This blog post is going to be three stories, each which, as time has gone on, taught me some pretty significant things about life.
The first story taught me about perspectives.
The second story taught me about adventure.
The third story taught me about kindness.
Continue reading “How to Travel Europe – Part 2 : Hiking Tips From Austrians”
Almost three months ago ( to the day ), my wonderful wife and I embarked on a journey to the magical land of “Europe”.
We had finished all our planning – the Airbnb’s, the seven hour bus rides from city to city, and packed our backpacks to the brim – and we set out. And it’s kinda true what Bilbo said, about it being dangerous going out your front door because there’s no knowing where you might get swept off to.
Continue reading “How to Travel Europe – Part 1 : Is It Really Life Changing ?”
Jordan Peterson has become notoriously famous over the past year or so. Mostly for things he won’t say – and he says a lot about things he won’t say. And he has great reasons.
But he is a lot more than the notoriety he has gained. Continue reading “How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 6 : Jordan Peterson’s Rules For Living”
One of the weirdest fights my wife and I ever got in was about salsa dancing.
The two went out to a local salsa bar as part of my birthday gift a few years back – she had planned some special surprises, ranging from snacks, restaurants, drinks, and activities. We had some Sangria, jalapeño poppers, and some Spanish barbecue at a restaurant downtown. After that, she took me to a salsa club.
Despite my latin heritage, my hips do lie, at least occasionally.
Continue reading “How-to Communicate – Part 3 : Knuckle Sandwiches and Just Desserts”
To close off this little series, I’d like to present my five favourite books. A lot of times, when we want to sit down and read a good book, we ask ourselves, what’s a good book I can sit down and read ?
So, I have hoped to make that a bit easier.
On top of that, I want to take a bit of time with each of the books and explain why / how they’ve impacted me and how I have sought to change because of them. Just like I outlined in How-to Read – Part 1 and How-to Read – Part 2.
So, without further ado, here they are, in no particular order :
Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 3 : My Top Five Books And Their Impact”
I remember watching Infomercials.
Knives that can cut through steel. Dish towels that absorb moisture out of anything. The SlapChop. And of course, Billy Mays.
There was one infomercial I remember seeing that taught people how to speed read. To Spreed. They had a suited man, with a tight combover and glasses, explain how he was able to read an entire book in a fraction of the time of a normal person. He had a method for being able to do this. Secrets he probably unlocked by studying magic arts in the Himalayas.
Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 2 : It Isn’t Just Read Words, Turn Page, Repeat.”
When I first moved downtown Toronto, my two friends and I grabbed a 3 bedroom apartment above a restaurant.
It was luxurious.
No en suite washer and dryer, a bathroom with a broken fan, and purple painted rooms with golden trees. Continue reading “How-to Read – Part 1 : Soapboxes, Not Phonics”
It’s officially been 24 days since I quit my job.
Well, 24 days since I put in my two-week’s notice.
And this is officially day 10 of not having my old job. It’s an interesting feeling, to say the least, having time to yourself and calm, relaxing mornings back on the agenda regularly.
But before I pulled the proverbial trigger, I tried to research “how-to quit your job”. And the search results were…??? Continue reading “How-to : Quit Your Job”
The other day I got into a discussion with some of my buddies. Well, more of a game than a discussion. We had one main question :
If you had to lose one major sense ( sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing for those of you needing a little refresher ), which would you choose ?
That’s a tough little question.
Continue reading “How-to Communicate – Part 2 : Listen Up”
“But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.
Continue reading “How-to : Journey and Grow ( I Should Have Written This First )”