The Power of Your Story

  There is nothing more powerful, or as sacred as your story.  Have you ever shared your story? If not, what’s holding you back? For me, it was fear. Fear of being judged. Fear of being vulnerable. That list could go on and on. But then I took a risk, and what I soon saw unfold in front of me became greater than anything I could ever have imagined. If you have a moment, please watch the video above. I would love to hear if you can relate. Keep talking my friends. There is no greater tool than your voice.

Fundraiser for Men's Camping Trip

My friend, Tommy Laplante, identified a need in the community, and created a program to match that need. Tommy understands the value of land-based healing, and will be taking men camping and fishing. This initiative is taking place through the Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. The purpose of this outing is to promote comradery and leadership development for this group of men that frequent their facility. Considering that Saskatoon has some of the highest HIV rates in the country, campers will also receive education on HIV and addiction. There in no funding for this program and this is where…

Perspective is Everything. What Do You See?

What do you see when you look at this image? When I show this to an audience, many reply with the same automatic response: A black dot. I then attempt to make a joke and say something like, “If you see a clown’s face we need to talk.” But why is it that the majority of individuals focus their attention on the black dot opposed to all of the white surrounding it? Think about the media for a moment. The media tends to focus primarily on this black dot, and reports the world through a dark lens. Stories are discussed…

How Do You Respond to Life's Challenges?

What would you do if you woke up in a room that was completely dark? I mean the type of darkness where you can’t even see your own hand in front of your face. Do you sit there motionless? Do you scream for help? Or, do you get up and search for a way out? I believe that your response is a reflection of how you react when life throws you a challenge. When life knocks you down, do you sit there like a victim stating, “life is not fair” or “why me?” Or, do you use your voice in…

Stop Giving Your Power Away for Free

Have you ever prayed for someone to be sick or absent from your place of work, classroom, or even family function? If your prayers were answered you likely thanked God for this incredible gift, and finally felt as though you were able to truly enjoy your day. Unfortunately, their absence will be short-lived, and in no time you will once again have to deal with them. Their very presence might even have the ability to overshadow any good throughout your day. You likely blame them for your bad day, and like a swift moving poison, your frustration and anger spills…

The 6 Words that Saved My Life

Shame is toxic, and it damn near killed me. After being silent for so many years, it is time to put a voice to my own pain and healing from sexual abuse. I spoke about this in a recent blog “The 2 Most Powerful Words: Me Too” However, rather than write more about this, I am posting this video. No matter what you are going through in life, please just know that you are not alone.