The stress of your choices

I was at a conference last week where one of the topics presented was on stress. The presenter was referring to an experiment from the 60’s in which rats were used to better understand what causes stress. The experiment drew connections between the rat's ability to...

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1,000 excuses and not one good reason

Over the past few years I had an exercise routine. For example, I was out running 4-5 days per week. I felt great, I had lost a significant amount of weight, and my blood pressure was heading in a good direction. Then around a year ago the routine fizzled. For the...

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What are you attracting?

The law of attraction states that by focusing positive or negative thoughts, you can bring positive or negative events into your life. I have been aware of this law for a while and have been forming my own beliefs around it. Is it possible for me to create a positive...

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It’s all just data

One of the things I love about my working life is the opportunity to teach people in workshops and conference talks. When I do workshops, I ask for feedback. Generally, the feedback I receive is positive with some great comments. Recently, I received negative feedback...

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Change is in the wind

I started writing this blog more than two years ago. My original idea was to share my journey of personal growth. I had no idea where this blog was going to lead or how long it was going to last. I’ve shared a lot during the past two years. I’ve shared the highs of...

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Sh*t happens – what will you choose?

I was in pain. I was spending the day in downtown Toronto going from meeting to meeting. I was about halfway through my day when I became conscious of how carrying my heavy backpack was a problem. I love my backpack as I can carry a lot of things in it. The pack...

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Keep calm and carry on

Last week something horrible happened in Toronto. A van was driven along a busy sidewalk ending ten lives and injuring another 15 people.  While the event is horrific, I want to focus on some of the beautiful stories which have emerged.  The arresting police officer...

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What is happiness?

Recently I was thinking about happiness. What is it, and why can it be so elusive in one moment, and abundant in the next? There are times when happiness seems distant to me. I’ll take an inventory of my life. I can’t see a reason for the absence of happiness. All my...

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