2022 Goals

Physical Goals Hike 175 kilometres with an average elevation gain of 300 metres Walk 300 kilometres Snowshoe 50 kilometres Bike 1,200 kilometres If a goal is reached early I will add 2% per remaining week to that activity. Health Goals Maintain a consistent sleep schedule with a minimum of eight hours each night. Lose 15 pounds Read Daily Enlightenments: 365 Days of Spiritual Reflection Travel … Continue reading 2022 Goals

2021 Goals Revisited

Physical/Health Goals ♥ Bike – 1,200 kilometres  1,267.66 kilometres ♥ Snowshoe – 50 kilometres  52.47 kilometres ♥ Hike – 175 kilometres  178 kilometres ♥ Walk – 250 kilometres  265.25 kilometres × Sleep – Maintain a consistent sleep schedule with 8 or more hours every night Intellectual Goals ♥ Blog – at least 25 posts – 25 posts ♥ Read at least 15 books – My reading list … Continue reading 2021 Goals Revisited


Last month Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi passed away. He was a professor, author, and founder of the Quality of Life Research Center. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is best remembered for his research on happiness, positive psychology, and naming the concept of “flow”. Flow is best described as “a state of consciousness when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish … Continue reading Flow

Travel Bucket List – World

Welcome to another travel bucket blog! This time we will wander the globe exploring my future travel goals. New Zealand Rafting, volcanoes, canopy tours, Waitomo Caves, Maori culture Italy Lake Como, Venice, cathedrals, Cinque Terre, hiking, Rome South Korea Gyeongbokgung Palace, temples, Jeju Island, markets, Seoul Ireland Killarney National Park, museums, beer, Cliffs of Moher, castles Netherlands canals, World War 2 tours, museums, windmills, bike … Continue reading Travel Bucket List – World

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather

I recently finished Linda Akeson McGurk’s There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather. McGurk compares the cultural practices of raising children in her home country Sweden to the United States. She discusses many issues including maternity leave, environmental stewardship, technology, natural play, childhood freedom and much more. My review will focus on three categories: nature, play, and independence. Nature Nature and fresh air can be … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather