Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

I'm a big believer in expressing gratitude for the good things in your life. It's human nature to focus on things in our lives that we don't have or are just outside our grasp. In some ways that's a good thing, as wanting more is the first step towards achieving success. However, at a certain point you need to take stock of what you have and say, "While this shit ain't perfect it could sure as...

In Defense of Higher Learning

In Defense of Higher Learning

Check out the photo below. It was taken late one night (okay, maybe not late by NYC standards) at a speakeasy in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. In the photo is me, my wife, and our very good friend and fellow Canadian, Dr. Bryan Chung. Whenever I see this photo, the first thing I think isn’t “did you really just pay $18 for a cocktail?” but instead, “37 years.” As in, 37 years of post-secondary...

Meathead Meditation

Meathead Meditation

A few months ago, I basically doubled my training volume -- from about 5 hours a week to 10 hours -- doing a mixture of heavy lifting, higher volume hypertrophy work, and a lot of martial arts training. Adapting to the sudden increase in work was surprisingly easy, and I've even hit PRs in the squat and bench press. One thing that's been helpful is I've basically trimmed all the fat from my...

10 Things I Love About New York City

10 Things I Love About New York City

It’s Fall in New York City, and while the heat is still hanging around the humidity has officially left the building, making way for the best season to be in the Big Apple. It’s also the busiest. Holidays are over and students are everywhere, staking out coffee shops, parks, and dive bars in rowdy packs, seemingly unaware that a small yet essential part of college is occasionally attending a...