Spencer Richard

Category - Thoughts

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What I’m Afraid Of

Lately things have felt different for me in my life. I think I’m struggling with depression again, as if depression were some kind of compulsion beyond my control. The truth is that people feel down sometimes and that’s normal. I am...

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Adopt the Challenge Mindset

Ever heard of a game called SuperBetter? Game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal is the esteemed inventor of SuperBetter, a game she made at first to help her deal with suicidal ideation after an unfortunate bout of post-concussion...

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Thankful

I have lots to be thankful for this year. This last weekend was, besides Canadian Thanksgiving, the weekend of my daughter’s first birthday, and mine and my wife’s 2nd anniversary. On top of those wonderful things, my Kickstarter...

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That Horrible Word: Busy

The age old dilemma is summarized best with these simple words: “What do I do now?” Lately I’ve been very busy with work and family but I feel this nagging sensation that being busy  is about as noble as it sounds...

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The Good Soldier

The older I get the more I understand that truth tends to be better shown than spoken, though it goes without saying that words still have their place. The power of action is greater than words. For instance, recently a man talked my ear off...

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Motivation as Lover

Motivation is hard for some people. Some folks struggle to get out of bed in the morning let alone get their kids to daycare, go to work, work through their lunch-break in order to meet with a tough client, pick the kids up on the way home...

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Self-Improvement?

Photo credit: Rachel Yan Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books focused on self-improvement. It’s put me in this odd state of being where I go about life as I normally do but find myself caught in deep contemplation without...