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50 Shades of Brown

Taking a look at Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee Disclaimer: The word “colour” in this post is spelt with a “U” because I am Canadian; this is how we (and every English-speaking…

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In the zone

Taking a look at Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi To experience flow is to be in the zone – that zone where everything else fades away and complete concentration is directed to what’s immediately at…

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Balancing the Scales

Personal blogs: I’m not a fan. These days a lot of people are posting everything online, but rarely anything of substance. It’s just adding to the noise. We tend to post indiscriminately, adding to our ever-growing online presence not realizing…

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An Olympic Summer

So begins another summer and another season. We’ve made the transition from our professional team environment to the Canadian national team. There was a week or less to spend with family and friends after returning from overseas and before…

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Away From It All

I took an extended break from social media this year. It was conscious choice, something that felt natural and needed. I was becoming weary of the selfie-culture and the habit of scrolling timelines. I stayed off of Twitter and…

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Transition Game

Hey everybody, It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you guys here at The Pro-File. My profound apologies. The end of season is always a crazy busy time no matter how you prepare for it. There are…

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Ebb & Flow

I’m the type of person who doesn’t particularly enjoy talking about my problems. I find that focusing on the negative tends to feed energy into that situation. Instead, I try to focus on the “bigger picture” and what I’m…

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Driving While Overseas: The Stick Shift

Looks pretty simple, right? Shift the car from gear to gear as you pick up speed and you’re good to go. WRONG. What seems simple in theory is completely different in practice. This year was the first time I’ve…

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A Little Re-Introduction & an Update

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, but I recently agreed to contribute to Ray Bala’s “The Pro-File” series on his site, so you’ll be getting plenty of new content. The posts will be available both…