Are you happy?

I came across this inspirational post on Facebook this week: Don't wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you'll run out of time.  This got me thinking about how I live my life. How many...

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Stop fixing things

How do you react to someone who's crying? What if they're angry or upset about something? I know how I used to respond to situations like this. I would respond by trying to fix it for them. If the person is angry at a situation they found themselves in I'd try to fix...

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Stop setting the alarm

4When I don't get enough sleep, in ways, there is a price I pay. First, is how my energy levels are low. I can feel like I'm just going through the motions of life. It can be difficult to connect with others as I just don't feel as open. My creativity levels drop, so...

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An old tire

The other day I was driving through the Arabian Desert when the GPS told us to turn right. Seriously, it was the Arabian Desert, and we were on a road marked on the GPS. It was nothing more than a tractor path by Canadian standards, and there were even a couple of...

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It’s Spring!

I live in Canada, where our seasons are all about change. I'm sitting in my backyard right now, enjoying a spring evening while writing this newsletter.  There is a warm breeze gently moving past me, bringing with it the promise of warmer days ahead. The trees are...

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Are you living today?

Have you ever noticed how busy the world is trying to get somewhere? I see it on the streets as I'm driving somewhere. I see it on airplanes as people push to be the first one off. I see it in business as people are always after that next promotion. Recently, I found...

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Do what scares you

One of my favourite TED Talks is by Chris Hadfield, who is arguably Canada's best-known Astronaut. He's been to space several times and spent six months commanding the International Space Station. During his time in space, he shared his experience with Canada and the...

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Taking time to notice

There are times in my life that I find myself rushing from one thing to the next. It’s almost as if I’m associating my self-worth with my ability to be busy all the time. Lately, thanks to business being good, I find I’m in that mode of busyness a lot. The problem is,...

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15-Minutes

What could you do with 15 minutes? Check your email or social media? Have a quick nap? Go for a walk?  For me, I have been spending 15-minutes having conversations with people. Specifically, I’m recording 15-minute segments for the podcast through conversations with...

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