Have You Found Your Tribe?

Have You Found Your Tribe?

Humans are amongst the most social of primates and the evidence suggests that we lived in tribes for many millennia up to the start of modern times.

It is not difficult to imagine the evolutionary basis for this. When you are all alone in the world with just a flint axe and a loin cloth, surrounded by predators and not knowing where your next meal is coming from, the world can look like a pretty scary place. Having some like minded mates (in both senses of the word) around is obviously going to be helpful from a survival and reproductive standpoint.

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Follow The White Rabbit...

Follow The White Rabbit...

My favourite movie of all time, and the one that helped me start thinking about how I should and could live life on my terms, is The Matrix

It's not because I thought I could kung fu fight my way through life, but it was the numerous messages throughout the movie that made me question steps in life that we just take for granted as being "normal".

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Arbitrage In The Suburbs

Arbitrage In The Suburbs

I woke up this morning and decided to give myself a major treat: I was going out for a specialty coffee. Why? I had a Starbucks reward that I’d been sitting on for over 6 weeks and it was about to expire. So, I decided that this is a perfect opportunity for a treat. I lazily checked Twitter and my favourite bloggers on my smartphone and, when I was good and ready, I rolled out of bed, gathered by laptop and the book I’m reading and headed out the door.

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You're Right Dear. Again.

You're Right Dear. Again.

Why do others always see what isn't working in your life before you do? I find it particularly annoying, I mean really!

In my case, the person who always sees what's going to blow up in my face way before I'm willing to see it is my husband. He's always right in the end, but he's not pushy about it or judgmental (yes, he's a saint). He's happy to let me fall flat on my face (when I deserve it) and offers advice when I seek his counsel.

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For The Love Of Travel, Explore!

For The Love Of Travel, Explore!

I love to travel. Always have and, I hope, always will. I have my parents to thank for it, and for my love of trying new things. I guess the two go hand in hand, really. 

I had the chance to go to many places when I was a kid and it changed the way I think of the world even at an early age. Talk about supplemental education!

Travel does many wonderful things for us as people.

 

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Are You A "Deadhead"?

Are You A "Deadhead"?

No. I don't mean a fan of the Grateful Dead.

I mean are you taking care of yourself?

Huh?

Let me explain. I had an epiphany this morning while I was deadheading some plants in our cul-de-sac. All the flowers on the plants had died due to lack of attention while I was away on a trip two weeks ago. I had made the mistake of leaving for five days without asking a neighbour to water in my absence. Five days of neglect is all is took for the plants to go from beautiful to ugly and brown.

This made me think about people. More specifically how we treat ourselves throughout the five work days and, indeed, throughout life.

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A Beautiful Garden AND Time to Smell The Roses?

A Beautiful Garden AND Time to Smell The Roses?

Yes. It's possible!

I love my garden, but I'm hardly a gardener. If you were to describe my gardening thumb, you wouldn't say it was green...more like a barely alive shade of brown.

That doesn't make me an authority when it comes to the "how to's" of plant care, but it does make me an authority when it comes to how easy it is to have a garden that requires little maintenance and attention (aka gross negligence) and that can save you money at the same time.

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