The posture nonsense is getting out of control. While preparing for a residency lecture this week, I came across an article on posture written by a physician. It was hard to contain my frustration.
“Sitting badly or standing in a slouched position stresses your lower back, weakening and damaging an intricate network of muscles, discs, and joints. And once you’ve damaged your back it’s hard to repair.” — Dr. Michael Mosley
This is a load of BS and has no research to support it. The article will cause harm, not help people. Ok, I’m still a little frustrated.
Isn’t it great to talk? Never has this sentiment been more relevant in our world than now.
The pandemic continues to remind even the most anti-social of us that, when it comes to sustenance, human interaction isn’t too far behind our need for food and water.
Before the global crisis hit, who would have thought we could become any freer with what and how much information we’re prepared to share with others?
Yet COVID did a sterling job of further blurring the line between what is private information and what makes for standard water cooler chit-chat.
When it comes to…
Once upon a time, I took my first step beyond my upbringing on a wheat farm 4 miles east of Foam Lake, a Saskatchewan town of 1000 people, and started on a journey towards the podium as an orchestra conductor, in a world that doesn’t have much of a tradition of women who come from farms in Saskatchewan. In fact, I can safely say that am the only woman conductor in the entire world that comes from a farm in Saskatchewan. …
I stopped speaking when I realized someone else was listening. I looked up at his face. He wasn’t creepy at all. In fact, his facial expression displayed a genuine curiosity.
“I’m sorry,” he smiled sheepishly when he realized he had been caught. “But I am really interested in hearing about the rest of your idea.”
“Really?!” I couldn’t hide my surprise. I was in a rock climbing gym explaining the idea behind my first ever article to a friend. Of course, there was a healthy dose of self-doubt peppered in.
Would anyone really want to read my writing? Sure, I…
Pressure makes diamonds. This is go time. Let’s do this, Michelle.
It was 3:15 am and I was mentally pumping myself up as I started to write my second article since opening my laptop around 2 a.m. My husband was sawing logs next to me in bed and my maniacal eyes glowed with ambition as the blue light of my laptop screen illuminated the otherwise dark room. This needs to get done.
Pressure makes diamonds. And in this situation, I had created my own pressure. I had put off something I needed to do until the last minute — I…
Working 72–76 hours per week is not rare, but working that amount of time and feeling balanced is quite rare.
In this article, I want to share with you the six principles I do every day to feel balanced.
This article is not to tell you to work more. It is for people who already have to work 70+ hours or who want to pursue this lifestyle and still find a work-life balance.
I know a handful of people across industries who work over 70 hours per week. Some of them suffer from lack of sleep, poor eating habits, constant…
Phishing is used to describe online messages that attempt to influence recipients with deceptive arguments that go against their best interests.
I usually consider myself an intelligent guy. Usually. Yet, no matter how street-smart we think we are, there are times when we get duped. Phishing scammers are getting more clever, and a lot of people fall for it. If we weren’t, scams wouldn’t be rampant. Unfortunately, we have to be our own IT department as the first line of defense against these jerks.
Listen to the intuitive voice in your head. You’ve likely heard this before, but if you’re…
The future of work is rapidly unfolding in front of us.
Transformation has been accelerating over the past decades, and the massive disruption of the global COVID-19 pandemic added a further boost to these changes.
From a rise in digitization and remote collaboration to an ever-increasing number of people entirely rethinking conventional employment and opting for more freedom and flexibility over higher salaries, traditional models are being challenged everywhere.
Personally, I have spent a large part of my professional career working on one of the major drivers behind transformation: artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The first reaction many people have…
Take a deep breath in. Exhale.
What’s happening in your body? Did your chest rise? Did your shoulders rise? What happened with your belly?
If you’re like most people, when you stop and take a deep breath, you’re likely not reaping all the benefits it has to offer (namely, reducing the stress response, which can improve mood and even immune function). That’s because you’re not actually harnessing all the space available in your lungs — and you aren’t activating the supportive musculature around your lungs that facilitates a deep connection to the abdominals, aka the powerhouse of the body.
I was fortunate enough to have a chat with the brilliant scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond (Dr. Stu). He is known for his work on having the best day possible. And his book, “Live Your Best Life: 219 Science-based Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine,” delves into 219 ways you can improve your life in a day.
Since meeting him, I’ve started sleeping better and being more productive. For the first time in my life, I can concentrate and get my work done in advance. Here are four of my favorite tips from Dr. Stu:
The biggest change to my life…
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