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Presence 3
Thursday, January 21, 2016      13 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
NLslB13b7GM Continuing with my exploration of the Amy Cuddy 90 minute presentation on Presence, Bringing your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenge -- and potential applications to OUR biggest c... Read more
Presence 2
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/videos-detail.asp?vid
eo=166 Thanks to Linda for pointing out that Spark trainer Melinda has a short video on the Cuddy "power poses" -- which she suggests are useful for building confide... Read more
Amy Cuddy: Presence!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      22 comments

Lots of us here are familiar with Amy Cuddy's astonishing 2012 TED talk on power posing: it's been viewed 25 million times and is the second-most watched TED talk (so if you haven't seen it . . . it's terrific!!) Amy Cuddy is a young Harvar... Read more
First XC ski: glorious!!
Monday, January 18, 2016      25 comments

Yesterday, finally, there was enough snow for our first XC ski of the winter. It was -8 C: not too cold. Gentle wind, gently falling snow from gentle grey sky. The green wax was perfect for grip and glide. It felt like flying. ... Read more
Bright Line Eating, the "Happy" Part
Sunday, January 17, 2016      22 comments

Susan Peirce Thompson promotes Bright Line Eating as a way of getting "happy, thin and free". Her most recent vlog (easy to find on a google search, tough to link) speaks to the "happy" part. And I've always been intensely interested in th... Read more
Soggy out there . . .
Saturday, January 16, 2016      15 comments

Wah!! The "real winter" has retreated again and it's soggy and rainy and not XC ski-worthy at all today. So: heading to the gym instead. Maybe tomorrow? Sure hope so.... Read more
Real Winter
Thursday, January 14, 2016      33 comments

All of a sudden, it's so cold and snowy and wintry here. Which means: I should be able to cross-country ski for the first time this coming weekend! In the meantime, my red and white amaryllis has four blossoms on one stem, and more t... Read more
Emotional Labour
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      28 comments

Traditionally, we thought of labour first as physical: cutting down trees, pounding laundry on a rock -- that kind of thing. And next, we saw labour generally shift towards intellectual labour: in a knowledge-based economy, particularly, ... Read more
Those annoying Canadians!
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      26 comments

Canadians apologize. We say we're sorry. And yup, I am sorry I annoyed a significant number of Sparkies yesterday. (You note I'm not saying I'm sorry IF I annoyed a significant number of Sparkies -- I clearly DID. And I'm sorry.) ... Read more
Gun control
Monday, January 11, 2016      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/how-us-gun-ow
nership-became-a-right-and
-why-it-isnt/article28078752/ I've got quite a bit of interest in Canadian constitutional law but know very little about American const... Read more
Peak Work Performance Summit: Time Limited Offer!!!!!
Sunday, January 10, 2016      14 comments

Those of us on Susan Peirce Thompson's email list will have received her email concerning a limited time free broadcast of her contribution to Peak Work Performance Summit (hosted by Dr. Ron Friedman). Twenty-four hours only. And: don'... Read more
Self-Mediation
Sunday, January 10, 2016      30 comments

Attempts at self-improvement can be harsh. It can feel like the same kind of all-or-nothing "judgement" that litigants are exposed to in court. You're guilty. You're wrong. You deserve punishment. Like that. An alternative to court ... Read more
Self-Improvement
Saturday, January 09, 2016      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/lessons-from-
a-lifetime-of-self-improve
ment/article28079345/ Margaret Wente's one of my fave writers in the Globe and Mail: and I thought her article today on self-improvemen... Read more
BOPs
Thursday, January 07, 2016      21 comments

Did you know, Birds of Paradise are known to florists as BOPs??? Me neither. But before Christmas I was calling around to local florists, looking for some to give a friend as a thank you (he'd invited us to that super glam party . . . ... Read more
Winter Flowers
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      31 comments

The amaryllis is spectacular on a dark winter morning... Read more

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