What we experience and our biases form our attitudes and aspirations. These are my aspirations: I try to be flexible and to adapt to change since it both can’t be avoided and seems to happen at the speed of light. This is difficult for me since I thrive on structure and routine. In some areas … Continue reading Things I Try To Do
Why is there never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it twice?Unknoqn I have a tendency toward perfectionism in a lot of things and I really don’t want to have to do something over again when I can do something else on my to-do list. I like to do … Continue reading Why is there time to do it twice?
In 1966, CTV launched a documentary series called W5. When our teachers assigned essays, they told us to include the “5 Ws” and not to forget the “how”. These 5 Ws are: who, what, where, when, and why. Our assignment was to discover purpose or intention as we explored the topic assigned to us. When … Continue reading Questions science can never answer
After considering some writing advice that was “less than helpful”, I want to share what I found most interesting and useful for someone who doesn’t write consistently, who does not want to give up, and who wants to figure out where writing fits into her life plan. After reading a lot of articles, I grouped … Continue reading Interesting and useful writing advice
Shortly after World War II, the number of men dying of heart disease reached epidemic proportions. By the 1950s, medical researchers were focusing on finding the cause of cardiovascular disease. It was clear that the plaque thickening the arteries contained fats and cholesterol which were believed to have been deposited from the bloodstream. Researcher, Ancel … Continue reading Eating was simpler and healthier before nutrition “science”
Whether it’s how we were created, a result of our environment or a combination of the two, we’re dissatisfied and discontent with ourselves. We want to have more, to know more, to be more. Either we notice our faults or they’re brutally pointed out to us. What we’re like externally or who we are internally … Continue reading Will more alpha brainwaves fix us?
I struggle with balance as much physically as in other areas. I tend toward extremes with my activities where I’ll spend a lot of time on one, and neglect many others. I’ve seen myself spend every spare minute doing Sudoku puzzles and forget all my other hobbies, not to mention chores. If I am doing … Continue reading Boundaries bring balance
One of Merriam Webster’s definitions for the verb “ to succeed” is “to accomplish what is intended”. A decade or so ago, I was deep in “productivity mode”, measuring my worth by what I accomplished. Any given day during those years, what I “intended” was far beyond most people’s capacity to achieve yet I berated … Continue reading Success is in the eye of the beholder
After losing 30 pounds with Weight Watchers between April 2002 and August 2003, I decided to go to the next level with food and learn how to eat for optimum health, not just for weight maintenance. I felt like I’d stepped into an alien universe with its own language and with an unstable landscape. What … Continue reading Navigating the nutrition maze
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit… the arbitrariness of the constraint only serves to obtain precision of execution.Igor Stravinsky My first experience with constraints around writing happened over 20 years ago in a 6-week Creative Writing course. Our teacher passed around four envelopes labelled … Continue reading Constraints catalyze creativity