Expanding Your Domain of Control

If you are like most people, then you sweat the small stuff that you cannot control. Small stuff that other people do which may or may not have anything to do with you. But you…

The Paradoxical Commandments

by Dr. Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will…

What Would Chairs Look Like If Our Knees…

Challenge conventional thinking and don't buy into marketing. Dairy farmers want us to buy more milk so all of their commercials will be about convincing us that dairy milk is good for us. Running shoe…

The Demise of Guys – What is Going…

Have you heard of "The Demise of Guys"? If you haven't, you should check out the website. It makes sense, it's clear to me by talking to my friends and hearing what is going on…

For Those Who “Hate” Bands/Types of Music

Everyone I know listens to music and loves at least one genre. There are also many people who hate certain types of music (some examples of people I know are country and heavy metal haters).…

Who Do You Listen To?

When you want to do something, whether it’s apply for a job, try out for a sports team or set a goal, who do you listen to? Do you let your friends tell you what you can or cannot do? Do…

Dealing with the Cause…Not the Result…

I’ve read a few articles now which deal with this issue. The first was from  and an interview with President Obama. They were asking him a lot of religious questions and one in particular, they asked…

Some People Just Won’t Like You…

I’d like to introduce this post with an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech titled “Love Your Enemies” on November 17, 1957. Now, I’m aware of the fact that some people will not like…

Those Who Are Always Difficult

We all know someone like this. You say how you read that something wasn’t great - but they say that the person who wrote that is an idiot. You say how you’re loving a song…

Someone In Need

When you’re in a rush, would you stop to help someone else out? When you’re stuck in traffic late for work, would you stop and help someone change a flat tire? When you’re late for…

All Work and No Play…

Do you ever get down and it seems to perpetuate and you wonder what’s going on with you, and then other people start to notice as well? Does it happen to correspond with a lack…

Believing in Something

I watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for the 2nd time, tonight. And wow. Although I knew the story line and what to expect, it still moved me. There are many levels to this movie…

Remembrance Day – Please Take a Moment

Tuesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada. In case you forget why we take 2 minutes of silence to remember those who have died, watch this video and read the lyrics. The video/song is…

Flanders Fields – John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the…

Movember – Help Support a Great Cause!

For the month of November, I will be growing a mustache and raising money for a charity called Movember that promotes the awareness of prostate cancer. Some fast facts about prostate cancer: Every year around 24,700…

Freedom

What does freedom mean? Does it relate more to the political definition: “the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression” Or the philosophical argument: “the idea…