Once upon a time there was a smug graduate student in psychology who decided to rid himself of the word “lazy”. Not by refraining from being lazy mind you, just by getting rid of the word. If it was 1985 and we still were using paper dictionaries, I would have cut that page out. At … More Mis-using “Lazy”
Not long ago I was sitting on my porch and saw my neighbour drive off with a cup of coffee on his roof. It was actually surprising how far he made it before it slid off and hit the road. Watching it slide around and knowing what was coming pulled something from deep within me. … More Glass Vase on the Roof Rack
Last week I paid money to be locked in a dark room with my wife and two other friends while strangers watched us on video displays as we tried to find a way to get ourselves out. This is what we do for fun in 2016. For those you unfamiliar with “Escape rooms” as a … More Not So Fast Mr. Fix-it!
Alright. So I took one for the team and went to see the Trolls movie with my 6 year-old. I was expecting nauseating unredeemable slush, but instead I learned this: You don’t have to eat a troll to be happy. Or, in everyday language: happiness is not something you acquire by consuming, rather we learn … More You Don’t Have to Eat a Troll to be Happy
I can hardly wait till the US election is over and we can hear about something else in the news other Donald and Hillary. Maybe we’ve all been enjoying the perverse pleasure of a reality-tv show styled campaign as a kind of distraction from the horrors we might otherwise have headlining our news. There is … More Seeing Goodness is Hard Work
You don’t have to trust what you’re eyes are telling you. Your mind is capable of imposing a higher truth than mere perception. Find out why this can save you from a lot of things… … More Brownies and the Avoidance of Car Crashes
But here’s my little hesitation about gratitude as a practice that’s turning into a fad: we run the risk of manipulating a deep truth about life into a performance enhancer so that we can squeeze more out of the 25 hours we have each day. … More Hijacking Gratitude
…we all find ourselves in this dark, windowless room, fumbling for grace and flashlights. … More Fumbling for Flashlights