Illusions or Misconceptions

Can you relate? Is there more? These are just some of the following questions and statements I have had to listen to, defend myself from and even said myself. How about you? “You make you all that money you must be happy!” “You don’t deserve to get paid that much.” “I can’t believe you choose […]

Pain to Purpose

Hi! My name is Francisco, but everyone just calls me Fran, easier to spell and easier to say. I first started my FIFO journey back in 2010 when the local oil and gas economy in my hometown experienced a downturn so I looked north for work. I had a young family, at the time a […]

Under Pressure

“Pressure, pushin’ down on me Pressin’ down on you, no man ask forUnder pressure that burns a building down Splits a family in two, puts people on the streets” This song has been an earwig for me lately, I hear it and feel it. It’s on my mind, and it’s got me thinking about what […]

Enhancing Health & Wellness Initiatives to Include Financial Literacy

ALARMING STATISTIC ‍40% OF CANADIANS CONSIDER THEMSELVES FINANCIALLY UNWELL. ‍ ‍ Debt wreaks emotional havoc on our psyche. The financial strain affects all areas of performance. Among the adverse effects are low self-esteem and impaired cognitive functioning. This means you can’t learn, remember, be attentive or solve problems while you’re freaking out about money. Studies show […]

FOMO… FIFO Edition

What is FOMO? “Fear of missing out” The fear of missing out refers to the feeling or perception that others are having more fun, living better lives, or experiencing better things than you are.  FOMO is not just the sense that there might be better things that you could be doing at this moment, but […]

Asking for help, what others have to say…

What a hot button this is, I was on a zoom call this morning with a lady from Calgary who brings focus to mental health and what it all entails through local movements. Be sure to check out the Community Now magazine to learn more about our very own YYC heroes. We could spend hours talking about […]

Houston… we have a problem

Numbing, Sabotage and Entitlement – There’s always more to the story, this one just played out. How many times have we said this to ourselves?! I know I have done it lots!! As I age, it outnumbers my “Here, hold my beer!” statements (I am too old for those statements and I don’t drink enough […]