Experiencing The Empty Nest COVID Version

This month I am experiencing the empty nest but it’s different than the traditional empty nest most will relate to. Some big changes in my world are happening now at the end of this specific summer. My wife and daughter are returning to work and school pretty much at the same time after the three of us being home and together almost every day and pretty much all day over the past 6 months. While I am not sure if my wife is excited about the daily commute, my daughter is thrilled to be back in class… even if it’s …

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Daddy-Daughter Time

Since Kindergarten I have been walking my daughter to and from school on most days throughout the school year. Over the years I have come to love this daddy-daughter time.  Sometimes we’d just walk and not say anything, while other times we’d talk the whole way. We’d talk about pretty much everything.  We’d stop and listen to the birds in the spring or take in the colours of the fall. We’d wait for the fountain to come on as we passed by. We’d catch up with classmates and their parents along the way but usually it was just the two …

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Your Ikigai – Know It, Align With It, Succeed

Do you know your ikigai? It’s a Japanese term meaning “reason for being”. It’s all about having a direction or purpose in life and in business, that makes living it worthwhile. You know, that thing that gets you up every morning. To put it into perspective I’d like to share an excerpt from Neil Pasricha’s book, The Happiness Equation. “You could tell Mr. Wilson loved his job by the way his eyes twinkled as he bounced through the halls, spouting hellos and high-fiving students, calling everybody by name. He was always smiling, and our school was his home. Back when …

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Shifting Paths

  When I realized I would not be able to play a game I love with my daughter I knew in my heart and soul it was time for change, real change! I needed to take a different path. I love to play baseball. I’ve played all my life. In my younger years I played competitively and was actually pretty good. I pitched and played the infield. Over the years, as I transitioned from competitive ball to slow pitch, I shifted from shortstop and second base to third base. Longer throws to first base and more strain on the shoulder …

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