craic’ listed. However, goggle it and you’ll find over 40,000 allusions to it. That’s a lot of Craic. The Craic is an

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Retirement is Not an Option by Merle Dulmadge You work hard all your life. You are busy creating a loving home, raising your children, building and maintaining your relationship with your spouse, spending some time with your friends and relatives,

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Two Choices

Opportunities Masked as Challenges By Tanis Helliwell “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost We are in a new time in the history

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Being Where We’re At

By Tanis Helliwell My Needs Versus My Responsibility to Others It’s Sunday morning and another article is due and for the last two days I have not wanted to write it. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing. It’s more

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Ancestor & Family Healing Retreat Part 1

We Create Our Reality

By Tanis Helliwell If you ask someone, “Who are you?” they will usually recount their roles and reply “I’m a mother,” or “I’m a graphic designer.” We are so identified with our work and family, as well as national, racial

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Crucifixion and Ascension in the Modern World By Tanis Helliwell As Easter approaches I am thinking of the significance of Jesus’ crucifixion and ascension, its relevance to our modern world. This story is important, even if we are not Christians,

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Celebrating Life

By Tanis Helliwell Work as if you don’t need the money, Love as if you’ve never been hurt, And dance as if no one is watching    –Anonymous The Situation In the last few years I’ve become increasingly aware of people saying

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A Successful Human

How to be a Successful Human By Tanis Helliwell  I was invited by the University of Winnipeg to speak to their 4000 first year students. What an honour and yet the significance was even deeper than I had realized. For

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Getting Through

Getting Through Sad Times for Ourselves and the World By Tanis Helliwell I act from my heart, soul, body and mind and bring joy to others, myself and the world. Inner Retreats This last several months have been a very

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