Tag Archives: Mindfulness

03Nov/14

Dare to be Late

Dare to be Late

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This morning I learned of something incredibly tragic that happened in Ottawa. A young woman was running to catch a bus at around 7:15 in the morning; instead of catching the bus, she was hit by it, ending her life within the hour. I can only imagine what her rush was. Perhaps she was behind schedule to get to work. An important meeting. Some paperwork she was behind on. Perhaps she was rushing to get to school, to study for a test or do final edits on a paper. She never thought that rushing would end her life. None of us do, and yet it is not the first time that speeding ahead has ended in disaster.

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30Oct/14
Be a People Builder

Be a People Builder

Be a People Builder

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Have you ever been around people who make you feel like you could do anything you set you mind to? Or people who, when with you, make you feel like you mean the world to them. Even when they have to tell you something you won’t like, you feel like they genuinely care. These are simply people builders!

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20Oct/14
5 Ways to Enjoy Any Experience More

5 Ways to Enjoy Any Experience More

This is my favourite video from Cheryl so far. We try to use what is described in this video every day. We’re not always in the moment but we try to be more intentional in everything we do and it works. It brings us more joy, we seem to be more satisfied and it helps us reduce stress.

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Resources

Here are some resources on being in the moment:

14Oct/14
Don’t Slam The Brakes

Don’t Slam The Brakes

Don’t Slam The Brakes

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I’ve seen a lot of stupid driving since moving to a city over 7 years ago. I mean, a lot. Some poor driving decisions including turning left on a red light, cutting off a bicycle, and ignoring stop signs altogether. One style of driving I see more often than not is failure to look ahead and anticipate what’s coming. Drivers will accelerate as much as possible to pass others, run lights, and avoid stopping, only to have to slam their brakes when they (inevitably) come across something that causes them to have to slow down. I think that many people who drive like this also live this way, too. They go go go as much as possible, pushing past anyone who would dare get in their way, only to have to slam on the breaks when they can’t maintain their speed anymore. Perhaps their obstacle comes in the form of a health crisis, or a stressful season of life that they can’t cope with.

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07Oct/14
Soar above your problem

Soar Above Your Problem

Soar above your problem

Do you remember the first time you took the plane? It’s usually nerve wracking. You don’t really know what is suppose to happen, in other words you don’t know what’s normal. You notice every little noise, you might even question what the pilot is doing – as if we could do better. Then the plane starts shaking, gains more power and momentum, soon you realize, the wheels are off the ground which means you are flying. Let that sink in for a moment. You might have still been nervous then but seeing the sun bright and shinning above the clouds was an incredible wonderful sight.

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01Oct/14
Minimalist: Greedy for Less

Minimalist: Greedy for Less

Can a minimalist be greedy? Can a minimalist act greedy? Watch this video and find out as Cheryl and I discuss greed, one of its possible source, its effects and how we try to avoid it in our life.

Here are some resources you might find useful when trying to be more content.

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29Sep/14
The Lost Art of Quietness

The Lost Art of Quietness

The Lost Art of Quietness

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We live in a society that praises busyness. We wake up in the morning, rush to go to work, get our work done as fast as we can and rush home. Then we eat fast or eat fast-food and go on with other activities before going to bed. And when we have a minute, we check our phone! I have to say I’m guilty of some of those but I’m trying to change.

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15Sep/14
How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

Building a community is not easy, even making new friends can be tough but I think it’s well worth it. In this video, Cheryl and I discuss some ways you can start building a community by simply being intentional.

Do you have experience building neighbourhood communities? Share with us your successes, difficulties and how you made it all happen!

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18Aug/14
The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

This is a simple guide that you can use each time a questionable thought(s) comes through your mind. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or the ultimate authority but to give you a practical workflow to evaluate the relevance and the value of your thoughts. [tweet this]

I hope this guide helps you simplify and calm your mind by cultivating thoughts that are true to yourself and that keep you more present in each moment of your life.

The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

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13Aug/14
Rethink Perfection

Rethink Perfection

Here’s a video to help you put perfection in perspective. We present 4 points that you can use daily to boost your confidence, set better goals and expectations and reach a simpler, more fulfilled life.

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