This is going to start out pretty personal. From time to time, not all the time, but occasionally, I am crippled with anxiety. Now when I say crippled, I don’t mean “sometimes feel great.” I mean that sometimes I’m unable to move, unable to breathe and unable to think. Let me tell you about the time that I sat down in a grocery store thanks to choices.
I don’t read enough books. I spend my time either raising my kids or working for clients. I used to LOVE books. I collected them. I was in love with them. If you asked me what room I would most want in my home it would be a library. But lately, books have received the[…]
It’s December 30, 2016 and I’m click clacking away on this keyboard…again. It’s been a heck of a year. This year I’ve written somewhere in the vicinity of 150 blog posts for myself and another 50 for clients and other projects. It’s been a year FILLED with writing. And it’s been a year filled with interesting clients and projects, awful soul sucking clients that you want to burn to the ground and enlightening and heartwarming clients that you want to adopt and raise in a sock drawer. It’s been a year marred with political strife and punctuated by the fall o some of the greatest artists of our generation. We lost Bowie, Prince, Carrie, George Michael and so many more. But it’s also a year that saw people stand up for things in a way that we haven’t seen for generations. It’s been a heck of a year. So with the year all but behind us, I thought I’d share with you the goals I have for myself and for OneRedCat for 2017.
Years ago I read this miserable book called The Secret. Spoiler: this book’s is garbage and I don’t care about ruining it for you. Not one bit. In any case, the book is about the idea that we bring to ourselves whatever we want through the power of positive suggestion. Essentially, if you believe (but[…]
If you had asked me five years ago what you needed to succeed, I would have said knowledge. Knowledge, after all, is power. I would have told you that if you want to be the best you needed to study, to ask questions, to listen and basically make understanding that topic your life mission. But[…]
You don’t know how many times I’ve gotten in an argument with someone about whether or not I can float. You see, most people believe that everyone on the planet can float. And they’d be wrong. There are people that can’t float. People with higher than normal metal contents in their body, zinc and particularly[…]
I was talking to a neighbor the other day about strength. Specifically, we were talking about doing manual labor and the sort of strength and endurance that’s necessary for those sorts of activities. He told me about his sons who work out at the gym all the time, but fade quickly when they have to[…]
Four months ago I posted a blog about my “pregnancy”. If you didn’t read it, feel free to check it out now, but I’ll give you the short version now. In April (mid-march actually) I was trying to figure out how I was going to achieve a number of goals that I had and I[…]
Humans are quite possibly the most irrational creatures on the planet. How do I know this? Experience. I know this because I continue to do things that are irrational and every single time I think to myself, “this seems like a very good idea.” I’ve thought this about things I’ve bought, things I’ve done, people[…]
This past summer my son has become more and more adventurous in the ocean. We have a cottage that’s just a couple of minutes walk from a really great provincial beach so I’m happy he’s enjoying it but there is that part of me that is consistently terrified of impending doom. Now sometimes your child[…]