I was never one to buy “stuff” for my son. Instead, my goal was to focus on creating a stockpile of memories for us to be able to eventually look back upon together, especially once Tristan’s body finally failed him…
You see, my early academic failings weren’t because of a lack of motivation, or stupidity or laziness; I had no desire to learn the topics being taught, so I certainly didn’t commit to learning them. Instead, my informal education began on at the restaurant where I washed dishes on weekends.
Understanding the science behind habits helps us to choose ones that help us achieve our goals, and avoid ones that don’t.
Imagine way back to a Saturday morning in July 2019: Billie Eilish is dominating the billboard charts with “Bad Guy”, Parisians are still reeling from the recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, and Woody and Buzz are back in theatres with their fourth and final Toy Story movie. And me? I’m waking up with a monumental hangover… again.
The decision, and risk, of climbing Kilimanjaro, allowed me to practice embracing the unknown rather than to fear it… to fully enjoy every step, moment, and small miracle along the way.
As the world emerges from a two-year, pandemic-induced slumber, people are especially excited this year to return to their favourite summer rituals, routines and pastimes. And judging by what’s going on outside, we’re off to a good start.
When I first heard of meditation retreats, I just didn’t get it. Life is precious and short, and with the exception of desperately overworked parents, I couldn’t fathom why anyone would willingly submit to such a thing…
“These days we have Smartphones, Smart cars, Smartboards, Smart everything, but consider this: if the technology is getting smarter, does that mean humans are getting dumber?” ~Rebecca McNutt