Personal Development

3 Lessons Learned From My First Marathon

3 Lessons Learned From My First Marathon

25 years ago on Sunday October 13, 1996 I ran my first marathon; The Royal Victoria Marathon in beautiful Victoria B.C. It was the culmination of many months of training and the realization of a dream I had held for many years. With so very few people ever finishing a...

Smile – The Power Of One Small Act

Smile – The Power Of One Small Act

This morning was a perfect morning for a run. With a big smile on my face I headed out the door. The sun was just making an appearance on the horizon and I could feel the warmth of another sunny summer day as I began my walking warm up. I’ve been a runner for many...

Happiness, Life’s Too Short For Anything Else!

Happiness, Life’s Too Short For Anything Else!

It all starts with a simple question! Are you happy? I was reflecting on a post about happiness that I wrote way back in 2012 called “Daddy Are You Happy?” after a powerful experience with my, then, 3 year old daughter. It got me focused, once again, on what a perfect...

Lifestyle Redesign – Is It Time You Live Differently?

Lifestyle Redesign – Is It Time You Live Differently?

Is it time for a lifestyle redesign? Read on and I will tell you why it might be time and how to go about it. First, think about this. Whenever you experience, or someone close to you experiences, a significant event in their lives and you watch it from up close...

Daddy Are You Happy

Daddy Are You Happy

It's the perfect question! I picked up Maya and she gently put her hands on my cheeks, looked very caringly into my eyes and asked “Daddy, are you happy?” Oh, the look of genuine compassion. I melted, smiled, then said yes sunshine, I am very happy. She’s done this on...