Saving For Retirement — As Simple As Counting in Days

A few years ago, I wrote a post about the problems with saying “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes.” It turns out, there’s now research that — in a way — supports the point I was trying to make. In this study, the researchers attempted to draw closer the connection between our present selves and our future […]

All Rivers Lead to the Ocean

All rivers lead to the ocean. All roads lead to Rome. One tree, many branches. There are a number of phrases and idioms with a message that “we’re all connected” in some way. Last summer, I posted a paper (in a series of posts) I wrote that included guidance from many of the world’s religions by way […]

Are You Fully Present to What’s In Front of You?

How often is it that you are completely listening to what someone is telling you? How often is it that someone is completely listening to you? Could you tell? Do you know the difference? We often think that we’re very good at multitasking, but evidence continually supports the contrary. It’s not that we’re not good at multitasking, […]

Pets Are So Much More Than Just “Pets”

The value of having pets far outweighs any of the negatives associated with having a pet. Humans and animals have coexisted for quite some time. Beyond the time of when humans (hunted) animals, someone must have decided that it was going to be a good idea to make one of those animals part of their […]

Politicians Are Inherently Good

I believe that people are inherently good and because I believe that politicians are people, too, I also believe that politicians are inherently good. [There are even some politicians that have a very clear sense of humor.] You’ll find many religious debates about the topic as to whether people are good and you’ll also find […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Celebration in the Present Moment

Today, in the US, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While it was originally an American holiday, the day is observed outside of the US, one of those places being Toronto. Having grown up in Canada, I did not hear much about MLK Day in school. The schools in the Toronto area now, I’m sure, […]