Sharpen those perishable skills

It was a joyful moment when Karina suggested that we need to “schedule some time for shooting guns” “What?… heck yes!” I responded, as...

Embrace discomfort

There were multiple moments of terror while learning to fly my ‘new’ (1952 Piper Pacer) aircraft this week. After releasing one...

Let your actions do the talking

I have a tendency of over-using the expression “Words on a wall” anytime someone (usually a leader) is using words, but failing to follow...

WATCH ME! WATCH ME!

Day one of the new waterslide at Grandma’s pool was quite the production to behold. The level of excitement was 11 out of 10 and for an...

Cardio Karaoke

Once the sunlight of the summer has faded, and it is dark out at 5 am, my 12km Wednesday morning run has been reassigned back to the...

Are you pulling the wrong direction?

It is embarrassing to admit that there is a lesson that I have to relearn at least once a week while farming. It happened again today as...

The lottery 'litmus test’

As a child it was protocol for Granny (a trained hairdresser) to cut our hair. This trend continued until there was no longer enough hair...

Just say yes… it’s way more fun!

I miss the banter that I shared over the last two years with a theatre trained colleague. Always good natured and steeped in humour, any...

Use the right words

“If it’s any constellation…” I told my friend Brendan, who very swiftly laughed and replied “any set of stars...?” “Consolation, ahhh” I...

End the email BLAH BLAH BLAHs

I am often guilty of reading only ‘topic lines’ and the initial couple sentences in emails. Peter Diamandis’ Blog this week really...

Just get in the game!

When I saw my old sock, greyish from years of wear, sitting with a second place ribbon in the local fair this week I was a bit skeptical....

Every failure is a communication failure

I have a working hypothesis that every failure is a communication failure. Plane crashes, broken relationships, missed deadlines,...

Silence is rare, and golden

On a 2 hour flight to Victoria this week I was reminded of how uncomfortable many people are with silence. A loud-speaking lady, two rows...

Replace complaints with gratitude

I noticed myself getting a bit ‘crotchety' while closing out the past teaching year. I was complaining, mostly inside my own head, but...

Celebrate catching the glass

I watched Olive make a last minute grab of her toppling wine (juice) glass last night and observed how fun it was to celebrate the...

Avoid the blame game

There was a bit of a mystery this week when I walked into my shop and saw my bike pump strewn across the middle of the floor. I was...

Avoid ‘sunk cost’ decision making

While planning a mountain bike trip for the summer I was given two options for bicycles; 1- Bring my own questionably maintained, but...

 

Subscribe Form

Thanks for submitting!