Monthly Archives: April 2010

Do You Choose Your Emotions or Do They Choose You?

We are emotional creatures. We get happy, excited, sad, bored, angry and sometimes all of these at the same time.
Our emotions are usually at play in every moment of our lives. They are more powerful than we think and play a larger role in our lives than we like to admit. I am certain anyone…

Making Wishes

When I was younger I would blow out the candles on my birthday cake, and wish for an exotic car or to win the lottery. Now I wish for my family to be healthy and happy for another year (and try to catch my breath).


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

7 Days Without Grains

Last week I started my latest clean living experiment (A Vegan Take on the Paleo Diet), going without grains for 30 days. Now after 7 days, I have some observations to share.
1. My meals, especially at work, are simple things like cabbage or spinach salad with oil and balsamic vinegar, hummus and cut veggies (tomatoes,…

Teach Your Kids the Value of Earning and Saving Money

Teaching our children strong values and life skills are the best things we can so to set them up for life success. Lately we have been playing a great game with our kids that teaches them about money and the value of earning and saving.
Background – My almost 5 year old daughter wants to buy…

A Vegan Take on the Paleo Diet and My Latest Experiment in Clean Living

After stumbling across some online posts from folks who were raving about the Paleolithic diet, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and it led me to a new eating experiment for myself.
The Paleolithic diet, as its name suggests, is a eating regimen based on the presumed diet consumed during the Paleolithic…

My Adventure List

A conversation with a friend about bucket lists, put me in the mood to put together my own list of adventures, expeditions and milestones I want to experience before I die. I decided to create the list like I might have if I was ten years old so that I could keep track of some…

Where is Eliot?

Sorry for the slim posts lately. Some events in my company have kept me busy, a bit of travel, and a new clean living experiment. I have several new posts half written and will be sharing shortly. Namaste

No Limits Living

“If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.”
Price Pritchett
Taking a queue from Yanick Silver’s<a title=”Maverick Business Adventures” href=”” target=”_blank”> Maverick Business Adventures</a> I have put together my  list of adventures and expeditions. I will track the adventures I have completed and also add new adventures as I come across them.
<li><span style=”text-decoration: line-through;”>Bungee jump</span></li>

CrossFit Training

I am gearing up to switch my workouts to a cross training regime. Just have to finish my current strength building phase. These videos are my inspiration. Too much fun. Can’t wait to start!