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WHAT IS NEXT BOOK

The new book, ‘What is Next’ is now available on Amazon What is Next: Lacrosse and Life Lessons | struggle, hustle and succeeding on purpose

My Worst Nightmare

In my opinion, one of the worst, day wrecking, gut wrenching, vomit inducing, mental breaking, nightmare of the epic proportions, is spilling my coffee. Just the mere thought of it has my skin crawling and begins to produce a visceral reaction that makes me eerily uncomfortable. knowing sips from the Heaven’s above will never be … Continue reading My Worst Nightmare

Trampolines

Many moons ago I worked at a summer camp in Cavan Ontario. Maple Creek Ranch was one of Ontario’s premier summer camps for kids ranging from youngsters to teens. I was first a camper each summer, but as I grew older and my dad being the first aid man on staff, I reached staff designation … Continue reading Trampolines

Going for a spin

Driving by the Peterborough Exhibition after work today conjured up memories of a time I would prefer to let go from my vast collection of childhood stories.  The contraption of certain horror that caught my attention was the spiraling death trap with lights that starts horizontal than proceeds to propel itself in a vertical fashion … Continue reading Going for a spin

Wisdom to Understand

Proverbs 4:7 (KJV) The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Other translations: 7 Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do! And with your wisdom, develop common sense and good judgment. (TLB) Understanding seems to be somewhat hard to attain.  Wisdom and knowledge can be quite elusive … Continue reading Wisdom to Understand

Raging Water

Today was a tough day… the reality of a broken relationship, questioning all my past and current choices, the hurt of misunderstanding, the feeling of shame, the weight of my family’s future and the constant barrage of self sabotaging negative dialogue is raging a war inside my head.  My heart aches, and my body hurts.  … Continue reading Raging Water

Open Hands

one of the most obvious life lessons I have had the (unfortunate) pleasure of learning over the past few years, is the life is not in my control.  As much as I can try and take control of things and try to steer situations, outcomes, even people in a direction that I feel they should … Continue reading Open Hands

The Good Doctor

To be able to pen words of wisdom and enlightenment, with an inspirational depth unattainable by another human while being consistent and concise with cadence and and incredible advice… is a dream that one day I wish to realize. I will never be as eloquent and precise as one of my all all time favorite … Continue reading The Good Doctor

Social Loneliness

According to my social media reach, my popularity and friendships are extensive…I couldn’t begin to tell you just how many “friends” or “followers” I have on all the various platforms I visit daily. This is rather unfortunate and somewhat meaningless to my actual social reality. Running a business has prompted the unfortunate necessity for an … Continue reading Social Loneliness

Shadows and Worry

These past few months have not ceased to amaze me… Even though I’ve learned a lot about myself, I’m still struggling to understand, process and implement all the things I need in order to be a better version of me.  And to be honest, I think part of the reason why is fear.  Fear of … Continue reading Shadows and Worry

In the Journey

“In the Journey is where life is found…” This quote hit me pretty hard as the recent documentary ’25in24′ came to an end.  It still amazes me how one line in a film or song can have such a huge impact.  I suppose it may have to do with my days lately and how they … Continue reading In the Journey

Hands and Heart

One of the ways to my heart is through my hands.  There is nothing more fulfilling and surprisingly calming for me then when my children reach out to hold my hand.  There is something about feeling the love, warmth and innocence of a child you love with everything you are, grasping your hand so tight.  … Continue reading Hands and Heart

In the Waiting…

It’s quite difficult to follow a post like my last one (Sticks & Stones…), but I was awake all night last night trying to calm my soul a little.  I received a much deeper response to it then I truly anticipated.  Hearing that so many others have suffered or are suffering through their own struggles … Continue reading In the Waiting…

my mosiac mug…

life is fragile. have you ever dropped your favorite caffeinated beverage containment unit? You know, the one you have your morning coffee with… daily?  That special mug that no matter how much you wash it, has that beautiful circumferential remnant stain providing a unique taste from years of glorious liquid that has seen you through … Continue reading my mosiac mug…

Queens & Fractions

In the stillness of the moment of her King being laid to rest, the voice of her coach cut through so clearly; “Never tip your King so quick…Focus on what you have. Do not be quick to tip your king, You must never surrender.” I watched this movie the other night and it took me … Continue reading Queens & Fractions

Time…

We can waste it, or make good use of it There can sometimes never be enough or sometimes simply too much To some, it is worth more than they have to give.  For others, it is a precious gift It can be spent wisely and used for those that are most important to us We … Continue reading Time…

your story…

“Your story isn’t finished yet”. this thought challenged me in a semi-sleepy-state the other night.  Most self-employed entrepreneurs can likely relate that sleep is a precious commodity that we rarely get to experience; even on a good day. Minds race, thoughts, visions, goals, lists etc, bombard our conscious and ricochet through our temples.  With millions … Continue reading your story…

air

its been a while since my last post and boy has life been interesting… not going to get into all the details, but it has been tough… I’ve already shared about the importance of breathing, and how life can make us forget that we are still alive, and just how much of a gift that … Continue reading air

Skinned Knees…

This summer my four year old son learned how to ride a two wheeler bike with no training wheels. super proud dad moment! I could write about his motivation, determination, tenacity and persistence which lead to conquering the art of the peddle driven recreational vehicle in less then two hours and how we can take … Continue reading Skinned Knees…

Breathe

A simple tattoo was all it took to remind me just  how important it is to “breathe”.  It was the only word inscribed with permanent ink in the sensitive skin of a wrist.    No words needed to be exchanged to experience one of those moments that will have a lasting impact on my current … Continue reading Breathe

Choices

     I don’t consider myself an expert in the sports injury or business field. There are plenty of world renown therapists, medical practitioners and business leaders that are years ahead of me. However, I am passionate about what I do, with a decade of experience starting and operating a small business. There have been several … Continue reading Choices

From the ground up…

Welcome to a new blog…  in an ever-changing, technologically advanced world that contains an absurd amount of words written by anyone from my fourth grade daughter to the most incredibly influential pop superstars and world leaders, why would anyone want to hear what I have to say?!? This is a question I have struggled with … Continue reading From the ground up…


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