Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records | CBC News

The RCMP are taking a radical look at their recruitment strategy — including the possibility of ditching credit checks and allowing people with criminal backgrounds in — to help them rebuild their depleted ranks. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-recruitment-gender-1.4954015 Wow! This got my imagination going in all directions! Something about this feels connected to the fundamental … Continue reading Short-staffed RCMP look at lifting ban on recruits with criminal records | CBC News

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Status Update – How Much Have I Progressed

622 Days Into This Obsession, And... I started this little adventure in writing a little under two years ago with an article titled: What I Want - 30 days to Clearly Defining It. I just re-read it and I am not sure I can list all the changes that have come since I started my … Continue reading Status Update – How Much Have I Progressed

Just Breathe

I'm Getting There. I'm Getting There. I'm Getting There...This past few months have felt the busiest in recent memory and I often feel that my "To Do" list just keeps getting longer and longer. Every new project, activity, request is filled with blessings that I am so very grateful for, and yet I still feel … Continue reading Just Breathe

Midweek Poems – Have you read the poet?

Have you read Irving Layton? I hear he’s fantastic But only his smiles imprint indelible images upon my mind like the detached wing of a fly. Have you listened to Whitman? Do you find him too free with his expression? Have you read Rod McKuen? I hear he’s impressive But only in a single-minded of … Continue reading Midweek Poems – Have you read the poet?

Top Tips for A Purposeful Life

Law 13 - Live with purpose: This chapter in T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can” is both summation of the previous principals and the most crucial of them all, without which no progress can be begun, much less be made. It’s thanks to this principle that I started blogging, pushing myself to clearly determine … Continue reading Top Tips for A Purposeful Life

Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project

Last Year, while reading “Gravitate 2 Gratitude", by Carolyn Flower, I started one of her prescribed exercises. This exercise was meant to help us recognize, in essence to become grateful for all we have. It focuses the mind on seeing reasons to be grateful by establishing a habit of gratitude. Like most habits it takes … Continue reading Odds & Ends – The Gratitude Project

Odds & Ends – Lately, I’ve… as of a year ago.

I came across this journal entry from about a year ago and want to share it with you. At the end I will comment on some things that have changed and been accomplished. Lately, I’ve been reading lots of books on confidence, motivation, success, achievement, accomplishment, accountability, etc, etc, etc… Now it’s time to start … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Lately, I’ve… as of a year ago.

Odds & Ends – Conflict & Choice

A few months ago, I wrote the following notes in my journal and I wanted to share them with you. Partly, because of how much my writing style has changed, and partly because it was interesting to reflect on growth. Finally, because I now feel that conflict doesn't need to be a scary part of … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Conflict & Choice

Odds & Ends – Where Was I, now? Oh, right… Part Two

Distraction is what I thought I’d focus on today, but I learned something new and more resonating for myself… about Failure. I’ve often contemplated the affirmation: “There is no such thing as failure; there are only results”. I’ve used it as a mantra, but I don’t think I ever truly understood it, until now… maybe. … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Where Was I, now? Oh, right… Part Two

Odds & Ends – Got up, wrote out my ToDo list for today, then…. life started to happen.

Distractions: “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles "Woke up, fell out of bed Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup And looking up I noticed I was late Found my coat and grabbed my hat Made the bus in seconds flat Found my way upstairs and … Continue reading Odds & Ends – Got up, wrote out my ToDo list for today, then…. life started to happen.