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CBC Tapestry: How To DIY Your Kids Spirituality

I’m always looking for data based ways to provide my three boys with more tools to (hopefully) both help their mental wellness and their  ability to live mindful lives.

Never an easy task but often especially challenging  since we are doing it without the structure of organized religion – so it was great to have the chance to chat with Ali Hassan about his own experiences on this similar journey.

This piece first ran Sunday July 27, 2017 on CBC Tapestry. Read more…

How Parents Can Raise Empathetic Leaders In Trump’s America

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This piece was first published in Fast Company on November 18, 2016.

I’ve never been able to sit through a full episode of The Apprentice. President-Elect Donald Trump’s management and communication style flashes me back to my own three-month stint working with a boss like that.

It gives me an instant migraine.

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This Business Trip: Curate a Deliberate Reading List

Shamelessly using a picture of an article I wrote.

Shamelessly using a picture of an article I wrote.

This Business Trip is a regular column that looks at how small changes can help you better optimize your business travel time.

This article was first published in Billy. 

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Here’s How “Metric Parenting” Can Help Relieve Working-Parent Guilt

Art with & by Boy 1.

Art with & by Boy 1.

“We track our fitness goals, nutritional intake and spending but few of us track our parenting activities in quite the same way.” Here’s why we should. 

This article was first published in Fast Company on March 9, 2016.

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Should We Teach Kids To Monetize Their Passions?

My secret passion: making trail mix...possible business?

My secret passion: making trail mix…possible business?

At least 70% of people I know are thinking, talking or wishing they could make real (leave their day-job) type money from their passion projects – leading me to believe that teaching kids to cultivate a mindset that finds unexpected ways to monetize their ideas – should help better set them up to live life on their terms.   This article was first published in Fast Company on January 2, 2016.
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