Count your blessings

Life has a way of shifting our focus to challenges. Likely because these are things we do not choose and require energy and dedication to resolve. With this as our seemingly persistent reality, we unwittingly reflect on the shortcomings in our lives. We want to go on more holidays, earn more money, drive nicer cars, […]

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Increasing Performance

There are two levers to manipulate. Do more of the good stuff. Do less of the bad stuff. The choice seems linear and inconsequential. This is not true. When a car is not fuel-efficient we could just pour in more fuel and get where we are headed. It will cost more (more good stuff) but […]

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Stress and Pain

They have the same function. Let’s start with pain since we understand it better. It’s a physiological alarm that informs the body of impending or sustained injury. It’s critical to our survival. It’s not pleasant but it is necessary. Its purpose is to protect against harm. Stress fulfils the same function at a mental level. […]

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Resolutions or lasting change?

It’s almost time for New Year’s Resolutions. It has a pretty poor track record and yet we resort to it time and again. There is something refreshing and encouraging about the possibility to start over, to make significant changes, to alter the course of our lives. Really, the most powerful force we have to change […]

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