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Administrative overhead

I was slightly demoralized as I listened to Cal Newport describe slow productivity, and how working on less things at once actually leads...

Discipline

Ozempic, the magic shot. Feel satiated all day, shed pounds, look good… win win. Except the data is showing that people who get the ‘fit...

The Early Bird gets the Sun

So many of our Spring days, from 4:00 am till 8:00 am, include beautiful sunrises, clear skies, birds chirping, and calm winds. Then...

RIP Coco

I received a heart wrenching phone call from Hazel on Monday, “Dad… Coco is dead.. (Sob sob).” Coco was Hazel’s first personal pet, and...

Unmeasurable Value

Naval Ravikant, on The Tim Ferriss show again reminded me of an amazing thought experiment: On the last day of your life, what amount...

Who’s your Guru?

It was recent discussions around multi-level marketing, and stories of the cult-like organizations drawing people in, that got me...

What’s your vibration?

Instagram has been feeding me a lot of ‘woo’ posts lately, many related to energy. They claim things like: “the frequency at which our...

Nature and movement

My mind was spinning this morning, with a hundred tasks fighting their way on to an imaginary to-do list. Even as I meditated, then...

Back to the basics

I took a picture of the resources I used during a numeracy and literacy intervention teaching job I just completed. It showed the wide...

Instagram Wisdom

“Be the pond not the fish” was a strange yet effective quote I recently acquired from an Insta post. The fish refers to each of your...

Character

I may have made a tactical error when I mailed my Filson lunch kit back for repair. The zipper had ripped clean off the top and it was...

Brainiac Bonk

Some people rock celebrations, and Hazel’s grade 3 teacher is one of them. The class celebrates ‘times table’ mastery with the ‘Brainiac...

Only one thing matters

“Everything matters… until you get ill, then only one thing that matters… your health”. It’s an adage I’ve heard many times before. I was...

Keep me in the loop

As I drove past the FedEx drop off location, I was curious about the status of our four DNA Methylation tests that I had left with them...

The power of one

I am tired of the term ‘bully’ as I feel it is used way too flippantly these days. Someone gets pushed once on the playground and...

A mindset of play

I watched an instagram post yesterday that shared the following message: “Regard every activity as ‘play’, and don’t take yourself too...

Landmarks

I was gazing at the Vegreville tower as I drove into town, imagining how unrecognizable the town would be without this landmark. In my...

The joy of creation

“Intelligent people are born to create…” is a quote I love. The girls and I took on our first resin art project this Christmas as we...

Shiner

In an innocent Jiu Jitsu training mishap, involving a knee colliding with an eye, I received one of the few ‘shiners’ of my life. As a 43...

Ten Second Takeaway

When I lead a meeting I always incorporate something I call the ‘ten second takeaway’. Attendees are given ten seconds or less to share...

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