#4 One Fear A Day – The Fear Of Making BIG Decisions

One Fear A Day - Decisions

One of the things I joke about with my Japanese friends is how I find some Japanese to be yujufudan (優柔不断) or indecisive, to which they all wholeheartedly agree.  It could be out of their innate politeness, but whenever I ask questions such as “What do you want to eat?”,  “What do you want to do after?”, “What time do you want to meet?”, etc.,  I usually get back some form of “I don’t know” or “whatever you want” as the reply.

And that’s only for the small things.  You can imagine the headaches [Read More…]

Cape Breton Walkaway

#1 One Fear A Day – Fear Of The Unknown

Today, I'm going to start a sub-series on my website entitled "One Fear A Day".  Over the course of the past few years, I've written a number of heartfelt posts on risingbean, and I am deeply, deeply grateful for all you who have followed me, offered feedback, … [Read More...]

Sunscreen Song Japanese

The Sunscreen Song (Japanese Version)

  Dear Friends, After a lot of hard work, I'm pleased to release The Sunscreen Song in Japanese along with a new, inspirational video. I hope it inspires a nation. Please, please share the video if it inspires you!  It's got much, much more footage … [Read More...]

Yosemite Grove

10 Ways To Bring You Back To Today

At this moment, other than reading my blog, where is your mind?  Bored at work?  Fantasizing about a new purchase?  Stewing over an argument still?  Worrying about debt?  Thinking about how awesome life was a few years ago?  Upset at something that's happened … [Read More...]

Salt Flats Eating

The World’s Strangest Food I’ve Encountered

What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten? Someone asked me this recently, and I immediately described a strange dish I once had in Peru.  Then another interesting meal popped in my head, and before I knew it, the floodgates had opened, and I had to … [Read More...]

Milton Office Space Baby

Don’t Let Unlived Dreams Become Nightmares

I only have two recurring dreams, and unfortunately, they're actually nightmares.   No creepy ghosts.  No falling to my death.  No walking in public naked.  Just two past real life situations stuck on a torturous replay loop. I wish I could tell you, that … [Read More...]

Tree reflection near rideau locks.

A Couple Of Mini Adventures In Ontario (Video)

I've been on a work tear recently coming up with a hot new Club Dance program, but I finally released it, and decided to take a few days randomly roaming around small towns in Ontario.  Being in nature and outdoors really frees my creative spirit, and upon … [Read More...]