Category Archives: Life

Children and nutrition

As I hinted in my previous post, I started reading a great book called French Kids Eat Everything and Yours Can Too.  It is the story of a Canadian woman, Karen Le Billon who moved her young family to her husband’s hometown in northern France for a year.  I am predisposed to like this book… Continue Reading

Basics of nutrition

Going over the basics of nutrition is a good starting point for us.  There are a lot of exciting ideas in my head for future posts like omega-3 fatty acids and how to get your kids to eat everything like French kids do.  But for now, I will offer you some basics of nutrition on… Continue Reading

The Purpose and the Pessimism of No

No. It’s amazing how this simple two-letter word has spawned so many articles, studies and blog posts. How do you feel when you hear or read those two letters? Should we say NO more often, or less often – to our kids, to our boss, to our customers, to the never-ending stream of information available… Continue Reading

Can a Personality Quiz Change Your Life?

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955 Have you ever taken an online personality quiz? There are all kinds out there. My… Continue Reading

Myth Posts and the Lost Art of Debate

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842 Who doesn’t love a good myth post? They seem to be everywhere, and guaranteed to elicit clicks galore. The minute you see a title like “10 Myths about . . .”, on financial blogs and you are compelled… Continue Reading