I’m passionate about being the best versions of ourselves, and efficiency is key in this regard. I’m passionate about this in terms of home heating as well. I dislike wasting energy and in particular fossil fuels. This new video explains how Germans heat their homes and how energy efficiency is regulated there. A few highlights: Smaller homes (1800 sq feet) Efficient heating system with hot water Triple pane windows with passive solar energy Furnace/boiler is always serviced/maximize Government regulated emissions testing! My first thought after watching this video is : what is stopping us from putting in place some of these measures? If we start doing things … Continue reading How German Homes Maximize Efficiency And What We Can Learn From It
As many of you know already, I’ve been selected (alongside my sister Nathalie) as one of the 50 Emerging leaders of Atlantic Canada. We will attend a Summit of all 50 leaders from the 4 Atlantic provinces next week. This post is to talk about our fundraising for this event. We both needed to raise $500, so we decided to do a crowdfunding campaign. We are excited to say that we’ve achieved our objective. https://goo.gl/njg6IV Before continuing, I would like to thank all our supporters for their generous contributions. It is humbling and touching to have received such support. Thank … Continue reading How a Crowdfunding Campaign Brought Me So Much More Than Money
Today was the PEI Marathon and I ran a 1/2 Marathon (21kms) with a group of friends. And what a great day! This Post aims to report some lessons from this and benefits of running in hopes to inspire others to be inspired to run (or run more). Benefits include: Comraderie/Friendship: Having run with a group, it really built a sense of comraderie and brought us closer. Positivity: The atmosphere was so positive throughout. People cheering in front of their houses, or on the streets. It’s very hard to be negative on this day! Fall colours/Fresh Air: The run took … Continue reading How the PEI Marathon Will Inspire You to Run (More)
We always hear it. The way to health goes through veggies! I struggle to eat my fair share of veggies. One of the main reasons being that when I want to snack, I use the “path of less resistance”, which means cookies, toast + peanut butter, chips, even fruit, or whatever tasty snack is available to me! So my question was: How can I make it easy on myself to eat veggies? The answer: make it accessible and easy! You’ll find pictures of my system. I have a tray of veggies with hummus (and some nuts), as to have healthy … Continue reading A Quick Shortcut to Eat More Veggies and Eat Less Junkfood
What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue? This is a question I’ve been asked as part of my 21inc Leadership training, and I found it hard to answer… is it climate change? is it poverty? I thought about long and hard, and here is the fruit of my reflections: I believe all the issues named above (climate change, immigration, war, poverty etc.) all stem from common traits of greed (and the corollary, lack of compassion). For me, it is the common behaviour of many humans to take more than they give back. This obviously leads to imbalance. … Continue reading What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue?
A quote can change a life, inspire or give purpose. A few days ago, I read a compilation of incredible quotes on success, 101 in total. I recommend to read through if you have 5 minutes! Albert Einstein’s quote really struck me this time around: Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. –-Albert Einstein Brilliant. Powerful. I feel like I’ve been selfish in my life recently. Always asking “What can I get out of this? What can this person bring me?” What I’m slowly learning and what is “common wisdom” is that to … Continue reading Increasing Your Life Fulfillment With Einstein’s Wise Words
These are photos from a race from Summerside to Charlottetown, my longest voyage of the year! Most of us have “big dreams”, that we hope to “someday” accomplish. They often stay as “someday” projects as they seem to ambitious or distant. In my case, my “big dream” is to sail around the world, this is a dream I’ve had since sailing on the tall ship “Sorlandet” as part of the Class Afloat program. I didn’t make progress on this objective… until this Summer. Why didn’t I make headway on this project? Because I was focusing on the end goal, i.e. … Continue reading Practical Lessons on How to Accomplish Your Biggest Life Goals