The Past and the Future

  Have you ever noticed that what we remember about our past depends on our mood, our head space, our expectations, and the story we have about ourselves at that time (ie. whether we see ourselves as a victim, a survivor, an entrepreneur etc)?   We have a selective recall bias that is impacted by … Continue reading The Past and the Future

Reflecting on life

I love quotes. One quote that is just not true though is that we learn from experience. If that were true, people wouldn't need to see me. I am good at what I do because I am good at pattern recognition and can reflect back patterns people have been using their whole lives. What is … Continue reading Reflecting on life

Why aren’t I happy?

Shalyssa: "How are you?" Me: "OK" Shalyssa: "Why just ok? What's wrong?" Ok, so here is the thing... in today's Western world, we are given the message that if we are anything other than "great", there is something wrong. I spend a lot of time validating and explaining that given people's circumstances, they are appropriately distressed. For … Continue reading Why aren’t I happy?