Mindful Benefits

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I had been practising mindfulness, but I wasn’t sure that there were any concrete benefits yet. This weekend, I was involved in a fender bender.  A driver in the right line decided he wanted to make a ninety degree left hand turn without checking to see…

Does Talent Exist?

Is there such a thing as talent? Does it exist? The more I think about it, the less likely I think it is. There’s definitely skill acquisition, but I think talent is a myth. I think we call people talented because we see the result of their hard work and perseverance. And because we see…

Distance and Children

When I went away to university, I never thought about the impact my absence might have on my parents.  I was going off on a new adventure.  Life beckoned and I answered the call. I missed my family, but I never really thought about how they might have missed me. After school, I came back…

Treadmill Snobbery

I think I’m a treadmill snob. When I go to the gym, my favourite thing to do is run on the treadmill. I’ve always preferred cardio to weights and running is my go-to activity for cardio. But sometimes I go a little crazy inside when I see someone doing this “thing”: They crank up the…

Circle of Life

One of the problems with the secularization of society is that it tends to shrink our communities. We focus on ourselves and our immediate family and friends.  But we don’t often look beyond the people close to us. There are a lot of problems with organized religion, but one of the things I like about…

Morning Mindfulness

For years, I’ve been hearing about the benefits of meditation. I’ve heard it from multiple sources, many different times. I kept telling myself I’ve got to try it, But I never got started. I tried it a couple of times but it didn’t stick. One of the benefits of doing the Miracle Morning SAVERS is…