My bucket list

I have been debating whether to publish a bucket list. For all who don’t know, a bucket list is a checklist of new experiences that a person wishes to have in his or her lifetime. I have always thought that only elderly people and terminally ill patients compose bucket lists. After all, the notion of …

Steering a parked car

No, you cannot steer a parked car. Nobody can, not even the Almighty. Yet, we sometimes try it in real-life situations. We park our life, waiting for a spark, a eureka moment that never seems to come. When we were younger, we might not know what we wanted to do with our lives. There were …

Connecting with people

My college buddy, Edward, lives in Tennessee, USA, 4,000 kilometres (or 2,500 miles) away from I live in British Columbia, Canada. He sends an annual Christmas newsletter to stay in touch. Chris Crowley, in his New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year, devotes an entire chapter on connecting and committing. Exercise may give you longevity …

Anger

I’ve always thought that only celebrities have anger management issues, especially when they are being hounded by paparazzi. For me, I’ve been taught that anger is negative, wrong, and to be avoided at all cost. I tend to deny, rationalize, and internalize anger. My view of anger took a sharp turn after reading The Artist’s …