Find Community

Lesson 7: Find Community As a husband and father, a healthcare professional, and a man living with Parkinson’s, take it from me: we all need to ask for help sometimes. And that’s a good thing. Many a Parkinson’s fighter is drawn to isolation, just as many people...

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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Live Your Best

How do I go about summing up the Live Your Best concept? I never want the conversation to sound trite, or dismissive of the very real struggles we face; I never want to sound as though I’m saying that if we just try a little harder it will be all right. The fact is...

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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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To Be Seen

It's that time of year where my wife gets celebrated and cheated all at the same time. Her birthday is next door to Valentines and despite my best intentions over the years she's almost always lost out on the latter. In truth, I don't think she's ever really...

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