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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...

It’s here

Ten minutes before reading with my grade two students this morning I created and printed an original ‘reader’s theatre’ script which...

What are you manifesting?

I listened to a friend describe recent holiday mishaps, challenges with school and children, adverse health conditions, and sleep issues....

Gift giving builds empathy

We love gift-giving at our house; Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day or Father’s day, there never seems to be a season...

Far More in 24'

I am committing to more: Laughter Fun Levity (shit ain’t that serious) Mediation Breath work Stretching Jiu Jitsu Reading Learning...

Start with sleep

I caught my second cold in a couple of months. With seasonal activities postponing bedtimes, I attribute the disruption to my sleep...

The Expectation Effect

I was recently listened to the synopsis of a book called ‘The Expectation Effect’ by David Robson and I was so intrigued that I...

Pragmatism vs. excitement

I was the proverbial ‘third wheel’ during a test drive of my sister Ashley’s new minivan this week. It was updated, clean, shiny, and had...

Life is simple

During our yearly strategy planning session we landed on a pretty simple mantra: Build capacity and eliminate capacity vampires. During...

Doing the work

Olive was giddy with excitement after being successfully chosen for a solo role in the school Christmas concert. She also expressed some...

Dusty processes

This morning I learned how to make a whole youtube video including animation with AI. Yesterday I watched Peter Diamandis conduct an...

The early bird gets the advantage

On holidays we have a habit of going on early morning runs during the quiet hours of dawn, while the city is still sleeping. It is...

The story behind the story

I recently asked chat GPT to rate the ‘likability’ of a work email I’d received. Did my feelings of irritation, and ‘ick’, stem from the...

It matters to them.

I just returned from the school Remembrance Day celebration. I had full intention of skipping the event as I couldn’t see why it would...

Just Because

“I bought you a little something” said my sister Stacey as she tossed me a gift for no reason whatsoever. She saw the logo on a sweater...

Left-handed brushing

Brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand leads to “neurobic exercise”, engaging new neural pathways and different parts of your...

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