Know Yourself and Seek Self-improvement

July 28, 2022

A personal development and self-improvement playbook

Ok, I finally pushed publish on my new learning and development project. It’s a personal development and self-improvement program delivered in the form of a newsletter. Each issue consists of a microlearning module and links to additional resources to support the selected topic. each week, the microlearning module will cover...

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July 25, 2022

Episode #326: Wisdom for a thirsty fish

One of my go-to books for morning reflection is Wu Hsin’s book:¬†Aphorisms for Thirsty Fish: The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin. In this episode, I share a few nuggets of wisdom from the book, plus my commentary on the passages and what they mean to me. Here’s the video version...

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July 14, 2022

My favourite Barefoot Doctor books

The Barefoot Doctor aka Stephen Russell was a practitioner and teacher of Taoism, its medicine, philosophy, meditation practices, and martial arts and manifesting system, or wu wei. I first came across his work in a small bookshop tucked away in the Scottish Highlands. It was his informal, wayward writing style and approach...

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July 13, 2022

Getting back in the saddle

Dave Winer shared a tweet yesterday that got me thinking about why I should dust off the soulcruzer blog and start writing here again. The tweet is a link to Adam Singer’s substack newsletter. Blogging in its true form is a great place to work out your thinking, by thinking...

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December 30, 2021

I think I’m going to take on a massive blogging project and do the Indie blogging thing for a year.

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December 30, 2021

I’ve been to Barcelona a few times. It’s a lovely city. Spain is one of my favourite countries.

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November 18, 2021

The Only Time You Don’t Have Time

The only time you don’t have time is when you don’t and that only happens once! Even the best of us get tripped up by the things we preach about regularly. And today, I got tripped up, but I quickly caught myself, made the necessary adjustments, and then soldiered on....

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November 18, 2021

Letting Go and Silence

This is the first episode of the relaunch of the Digital Calm podcast. Prepare yourself for a relaxing audio experience. Find a comfortable place to sit. You may want to grab a cup of coffee or tea and your journal. For the best audio experience, you may want to listen through...

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November 13, 2021

No Matter What, Keep Moving Forward!

Keep moving forward. One of a handful of mantras, I keep in my back pocket, ready for recall when I need them. And this week, I had to remind myself that regardless of setbacks, I must keep moving forward, even sometimes if that means leaving someone behind. Don’t read too...

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November 12, 2021

The Digital Calm: Mixtape #001

Kicking off a new series of mixtapes. The one is exclusively dedicated to the lo-fi lifestyle and an antidote to busyness. When you need to focus today, pop this Spotify playlist in your earbuds. 30 minutes of lo-fi beats guaranteed to relax and focus your mind. Tip Jar

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November 10, 2021

Listen Up!

Do you consider yourself a good listener? If so, how do you know you’re a good listener? The thing is most of us don’t really listen. We half-listen. While we should be listening fully, we are instead, thinking about our reply or listening for a pause so we can jump...

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November 8, 2021

I Am What I Am and That’s All That I Am

Accepting yourself as you are is the first step in gaining control of the narrative that makes up your reality. You might recognize the title as something Popeye used to say when he got fed up and was ready to take charge of the situation he was in. This episode...

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November 5, 2021

If It’s Not In Your Power to Control, Let It Go!

If you find yourself fretting over something, stop for a minute and ask yourself, is this under my control? If it isn’t, let it go! I’ve talked about this a number of times in the past, but, you know, it never hurts to remind ourselves of life’s little truisms that...

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November 4, 2021

Attention Is Your Superpower If You Treat It Right

Attention is indeed a superpower, but it’s one you have to work hard at keeping under control, especially since there are so many ridiculous distractions around fighting to steal it from us. This piece from Anne Alexander really resonated with me. I’m guilty of burning the candled at both ends...

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