Being Strong to be Useful: Giving Thanks for Movement

Posted by in Fitness, Lifestyle Design

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada today. I’m going to add my 2 cents to the slew of other blog posts that probably came out today about what I’m thankful for. Everyone writes about that on Thanksgiving. I guess there’s a reason for that. I’m always thankful for my friends and family and being born in a time and a place that affords me all the things I currently have. It makes it much easier to live an interesting futuristic lifestyle compared to 50, 100 or 300 years ago. I love playing…read more


Abundance over Scarcity

Posted by in Motivation, Personal Development

Making large uncomfortable changes in your life is difficult. It’s awkward, it’s annoying, it’s frustrating. I’ve been trying to do it for the last couple years with various things. I want to make my life better. I want it to be as good as I can get it. I want my health and fitness and nutrition and finances and relationships all to be amazing. I think it can be done. There’s so much information out there to help. But it doesn’t come easy. In doing 30 Day Challenges to learn…read more


Why Not?

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Why not try it? I just finished reading Undeclared for Life from Emilie Wapnick at Puttylike. Puttylike is all about multipotentialites, and the unique problems they face when interacting with the world.  Similar to a polymath, renaissance man, or dilettante, multipotentialites are rarely happy doing one thing for long periods of time. They thrive on different activities and get bored when it’s the same every day. Back in the Renaissance days that meant pursuing many different types of activities in many different areas like art, knowledge and learning, music and physical…read more


2011: The Year of the Hustle

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2010 was a great year. I learned a lot. A lot went well. That said, I felt like I didn’t have much direction. It was fun trying to get involved with everything that came along but in doing that I was stretching myself thin over what I was already doing. Overall the year felt like I was bouncing back and forth from starting one project to another but not finishing anything. Thus, I’ve decided to dub last year Year of the Flail. Flailing around last year definitely kept things interesting….read more


Powerful Beyond Measure

Posted by in Personal Development

Half the battle to continue on any path is having the motivation to do so. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it isn’t. If you’re not riled up to do everything awesome after this video, there might be something wrong with you. Does this get you stoked to conquer anything? If not, what does?


just keep running

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I don’t know exactly what it is.  It’s hard to say exactly how it feels but it just feels good. I’m always busy with one thing or another and it’s so easy to put it off to the next day and the next day. When I do manage to scrape together the motivation to actually run, it feels so good. So good that while I’m doing it I say I’m going to run the next day and the day after that and the day after that. It never happens like…read more