Nature’s Voice

I had the opportunity to watch the new Tarzan movie last night. No, this post isn’t a review of the film. I’m not the guy for that. It’s just that while watching I couldn’t help but admire the way Tarzan was interacting and communicating with the animals in their language. Sure it was just a […]

The Extraordinary Ordinary Life

I’ve been thinking lately about this idea of living an ordinary life extraordinarily. I really want to see individuals do their day to day tasks and follow their interests in an extraordinary way.  To have the goal to aspire to be their own best selves as opposed to having to be better than someone else […]

The Art of Listening….

I just got home from spending time at my parents place in Kitchener for our annual barbecue. It’s always fun to get to catch up with family members and friends that you know you will only see once or twice a year and this is always one of those times. There was enough food to […]

Lessons From the Olympics

As I watched the Olympic games this summer I found myself caught up in the stories, the magic and the drama of the games. It’s one of the few times every four years that you get to see so many of the top 1% in their athletic disciplines competing for that crown. All of them […]

Happy New Year

Jen and I just came back from a New Year’s midnight run at Gage park to ring in the new year. I have to admit, as it got to around 11:30 tonight neither of us wanted to go and run anymore. We tried to talk ourselves out of a it a little, but then decided […]

New Shoes?!

I had an interesting conversation today with an acquaintance of mine. He recently had his car stolen and is in the process of shopping for a new one. He says to me that he went to a dealership on the weekend and didn’t want to seem too eager to buy because he knew that the […]

Who Controls Your Mood?

The other day I ran into Charles, a man in his mid-70’s that I see somewhat regularly. As we greeted each other he asked me how I was doing, to which I replied “great”. He smiled and said, “well of you course you are because you’re always in a good mood”. I didn’t know how […]

Finishing 2015 With Momentum

As we enter the final month of the year, it’s a great time to revisit some of the goals that we’ve set for the year and assess exactly where we are in relation to achieving them. Are you right on the brink of crazy accomplishment? Or are you so far away that you forgot what […]