50 Days Without Alcohol

50 Days Without Alcohol
I’m in unchartered territory, here. 50 days without alcohol is something I never thought I’d do. Not because of the difficulty, or length of time – just because I’ve never felt the need to give up alcohol. In social settings, I like drinking. It’s never been a habit I’ve wanted to give up. However, roughly ...

My 2018 Bucket List (A Work In Progress)

My 2018 Bucket List (A Work In Progress)
The year has almost come and gone, and I’m finding myself inspired to start early on my 2018 bucket list. The past year has been extremely successful for me – I’ve managed to knock off two terrible habits that were greatly affecting my life, traveled extensively, and have achieved a lot on a professional level. ...

I’m Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

28. November 2017 Thoughts, Travel 0
I’m Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
I have always been a traveler. When I was eight years old, my parents decided to take me from my grade two class in White Rock, British Columbia to one of the most beautiful and difficult to get to places in the world – South Africa. We toured gold mines, went on Safari and saw ...

Anders Ericsson and the Notion of Deliberate Practice

12. June 2017 Learning 0
Anders Ericsson and the Notion of Deliberate Practice
One of the best books I read last year was “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson. If you haven’t heard of it, you still may be familiar with Ericsson’s work. Malcolm Gladwell famously credits his notion of the 10,000-hour rule to Ericsson, though it is not described by Gladwell in a ...

India – Day 14, Jodhpur to Delhi

05. June 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 14, Jodhpur to Delhi
Today was our last day in India, for all intents and purposes. I woke up at 5 AM to watch the sun come up from the rooftop of our hotel room in Jodhpur, and reflect on the trip a bit. I’ve gained a ton of perspective from India, and am reinvigorated to travel more. It ...

India – Day 13, Jodhpur 

05. June 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 13, Jodhpur 
Today we spent the day in Jodhpur. We slept in until 830AM and had breakfast at our hotel, Singhvi’s Haveli. I had an omelet and Amanda had French toast, with Masala Chai of course. After lounging around in the breakfast area on the comfy floor cushions, we got ready and headed out into the city. ...

Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook #4 – Carrot Cake

05. June 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook #4 – Carrot Cake
(post was written by Amanda) Justin’s mom (Jackie) is a fabulous cook. A few years ago she put together this amazing cookbook for the boys (Justin has four brothers), but since Justin doesn’t like recipes and gets creative with his cooking, I use Jackie’s recipes more than he does. On Sunday I decided to try ...

India – Day 12, Goa to Jodhpur

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 12, Goa to Jodhpur
Today we caught an early flight from Goa to Mumbai, then from Mumbai to Jodhpur after a short layover. Jodhpur is a really cool city – it has a mix of historic forts and busy streets that make it feel very alive. Our hotel was only three miles from the airport but took half an ...

India – Day 11, Goa

06. May 2017 Travel 0
India – Day 11, Goa
Today was relaxing. We had breakfast around ten, then headed to the beach for another day of sun. It was hot, and we took quite a few photos with the go pro to document Goa a bit better. After our time at the beach we headed to the pool. Again it was empty. I think ...