Labour Day 1988

It was Labour Day, September 5th 1988. My friend Craig and I were spreading our sleeping bags in the tent. My father was outside searching for kindling with a flashlight. I could hear twigs snapping. It was our tenth year of canoeing into Algonquin Park. Different people had joined us…

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Is It Possible to Hack Your Productivity?

We all want to be more productive. That’s a given. But sometimes, it feels like our best efforts are for naught. We try one technique after another, but we can’t seem to get into the groove. If this sounds like you, don’t worry — you’re not alone! Fortunately, there are…

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Better Parenting

Becoming a parent is a life changing moment, it’s something you have thought about all your life but can’t fully prepare for. My parents always told me that “One day when you become a parent, you’ll finally understand.” I had an idea of what they meant but… they were right,…

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Sweet Street Love (2022)

Almost a decade ago, I wrote about a street person who because his dog wasn’t welcome in soup kitchens or overnight shelters, would forgo eating and a secure night’s sleep. But, he was happy to do so. Happy?! Think about that for a moment. How many of us can endure…

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4 Tips for Improving Your Health this Year

It’s the beginning of a new year, and we all know what that means: it’s time for resolutions. One of the most common resolutions that people make is to become healthier. Unfortunately, many of them fail. This is because they don’t actually take steps to help them achieve their goals.…

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Aging in a Social Media Era

We all grow old. Some people do it with a lot of grace, and others try to fight it with products and procedures. But, it’s a fact of life that you’re aging every day. What’s interesting about aging is that even though it happens to everyone, there are so many…

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