The human magic and gift of acknowledgement.

“Acknowledgement is a kind of human magic – a small human connection, a gift from one person to another that translates into a much larger, meaningful outcome. On the positive side, these results also show that we can increase motivation simply by acknowledging the efforts of those working with us.” Dan Ariely, author of Payoff:…

Studying human behaviour and faith don’t have to conflict.

“Throughout this book, I have described experiments that I hoped would be surprising and illuminating. If they were, it was largely because they refuted the common assumption that we are all fundamentally rational…In fact, these examples show that we are not noble in reason, not infinite in faculty, and rather weak in apprehension.” Dan Ariely,…

On systems… from Atomic Habits by James Clear

“If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of…

Wear the same thing everyday…

I have the privilege or choice to work from home most of the time. I say privilege because not everyone is able to even if they wanted to. I say choice, because others may choose something different.  Do I dress up for work? Nope. I wear the same thing everyday. Well, almost.  I have a…

Habit Stacking is saving my legs!

Earlier this month I read Atomic Habits by James Clear. Hands down, it’s been the best read this month. Why? Lord knows I haven’t done a steady workout in about 2 years. But thanks to habit stacking, burpees, here I come!  The principle behind habit stacking, is that you attach it to another habit, in…