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Tag: The Tim Ferriss Show

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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