Archive for January, 2014

The 5 Key Life Lessons I Learned in the Gym

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
The 5 Key Life Lessons I Learned in the Gym

Exercising in a gym might seem on its surface to be a bit simple and mundane. You pick up a barbell or dumbbell, and you either push it or pull it, right? Not very interesting. But in fact, there is much to be learned in the gym, not just about exercise and your body, but […]

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Trust the Lord Completely – Don’t Ever Trust Yourself!

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on January 22, 2014 1 Comment
Trust the Lord Completely – Don’t Ever Trust Yourself!

I wish I could take credit for this saying, but actually it is my all-time favorite Bible quote. I like it so much I’ve considered having it tattooed on my inner arm as a constant reminder to place my trust where it belongs. I will give a couple of examples of how this advice has […]

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How Do You Define Investment Success?

Filed in Money by on January 14, 2014 3 Comments
How Do You Define Investment Success?

It happens to me all the time and I find it quite amusing. I’ll meet someone new at a cocktail party, they find out that I am a finance professional, and, invariably, they try to impress me with their stock picking prowess. It usually goes something like this: “Yeah, I bought an oil sands stock […]

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Lady Gaga Does It Again!

Filed in Lady Gaga, Stress & Anxiety by on January 9, 2014 5 Comments
Lady Gaga Does It Again!

No, I’m not referring to Lady Gaga wearing another kooky outfit, although she certainly does that often enough. I’m talking about Lady Gaga making another hugely insightful observation about life. I was watching the album release show for her new ARTPOP CD, and she was being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest, as you’re probably already […]

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What’s a Good Fitness Goal for the New Year?

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 2, 2014 1 Comment
What’s a Good Fitness Goal for the New Year?

In the introduction to the Diet & Exercise section of my website I observe that while Type As are often avid exercisers, which is great, they also tend to fall into certain exercise-related traps. One is that they sometimes neglect to have a current goal for their fitness efforts, and without this their exercise eventually […]

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