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Tag: The Tim Ferriss Show

Santa Claus

There is a little town in Illinois called Santa Claus. Years ago, the town was called Santa Fe. But when the town tried to register a post office, the name Santa Fe was taken. So they called themselves Santa Claus.

They receive thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year. One of them included a key and the young letter-writer explained that they didn’t have a chimney so Santa would need to come in the front door on Christmas Eve. Continue reading

Your conflicts

I was listening to Dr. Gabor Maté, a Hungarian-Canadian physician specializing in childhood trauma, on The Tim Ferriss Show. He shared a quote that was powerful. Dr. Gabor Maté said…

“It’s from one of my favourite teachers. And his name is AH Olness. And he says, ‘Your conflicts, all the difficult things, the problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard, they’re actually yours. They’re specifically yours designed specifically for you by a part of you that loves you more than anything else. That part of you that loves you more than anything else has created roadblocks to lead you to yourself. You’re not going to go in the right direction, unless there’s something pricking you in the side telling you look here, this way. That part of you loves you so much that it doesn’t want you to lose the chance. It will go to extreme measures to wake you up. It will make you suffer greatly if you don’t listen. What else can it do? That’s its purpose.’ And I found this to be true of physical illness and mental problems and everything. You’ve got to see what is the teaching here.” Continue reading

Do the good that’s in front of you

I was listening to Sharon Salzberg, best-selling author and world-renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, on The Tim Ferriss Show.  She said something profound.  She said, “Do the good that’s in front of you, even if it feels very small.”

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming.  Out of control.  We have so many balls up in the air that our arms can’t possibly keep juggling.  But we are in such a frenzy that we keep going until something drops.  The ball or us. Continue reading

The trajectory of our lives

When my now 16-year-old middle child was just 7 weeks, I joined an adult Irish dance team for some exercise and adult time.  Little did I know that such a small decision would change the trajectory of our lives.

Our adult team ended up competing numerous times at the Eastern Canadian Championships and even placed second at the North American Championships.  I met some lovely women and realized I could do things I never thought I could do before.

And because of this journey, I ended up registering my first-born son, and then his brother and then their sister to take Irish dance.  It may not have been on my radar if I wasn’t already immersed in that world.  One beginner class led to years competing nationally and internationally. Continue reading

Dr. Martine Rothblatt

Dr. Martine Rothblatt started a company called United Therapeutics to save the life of one of her daughters who had a rare disease.  Before that she founded and led Sirius XM radio which has over 34 million subscribers and she is also a leader in transgender rights.  When I listened to her recently on The Tim Ferriss Show, my eyes were opened in so many ways. Continue reading

The price of security is insecurity

Who knows what will happen tomorrow?  I mean, just a year ago we were doing wild things when greeting others including shaking hands and hugging.   How things have changed.

I was listening to Dan Harris, author and past news anchor, on The Tim Ferriss Show.  He spoke about having a panic attack on-air on Good Morning America in 2004 and how that changed his path and helped him find meditation and life balance.  He grew up living with a mantra that his father taught him which was, “The price of security is insecurity.”  So, he believed that you had to be stressed to climb to the top of the mountain.  That was the price. Continue reading

Love of learning

I had some time off work last week and I spent it by water with loved ones while reading and listening to podcasts.   I recently learned through the VIA Character Strength Survey that one of my character strengths is love of learning and this is how I fuel my well-being.  I enjoy thinking about ideas, connecting the dots from different lanes and wrapping my mind around something new.  This is bliss to me. Continue reading

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