We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame. Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno. Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble. Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral
At best, I consider myself a casual hockey fan. I don’t follow all the games, only occasionally glance at the standings as the season goes on. As a sport, it is full of action and excitement, although sometimes I have trouble following the speeding puck. I was watching a game on a slow, lazy Sunday,…… Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as stated in Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Although Newton was arguing in terms of physics, I like to adopt the mindset of applying this to my personal life. For every one of my actions, thoughts, and words, there is a reaction onto others. …… Continue reading Mindful Actions for Positivity
As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions. Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure. People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement
I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented. We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength. We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures
One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection. The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts. Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?
Reputations can be fickle. Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions. An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time, can undermine. Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even. Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock