Creativity on the Weekend

I didn’t write a blog post last weekend; I feel badly about that, but I can’t recall what the rationale was behind my deferral of blog authorship. I might have hoped to have time during the weeknights to write it. That thought was quickly proven wrong, since I was dog sitting an energetic border collie…

Leadership, Confusion – and Moses?

Although I would like to be a leader in my own life, I remain confused about many things. When I began to write this blog post, my mind floated over everything that happened at work and outside of the office this past week. At work, I manage (on a daily basis) everything from payroll, to…

Exhaustion in February

This weekend, I’ve taken twice daily naps – according to the research, the timing of the naps means more than the frequency of the naps. Below is an info graphic of how the length of naps can make you feel. I think we can all agree in Ontario that the weather becomes a huge burden…

Three Ideas for Building Better Relationships

I am sitting on my couch on this chilly February evening with a motorcycle helmet enclosing my skull – the smell of a new purchase lingers around my head. The smothered feeling is due to a general lack of oxygen in the areas near my face. When I am outdoors, it will be infinitely better…

A Peaceful Time

The trees wear icy mantles; Snow builds up under my shoes; I walk with a rolling gait. I have stepped outside my door, The world of warmth, Lies at my back. Onwards I walk,  for miles; A thin layer of ice, Building on my jacket. I look up, and around; The sky a leaden gray;…

Nostalgic Recollections – Sega Genesis, Books, and Education

Moving into my new apartment over the past two weeks has been an opportunity for nostalgic recollections of my 90’s childhood and university education. The piles of ‘stuff’ which evoke these memories have less than $0 dollars in current day market value. They are more encumbrance than anything; they include an ancient Sega Genesis system…

Quelling the Inner Critic & Social Entrepreneurship

This evening I had the pleasure of attending a Social Innovation Exchange event, hosted by the ASCent program out of Communitech. The program and tonight’s event are both aimed at fostering students with an interest in social entrepreneurship, and helping them to create companies aimed at advancing human health, prosperity, and happiness in this complex…

A New Apartment for 2015

I am pleased to announce, readers, that this past weekend I moved into a new apartment. I can see my old apartment from the backyard;  I haven’t moved far. The differences are just as plentiful as the similarities in this new place. I am now in the basement of a home, rather than being on…

Looking Back on a Successful 2014 – Thanks, Readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It’s a fun and beautiful representation of all the amazing support that readers have given to this blog over the past year – so thanks, for all the times that you’ve stopped by! Here’s an excerpt from the report: The concert hall…