Kevin B. Jones: Why curiosity is the key


Kevin B. Jones: Why curiosity is the key

This Ted Talk teaches that science is “Knowledge in Process” is a key component to moving forward in science and in life. The process involves experimentation, failure and revision — and the science of finding our own life mapping is no exception.

Cancer researcher Kevin B. Jones faces the deep unknowns about surgery and medical care with a simple answer: honesty. In a thoughtful talk about the nature of knowledge, Jones shows how science is at its best when scientists humbly admit what they do not yet understand.

Executive Life Coach and CEO, Randy Oakley […]

December 21st, 2016|Extraordinary Living, Randy Oakley, Tatori Method, TED Talk|

Empowering Daily Rituals

What does Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Persha, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Vishen Lakhiani, Wayne Dyer, Benjamin Franklin, Randy Oakley and many of the other successful people in the world all have in common?

They have an EMPOWERING DAILY RITUAL. The create their lives through small daily habits each day. They are proactively creating their lives each day instead of being stressed and reactive to the daily rigors of life.

This means, every morning they wake up and spend the first part of the day focused on growing themselves. They focus on […]

August 11th, 2016|Extraordinary Living, Randy Oakley, Success, Tatori Method|

I am realistic, I expect miracles in my life!

I Expect Miracles Pacia Life

While Lara and I were spending a few days on the island of Maui, Hawaii with the late Wayne Dyer and Ram Dass listening to them tell personal stories of healing, manifestations, trials and triumphs, I heard Wayne jokingly restate, “I am realistic, I expect miracles in my life.”   There was something about the energy and mannerisms behind the words that was powerful. Wow, I thought.  If we could only help our students not only go from a state […]

June 11th, 2016|Extraordinary Living, Randy Oakley, Success|

Key to success – Stay focused on your goals and focus on your own business!

Blaming others and staying focused – by Randy Oakley  Randy Oakley

Well known author and self-help guru Byron Katie teaches to stay stress-free, we need to stay in our own business.

Byron Katie teaches that there are only three types of businesses in this universe:

  • Other people’s business
  • God’s business (things that happen through Mother Nature, death, etc.)
  • My own business.

At Pacia Life, we often witness that when we use “other people’s business or God’s business” to distract ourselves from our own personal work and goals that a series of negative consequences take […]

May 7th, 2016|Randy Oakley, Success, Young Adults|

Stop should-ing on yourself

rachelBy: Rachel Folkman, CSW

Shoulda’ woulda’ … Or maybe just coulda.’

“I should never have let her go out with that boy.”
“I should have set more clear boundaries.”
“I should have told my son I loved him more often.” …

“Stop should-ing on yourself.”

This phrase coined by psychologist Clayton Barbeau and is frequently utilized by Albert Ellis, one of the founders of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) is common in the mental health field.

How often do we either look back on our past through the lens of “should have,” while conversely seeing our future through a […]

April 29th, 2016|News, Rachel Folkman, Randy Oakley, Young Adults|

Congratulations to our very own, Damian Trujillo!


Thank you, Damian Trujillo for the continued service to make our community better and to help those who are now at a place where you were years ago!

Randy Oakley, the founder of Pacia Life, states, “Damian’s skill sets as addictions and recovery counselor are outstanding, but his real gift is his love, passion, and understanding of the human soul and how to extract the very best in the kindest and gentle ways.”

Damian was born, raised and have lived in Utah all of his life. His journey through life took […]

April 29th, 2016|Damian Trujillo, News, Pacia Life, Randy Oakley, Utah|

“Kids nowadays want to grow up as fast as possible without any of the responsibilities of doing so.”

Sometimes Pacia Reed, A former young adult student

The problem with generational parenting is that the world is changing around you while your child is too. It makes it hard to realize that hovering over your child and watching their every move isn’t always the correct step.

Kids nowadays want to grow up as fast as possible without any of the responsibilities of doing so.

New generations of kids/teenagers typically want to “have their cake and eat it too.” With that being said it doesn’t mean that you give your kids the leniency to […]

April 27th, 2016|News, Randy Oakley, Students, Young Adults|


puerto-rico-1SALT LAKE CITY, UT- Pacia Life, the newest leading young adult transitional living experience, and Surf House Puerto Rico, are proud to announce that Surf House has joined the Pacia Life Group. Surf House Puerto Rico will officially be renamed Pacia Life Puerto Rico.

Sarah Persha, Executive Director of Pacia Life Portland Station, who began to work with Randy Oakley and the Pacia Life team over a year ago,  says, “I am excited that Pacia Life will be working with […]

April 21st, 2016|News, Pacia Life, Randy Oakley, Surf House|

But, what if my adult child is uncomfortable?

“We are all born caterpillars; it is not till we leave the cocoon that we discover our wings. It is then we can learn to fly.”
– Rachel Folkman

As parents, we want to see our children succeed.

We want them to discover the greatness within themselves; the greatness we see so clearly. The parts of life where we each experience falling, and learning how to pick ourselves back up again, are an entirely different type of pain when it is our child we must watch fall. Acknowledging there is nothing we can do, other than love them, as they struggle to find the […]

July 16th, 2015|Adults, Parenting, Randy Oakley, Young Adults|