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With Habits It’s Easier to Swim Downstream

With Habits It’s Easier to Swim Downstream

You can’t force change. The internal resistance is too powerful. Behavior science tells us it’s easier to swim downstream when it comes to habits. Go where you want to go. We’ve all got a petulant child inside fighting change in that one area of life where we need it most. My advice? Don’t force it. ...

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Get Out of Your Own Way.

Get Out of Your Own Way.

Have you ever considered that it might not be your circumstance or other people getting in the way of your success? That the obstacle you have to climb over is yourself? ‘Get out of your own way’ is something my spouse has been telling me for over a decade. He’s so wise and for the ...

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The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

Chances are you’ve heard about the power of intention, whether you believe in it or not. It might have been couched in other terms like “ask and it shall be given to you” or written in books like The Secret, but the concept is simple. Decide what you want. Ask for it. Watch it materialize. ...

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Love is the Ultimate Renewable Resource

Love is the Ultimate Renewable Resource

Here’s why I think it’s true. The more love you give, the more you have to give. The more you give, the more you get. How is this possible?! There has to be an unlimited supply somewhere. The trick is to figure out a way to tap into it. That’s the secret. I see it ...

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What a Year of No Drinking Taught Me

What a Year of No Drinking Taught Me

It’s day 365th for me. I haven’t had a drink since New Year’s Eve! 🙌I know this degree of extreme isn’t for everyone, but in the hopes of inspiring even a few, I thought I’d share my reflections.  It all started when I read How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gregor. That was my ...

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12 Funeral Etiquette Tips

12 Funeral Etiquette Tips

This may sound almost unbelievable, but I’m coming off a run of five deaths in as many days so I’ve been to my fair share of funerals lately. With my dad’s passing, I didn’t realize it, but I was observing the funeral guests and noticed a few things that I thought were really amazing and ...

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What to Expect When You’re Not Drinking

What to Expect When You’re Not Drinking

So I’m still at it. It’s June. No drinks for me since January 1st and I feel terrific. I’m going to give you a glimpse of what it’s like halfway through a year of no drinking, not to inspire you necessarily, but to shed some light and to show you that it’s possible — for ...

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My Gratitude Practise

My Gratitude Practise

Gratitude has been a daily practise for me for many years. I’m not sure how many exactly — if I hadn’t burned all my journals in a moment of passion, I’d be able to tell you precisely when I started. Growing up a Christian, gratitude was one of the first principles I learned. You thank ...

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My Year of No Drinking

My Year of No Drinking

A report from the early days in the trenches It’s day 60. 2019 is the year of no drinks for me. That’s right. 365 days without a single sip of champers or cab sauv or a pint of the golden nectar. Notta. Nope. Seems hard core I know. It is but I decided to work ...

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