Category: General

Hay Fever

WTF – I  have never been allergic to anything before, at least not that I know of. But, suddenly, I have symptoms of hay fever this year. An article online addresses the topic of increasing numbers of adult hay fever sufferers due to a higher concentration of pollen from...
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“We’re not as young as we used to be.”

Today I mentioned to the guy at the copy shop that I was having a difficult day. It started this morning in the gym, where I just had no energy or strength. His response was to grin and say, “We’re not as young as we used to be.” Now,...
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Dry fast – 24-hour update

So, roughly 24 hours since completing my last meal, I am feeling stressed physically but optimistic and engaged mentally. I worked some on the computer today and sent some invoices out to customers – so I was able to squeeze in some productivity to a day largely dedicated to...
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7-day fast – post #1

To keep myself accountable and for future reference, I have decided to post about the 7-day fast I am beginning. Today, I will be eating “normally”, as in, “the way most people eat.” Unusually for me (at least over the past 12 months), I have eaten breakfast and lunch,...
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The squatting solution

Building the ability to squat down into a relaxed posture is the most useful skill I have developed in my adult life. I am going to share something embarrassing with you: In the first years of starting my translation business, I had such horrible chronic constipation (from stress and...
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Unscared

There are so many videos and articles online that discuss the topic of fear as a psychological phenomenon and how to overcome it: through habit training, through meditation, through faith in G_d… But, most of the content I have found misses two important points: That fear is a physical...
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Attachments

Author of the book “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, Dr. Robert Glover, defines Attachments as those things men habitually use to win approval. The behaviours, accessories, personas etc. that men use to compensate for their sense of shame or inadequacy. This is a great perspective, as it separates our...
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It doesn’t work – until it does

Everyone has heard the saying that: “the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different outcome.” A helpful metaphor if you are trying to change a habit. But what if you have already set out on a new path. Often, when we start...
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Time is on your side

What is holding you back? your spouse? your job? your children? your dog? money? upbringing? location? Naturally, that list could be expanded indefinitely. And, on the surface, any one of those things could justifiably be seen as an insurmountable obstacle. After all, you are married. Having a pet limits...
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2019 – not a time to “keep up appearances”

So many people and organizations are concerned with appearances – “optics” as they have recently been referred to in the media. There are entire industries dedicated to perception management and public relations, while individuals use social media to promote their own online brand. This is nothing new, of course...
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