Monthly Archives: September 2014

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Fishin’ in the Dark”

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Fishin in the DarkI learned to two step to this song so it has a special place in my heart. Spent many years traveling around Canada, meeting up with people in my industry. Most evenings ended up somewhere dancing. But this girl from Victoria knew nothing about country until she hung out with folks from the Prairies. Learning to two step was a favourite. I never got great at it, stepped on many toes, but loved every minute of it. And this song is perfect for setting the two step mood!

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Day 8 – Can life’s problems be solved by Candy Crush?

candy crushHow many of you play Candy Crush? Come on, you can admit it. 93 million people play it daily around the world, so that means you and I are both playing it. It generates $800,00 in revenue every day.

You don’t have to say you have it on your iPhone because your kids like to play it. You can admit it. We’re all friends here. And it is okay. Candy Crush is good for you and I will explain why.

Now I know you may be asking me how this is possible, but it is true. Maybe not when you are procrastinating and not achieving what you should do because you have to just get through one more level. Or when you are timing everything you do in your day based on the 20 minutes until you get your next life in the game (for those of you who don’t play, stop reading now, you might be better off not worrying about getting a life in 20 minutes).

But I have found one really good use for Candy Crush. You know those days when you really really want to send out an email or make a phone call that you know you would be better off not doing. Well then take a Candy Crush break. Kind of like the 5 second rule when you drop something on the ground. Or the “don’t send out the email until the next morning rule”.

Because chances are, after figuring out how to make those candy rows work and those candy bombs go off, you will be so full of joy and happiness that you will have forgotten what your angry moment was about.

So I’m prescribing a Candy Crush Moment. Breathe and play.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Word Crimes”

Weird Al Yankovic Word CrimesAlways known for his creative songs, this one is actually an English lesson.  A play on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”.

At least when it is stuck in your head, you are learning something!

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Get rolling…

Ball exercise workoutExercise ball workouts are great… and humbling. That ball never stays still and when you get tired, and you start to shake, it is not very forgiving. But you do get a great core workout from the ball and as I approach my 50s I know I need to keep that core in better shape. Remember to watch your body position and don’t overdue it if you haven’t used the ball before.

Watch workout video here

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