Happy Friday everyone. I hope everyone had a great week and you’re looking forward to the weekend. We got some good news. We’re heading back to Canada a wee bit earlier then expected. So far the latest plan has us back in Canada in a little over a week from now. We can’t wait. We made a lot of good friends in Poland. We loved living abroad and probably will again in the future. Home is home though.
Earlier this week we talked about having an inner scorecard and not caring about what other people think of us. Which begs the question: Do you think you’re the world’s greatest lover?
Well let’s start this off with a little dose of inspiration. Over at Nerd Fitness, read how this office worker lost 100+ lbs. and saved his own life.
Every now and then people like to hate teacher’s. It mostly happens every couple of years when they’re in highly televised union negotiations. Parent’s tend to forget that their kids spend more time with their teachers then they do with their parents. Teachers have a huge impact on shaping the way our children grow up. Mike Reynolds over at Puzzling Posts wrote a touching letter to his little girls teacher.
Ross over at Ross Training recently published an article on how technology changes faster than us. I think this picture he included perfectly sums up the article:
It’s a great read and reminds us that the latest and greatest technology or fad usually never ends up being better.
I enjoy running from time to time but there’s just one problem. I’m about as graceful as an elephant in an antique China shop. Seriously! And coordination? I’m just about as coordinated as Elaine Benes from Seinfeld:
Well a great article I stumbled upon at The Moose is Loose discussed this very issue. Bill Boland tells us how to run with grace and ease.
I love working as a pilot. In fact, on most days it doesn’t feel like work at all. I’m very fortunate to work for a great company too. As exciting as the aviation industry is, it’s completely unpredictable. There’s a reason most financial gurus advise against investing in airlines. Rise in oil prices, bad boardroom decisions, or a group of extremists with an axe to grind, means bankruptcy with a snap of a finger. Unemployment is always in the back of my mind. Barry Choi at Money We Have told us how to prepare for unemployment.
Since my son was born I’m always thinking about what the future holds for him. I read somewhere that the journey from boy to man doesn’t start at a particular age, it actually starts from birth. Which makes a lot of sense. Brett and Kate at The Art of Manliness gave us a few lessons from the Sioux about how to turn a boy into a man. A great read if you’re a father with a son.
It’s no secret to my family, friends, and co-workers that I’ve pretty much completely given up carbohydrates especially processed ones. The instant health benefits I’ve noticed are tremendous. I’ve avoided writing anything on this website for fear of sounding too “preachy” but I’m planning on writing something in the near future. You can argue both sides of the coin but you can’t deny the fact that certain illness are on the rise and the world is getting fatter and fatter every year. What gives? Call it Ketogenic, Paleo, Primal, Zone or whatever. I’m not some holistic hippie but I’m a big believer that diet can solve a lot of people’s issues. The folks over at Robb Wolf posted a great article on the origins and history of Ketogenic diet. It’s mainly a diet that was created to help treat people suffering from epilepsy. The origins of the diet date back to over a 100 years and is proven to be a natural successful way of treating epilepsy. It’s unfortunate that even to this day most physicians will brush it off in favour of prescription drugs. If you have the time it’s a fascinating read.
It’s never too early/too late to start saving for your kids future. Time is nothing but your friend. This article is mainly geared towards Canadian’s, but the underlining message can apply to anyone that has kids. I’m always hearing that our government likes to tax the shit out of us. Well YES they do but why not take advantage of as much free money as you can get from the government? It baffles me that more people don’t take advantage of programs like Registered Education Saving’s Plan (RESP not to be confused with RRSP)! The Canadian government is literally giving you free money just to save for your kids education. This short article over at DadCamp quickly reminds us that thanks to generous government grants, it doesn’t take a lot to save for your kids education.
Well since we’re on the topic of money here are 5 fun ideas to teach financial literacy to your kids. This article was posted over at the Yummy Mummy Club. C’mon is that ever a wicked name for a blog? Like shit, you know you want to just click on the link just to see what the blog is about don’t you?
As I said last week I had a little bit of an oops while cooking. I ended up poking myself with a knife and required a few stitches. I won’t be able to grip a barbell for while. I admit I was a bit bummed about this until I viewed a podcast by the boys at Barbell Shrugged. If you have a cup of coffee and a bit of time I highly recommend you watch this latest episode. It’s about an adaptive athlete who is blind and missing a leg but still manages to do CrossFit. Yeah I think while my poor little finger is healing I’ll manage to get my ass off the couch and find some other way to move.
Well that should keep you busy for the weekend. Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Keep the blue side up.
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