I would like to share a practical real-life experience in building trust. This is something I’ve experimented with my roommate and good friend Anouk. It’s called the “No-are-you-sure” rule*. In short, it involves trusting someone else’s word by eliminating the words “Are you sure?” when someone offers you something. What do I mean by that? Here are some common examples of use-cases where one could reply “Are you sure?”: “I would rather go to Chinese food, but I’d love to go to Mexican food if that’s your preference.” “Sure, I can lend you my car. I would have needed … Continue reading A Simple Tool to Build Trust in Any Relationship
Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”! I’ve never liked the term “I am too busy”; it felt fake or dishonest. “Busy” for me implies a loss of power and responsibility. “Busy” feels like something that happens to you. So… what if this whole time, you never were busy? What if this whole time, you were making choices relative to your time? I recently started experimenting using a different wording: “I am choosing to use my time in …” or “I have allocated a lot of time towards these activities.” This gentle reframing is empowering: … Continue reading Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”!
Hello dear friends, It’s been a while. I stopped writing about a year ago for a variety of reasons (struggles of varying kinds), I know I have some faithful readers, and I’ve always kept you in mind, preparing this comeback. So thanks for your supportive comments. So the blog is back, with a rebrand, and an updated “about us” page. Here is the new stated purpose “My goal is to help as many people (including myself) have fun, be fulfilled in their lives and to do what matters most to them.” This blog will seek to do so by doing some … Continue reading Fun and Fulfillment: the return of the blog
To follow up on my post from Wednesday, I’m going to share a bit of what’s going on in my Energy Efficiency retrofitting for my house in Charlottetown. So I’ve just started the process. And this post is to help guide others in their energy efficiency. (I’m also still learning so feel free to share as well). I wanted to share some of my discoveries so far in hopes that it can be useful for you as well. Where to Start? What I’ve Done Simple vs Complicated or sexy vs efficient Just Do Something! Next Steps 1. Where to Start? Here’s … Continue reading Taking Care of Climate Change Can (Should) Be the Same As Taking Care of Yourself
In the midst of COP21, and all the talks on climate change, I thought I would write today on the topic of climate change. I heard the spokesperson for Greenpeace say that we need to be 100% off fossil fuels by 2050, in order to avoid the worst impacts. I started doing my part this week, as I’m looking to create a really energy efficient house (more on that in another blog post). And this got me thinking on a bigger scale: Can we make Charlottetown or even PEI 100% energy efficient by 2050? Major cities, such as Frankfurt, Munich, … Continue reading How To Get To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050
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)