It’s easy to feel guilty when we withdraw from projects. But it’s important, as creative entrepreneurs, theatre-makers, producers, and overall determined and artistic individuals, to listen to our gut when a project is no longer serving us the way it should be. Continue reading When It’s Okay to Quit
In the risks you take, don’t be afraid to experience those failures as they will happen. Instead, embrace them as part of the journey and go back to the drawing board. Continue reading When Failure Strikes
Like so many others, I was obsessed with The Secret when it first came out. I was around 15. I had good reason to be, I think. When I was a child I had yearned, endlessly, for magical powers. Continue reading Why Affirmations Actually Are Important
My mother put me in piano lessons at the age of four. I learned about ‘creepy, crawly critters’ associated with each note of the scale; a visual aid in the teaching of musical theory for children. Continue reading A Boy’s First Encounter with Failure
A few months ago, I answered a question on Quora that asked what a perfect morning routine would be for a high school student. The question was in regards to an ideal 40 minute routine. But in retrospect, I don’t know of any teens who have that kind of time on a Monday morning. Ideally you would be looking at a routine clocking in at somewhere between 5-20 minutes. Continue reading A Teenager’s Morning Routine
You may have heard the name before and if not, a quick web search will reveal his 26 World Records and the “method” that is on its way to becoming the hottest new bridge between mindfulness and physical well-being. Continue reading Happy Breathing; 3 Reasons to Try The Wim Hof Method Today
“There are those who listen to their own inner-voice with such clarity, and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy or they become legends.” Legends of the Fall Who would you be if you gave up your limiting beliefs? It’s a question we should — and need to — ask ourselves from time to time. Most of us go through our lives chained to a belief system that has been ingrained in us since early childhood; often by society in general, but sometimes, more specifically, by our parents, teachers, and friends. Over time, it begins to define … Continue reading Who Would You Be?
About a year ago, I came across an interview with Simon Sinek in which he spoke (as he passionately does) about cellphone addiction; not necessarily social media addiction but addiction to the device itself. I pondered my own relationship to my device and, upon speaking at a few high schools, took note of the increasing connected behaviours between teens and their phones. Using the advice offered by Sinek, I decided to leave my phone out of my bedroom. This meant not using it as an alarm, not keeping it by my bedside, not using it as an e-reader. Nothing. It … Continue reading Why I Don’t Allow My Cellphone In My Bedroom