My Secret to Success with Parkinson’s

There is a local pizza joint that at one time ran television commercials with the tag line, ‘It’s All About the Sauce’. The claim being that they had the corner on how to make a great pizza and the secret was their sauce. I remember the commercial spots primarily for...

My eTalk Interview: Parkinson’s, The Amazing Race, and Life

Between Parkinson's and the Amazing Race Canada, everything has changed for me. Recently, I was interviewed by eTalk about my diagnosis and the journey that followed. Despite Parkinson's, and because of it, many positive things happened in my life. Find out more by...

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2019 – It’s a great year so far!

Happy New Year! It was an incredible 2018! As I look back over the year I am amazed at all that has transpired. I had the opportunity to travel and speak in Nicaragua and Nepal, from Los Angeles to Louisiana and all across Canada. In addition to appearing on Canada’s...

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Accept Limits

Live Your Best Lesson 3: Accept Limits Contentment. The word alone can produce a ripple of frus­tration in my soul: I imagine a quiet peacefulness that’s at odds with what I often feel my life to be. I’ve known people who seem to inhabit that kind of space, and I’ve...

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Perseverance: On the Line Podcast Interview

Recently I was interviewed by Joseph Planta in the Podcast On the Line at TheCommentary.ca. Our discussion on the podcast ranges from my experience, to my book, and how I forged my own own path in the face of Parkinson's. You can listen to the full podcast on The...

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Understand the Nature of Luck

Live Your Best Lesson 2: Understand the Nature of Luck You just might get lucky—and that’s not being trite. During our race, Lady Luck showed up a number of times on our behalf. As I’ve said before, it’s those who stay in the race who so often seem to get lucky. I can...

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Let Go of the Happiness Myth

Live Your Best Lesson 1: Let Go of the Happiness Myth What’s the difference between happiness and joy? Happiness is an ice cream on a warm summer day. Joy is infinitely more than being made to feel good by our circumstances. I like this definition by Rick Warren—that...

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Pay Attention

Lesson 6: Pay Attention In lesson 5 I talked about taking advantage of good fortune when it comes our way.  Sometimes recognizing those gifts isn’t easy, which is why it’s so important to pay attention. To this day I still smile when I think of the edge we gained over...

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Take Every Advantage

Lesson 5: Take Every Advantage We do our best to set reasonable goals, but part of persever­ing is being ready when an unexpected opportunity turns up. Take the U-Turn. After we used it in the race many howled that we’d been poor sports. Not true. It’s a fair part of...

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