Learning seems easy, but it’s harder than you think

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Self Help, Subjectivity

Learning is fun. It’s one of my core beliefs that the meaning of life is to learn from the human experience and to share those experiences with others. In fact, it’s part of my personal mission statement. As I grow older, I’ve come to appreciate the accessibility of today’s world. It’s amazing how easy I can learn about anything I want. No matter what it is, there are infinite possibilities available

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The Joys of Mowing the Lawn

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Subjectivity

Once again, it’s May in Maine. The snow is nowhere in sight, the days are getting longer, and the weather is warming. It’s a great feeling as green leaves and grass make their annual appearance. Consequently, this means the chore of mowing the lawn is part of my weekly ritual until late October. A grueling two and a half hour process of pushing the lawnmower around, while the afternoon sun beams

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Health: The Number One Priority

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Self Help, Subjectivity

What is health? Is it well-defined muscles? An athlete? How about a vegetarian or vegan? The idea of healthy living goes beyond the notion of eating right and exercising regularly. It’s not only about the physical self, it also includes mental and spiritual well-being. Being healthy is a lot of work. It requires daily practice and mindful thinking. Additionally, achieving a healthy lifestyle means discovering what works best through trial and error.

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A Personal Mission Statement

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Self Help, Subjectivity

A mission statement describes the purpose of an organization, and why it exists. More specifically, it answers three important questions. WHO the organization serves, WHAT kind of things it does, and HOW it does it. Every organization should have a mission statement. Not only to define itself, but serve as the basis for creating and managing an effective business plan. Additionally, it keeps the organization focused on its purpose and objectives. Once

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Core Beliefs and Personal Values

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Health, Subjectivity

In my forever quest to improve and understand myself at the deepest level, I’ve been contemplating why I think and do the things I do. At a high level, there are patterns to my reactions, decisions, and behaviors. Some would say this makes me predictable. Although, it seems we are all a little predictable. In truth, we live according to a set of codes and guidelines that are our core beliefs

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Single-Tasking, Yes. Multitasking, No.

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

Multitasking is balancing one or more action at the same time. Everyone multitasks, and thinks they’re good at it. In fact, people tell me they’re better than most at multitasking. In truth, people are bad at multitasking, and technology drags us into this myth even further. Now is the time to practice single-tasking. Multitasking vs. Single-Tasking The reality is people can’t effectively do multiple tasks at the same time. As humans,

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What Coffee has taught me about Moderation

Marc Bilodeau/ Health, Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’d like to think that most people have heard the expression “Everything in Moderation”, or some similar variation. Interestingly enough, the original saying “Moderation in all things” was said by the Roman Comic Dramatist Publius Terentius Afer in the second century BC. Humanity has been saying it ever since in one way, shape, or form. Yet, what does it really mean? Officially, it is the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior. That

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My Google Pixel XL is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

The Google Pixel XL is the third smartphone to be my primary PC quite by happenstance. After updating to the August Security Patch, my Google Nexus 6P fell victim to the boot loop issue. This is when the Google Nexus 6P boots, but never gets past the Google Logo. The Android boot animation doesn’t shows up, and then the smartphone reboots. So, my Google Nexus 6P was rendered useless. There are unofficial

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The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

Marc Bilodeau/ Bucket List, Subjectivity

I like anything about space and astronomy. Stargazing, telescopes, comets, and meteor showers always pique my interest. Although I’ve seen a lot of the night sky, the one event that I’ve been waiting to experience is a total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse within the United States was in 1979. Needless to say, the chances to see such a sight are rare. As a complex and scientifically calculated trajectory would

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Audit the Day

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’ve watched it a thousand times. Another day winding down as the sun sets. Each day, I embark on life with dreams, goals, and a list of TO-DOs. Yet, there is so much to do and too little time to do it. I use to think like this until I reached a breaking point. A point where I had to make changes and figure out why there was always so much

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