This is going to be fun!

This is going to be fun!

And so it begins… 30 days of yoga. 30 days of meditation. 60 days of (forcibly) not taking myself so seriously, while getting serious about accountability, financial literacy, health, and what lies ahead. Permanently getting back to basics by listening to my...
Congratulations on your 5th Lung-a-versary Mom!

Congratulations on your 5th Lung-a-versary Mom!

This week marks the 5th Anniversary of my Mom’s double lung transplant. So first and foremost, I would like to give thanks to the person who was brave enough to sign up to become and organ donor. Without your foresight and selflessness, my Mom would not have...
Happy Father’s Day Papa!

Happy Father’s Day Papa!

Dennis Weir I know this post may come a day later than intended, but it is no less heart felt and honest. Dad, THANK YOU! Thank you for showing Dan and I what it means to be men. Thank you for taking the time and effort to teach us the hard lessons in life, even when...
Send Carol to South Africa

Send Carol to South Africa

It is my Mom Carol’s dream to travel to Durban, South Africa this summer to participate in the World Transplant Games and I desperately want to help her achieve that dream. For Christmas my sister and I gave her 4,000+ Air Miles points to help her with the...
Become an Organ Donor

Become an Organ Donor

Organ and tissue donation is one of the few opportunities we have to truly give “The Gift of Life”. You can read my Mom’s story HERE Why become an organ donor? Organ and tissue transplantation is a modern medical miracle, through which thousands of lives have...
Pride.

Pride.

For a small few of the Canadian population that consider ourselves devote soccer supporters, today is a big day. The day our soccer federation turns 100 years old. Today is also a friendly between us and them (USA). More importantly however, this is an important pre...
A call for help

A call for help

I am sending out a call to you to ask for your help. This summer I am working on organizing the inagural year of a charity fundraising relay run to end kids cancer. We are very much in need of volunteers to help us with running these events, so I am calling out to...

Some good advice.

Read this…I mean REALLY read this. “If the universe brings you to it, it will bring you through it.” There’s some mighty fine advice in these words, even if you’re not superstitious. Please make sure to pass this on. ONE.  Give people...

Please donate…

In 2008-2009 my Mom contracted a rare condition simply called organizing pneumonia while overseas. After a month in a drug induced coma, almost 3 years of living on supplemental oxygen not being able to care for her self (and coming VERY close to loosing her battle)...

It’s a matter of perception.

In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3...

I need your help.

If you know me well, you know of my passion for cycling. You know how often I bike and how important this has become in my life. But now it has become even more significant. Last year I discovered that riding my bike could not only be my way of staying healthy and...

You’ve Got Two Choices

WHILE YOU READ THIS LET IT REALLY SINK IN… …THEN CHOOSE . John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, ‘If I were any...

This is the beginning of something….

I have a new project that I am creating which I will share more about when the time is right. However I would like to share one of my inspirations for creating this project. After you’ve watched this, please comment. I would very much like to know your thoughts....

2009 in Review

Hello All, I hope the Christmas season left you with tons of fantastic memories that made you smile, brought warmth to your heart, or made you laugh allot. My Christmas left me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. So as I usually do between Christmas and NYE, I...

Taking Out the Trash

Here is an excerpt from a daily email that I get from Garrett Gunderson’s Power Hour program.  It was something that came up in my life very recently, so I thought it was too good not to pass on. Do you or someone you’re close to have a habit of...

Mom’s Progress

Hello all, Just a quick note to bring you up to speed on my Mom’s progress. Four weeks ago my Mom was released from the rehab hospital after her lung transplant in June. So that is very good news! Just before that I decided to come back to Ontario for a couple...

Thank You Gwyneth!

Yes I do mean Gwyneth Paltrow. What reason would I have to thank such an auspicious and popular woman? I am thankful for her love and support of her partner Chris Martin. Without her support, love, and acceptance of Chris’s situation, role, and his gift. We...

The Human Experience

For some time now I have been contemplating many deep questions and topics. One of the grandest ofthem is how an individual (such as myself) views ones self in relation to others and the world around us. Moreover how can one person create a positive and lasting impact...

A Direct Experience

A direct experience. I had another one this morning. What is it? Well I can’t really put it into words. I can however tell you the circumstances leading up to it and my thoughts afterward. It happened this morning while riding the subway in Toronto. But it was...

Only thing left to do is pedal.

THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU! With your help I reached 80% my goal of raising $5,000 in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. This money is going directly towards the fight to end this disease. If you have a moment watch this video that...

This is why we ride.

Please take a moment and watch this video that was shot last weekend at the BC Ride. It was truly moving. This IS why we ride. Chad R.I.P. Finn, Pam, and all those who have died because of this disease. Livestrong Logan, Greg, Brett… To the rest of us…...

Home Stretch… to the beginning

Do you remember when I first posted that I’d committed to raising $5,000 and riding over 200 kilometres for The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation? Well the ride is less than 24 hours away and I am actually getting pretty nervous....

Cycling to Conquer Cancer- Two Days to Go!

Hi All, When you truly love something, it makes it a whole lot easier to practice. But I have to admit that even though I am passionate about cycling, training for an over 200 kilometre ride is a tough call. But I am determined to see this through. I really want to be...

One Week To Go

As many of you already know in just a few short days from now I will be participating in a major 2-day cycling event called The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. In just a week from today I will be cycling over 200 kilometers along the...

My Attempt to Conquer… Myself

I recently made a series of self discoveries. One of which was my lack of putting my self out there these past few years. Not like that! I meant really committing to doing something for the betterment of our world, for others. The first step was swallowing my pride...

Hello world!

For a long time now I have struggled with the notion of having my own blog. Actually I have questioned the validity of blogging in general. “Who the hell wants to listen to someone blather on about them selves in meaningless rants. God those people are SO self...