I remember very well the day my Mother told me she would take me to the cinema. What a surprise! And a joyous and exciting occasion! I was beside myself with happy anticipation and eagerness to get there.
Archives for June 2012
Today let’s talk about progress. Have you ever taken a step forward and not long after find yourself two steps behind where you started?
Was the gas mask invented by a Canadian? Yes and no. Cluny Macpherson was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland on March 18, 1879. Attending McGill University, Macpherson punctuated his medical studies on an altruistic note by volunteering for the Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen, later known by the more manageable moniker of the […]
Watch this amazing video called ‘All Alone in the Night’ which is time-lapse footage of the Earth, as seen from the International Space Station. I could wax poetic about this … but as they say, a picture (or in this case a video) is worth a thousand words.
Is real estate a good investment or is it not? Many people decide to stick to renting and avoid the financial risks of ownership. Are they right? Should you buy or rent your next home? Here are four tips that will help you make your decision.
After making our change to positive training, my wife and I decided on a new motto for ourselves. “Each dog better than the last.” Before we moved to training our dogs with behavioural science and positive methods, our approach consisted mostly of trying to keep unwanted behaviours in check and get a standard set of behaviours in place. We didn’t really have much more of a goal that just a dog that didn’t disrupt things too much and provided us good companionship.
Today let’s talk about low self esteem. Have friends ever told you to give yourself a break? Did it ever seem like you didn’t think much of yourself?
Recently I was reminded of the excesses of my children’s childhood – a picture of a toy room filled with toys, gifts from generous family and friends, but with which my children rarely played. From a very early age we are taught that more is better and to consume, consume, consume. We are bombarded with […]
“We should not have anything that is not necessary.” San Francisco Zen Center founder Suzuki Roshi. This quote got me thinking about stuff. Literally the things we claim ownership over. What fills our houses and apartments. And what often gets in the way of our liberation work. I was a collector when I was younger. […]
The Tour Eiffel [Eiffel Tower] with its brown paint and stature lends itself to be one of the “must see” attractions for most people traveling to Paris. I beg to different; the Arc de Triomphe provides a breathtaking view of the city and is the second tallest building in Paris and its history is fascinating. […]