I'm not getting better at Crossfit ⇒

I have been doing Crossfit for 4 years and I've noticed over this last year I have not improved very much.

Today I figured out why. When I am doing the workout and I feel I am too tired to continue, I stop and rest for a few seconds. This is not how one gets better.

What I should do, of course, is do at least one more rep. Always push myself to go one further or for a few more seconds.

My mental weakness stops now.

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The Promises and Perils of the Microbiome ⇒

What we are learning about our microbiome is amazing. Your mood might be caused by disturbances in your biome?

Neat stuff

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Doing What's Important ⇒

It seems that my priorities are changing as my kids get older. Now they are:

  • Health
  • Education

Simply put, healthy people are smarter, and properly educated people will change the word. And as I am wont to do, I have been sucking in TEDTalks and articles around "proper" learning and the "right" way to health. Healthwise, I wish more people:

  • ate less processed food
  • exercised regularly
  • spent their money locally
  • spent more time with friends and family

In terms of education, I have been thinking a lot about my kids and what is important for them. More and more I see schools not educating children properly, favouring rote testing instead of:

  • play
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • actual debate
  • child-led learning

I would like my girls to grow up with healthy and well educated friends, sow do I help more people, especially the ones in my community, get healthier and smarter? I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to accomplish this. Christine thinks I should get involved in politics, which is a very interesting thought. Civil elections are next November.

Other options are creating either a health - or education-based business that involves my community.

I have a few ideas, but nothing concrete yet. It's a big discussion but I feel a change coming on.

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