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Gratitude

By momondays | Mar 21, 2018

​Today I am grateful for the inspiration to pen my thoughts. Being a visual artist, painting is my language for expressing my thoughts and experiences. So why try to speak in a different language? That’s where gratitude comes in. Today my heart is overflowing with JOY, and the only way to let it flow and…

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The Power of Serendipity

By momondays | Dec 17, 2017

After almost five decades of reading business how-to books, articles, on-line submissions and periodicals, one of the most significant points to resonate with me has come from Susan Scott’s great book on “Fierce Conversations”, published in 2002. In it, Scott suggests that we should approach every conversation of significance in our lives, as if it…

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The Economics of Happiness

By momondays | Nov 4, 2017

The idea behind my philosophy came from a point inside of me when I realized that at my core, my ultimate desire in life, is to help people realize they can be happy. They don’t need to accept things as how they are, or definite. They can instead take control over their outcomes, or play…

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Why I Run

By momondays | Oct 14, 2017

On October 23 I will be taking the stage at momondays Barrie and then again in Toronto on November 20. This will be momondays Number 5 and 6 for me. Four years ago if you would have told me I would be doing public speaking I would have laughed at you. But now I am…

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Treasure The Scars

By momondays | Oct 12, 2017

Three years ago on a quiet evening at home, I was assaulted. I was doused in petrol and set on fire, and when I managed to get to the shower and wash away the burning fuel, my head was then beaten in with a hammer. I survived but with massive injuries. Thirty-five percent of my…

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Why Magic Makes Me More

By momondays | Aug 28, 2017

Imagine seeing this on a dating website: “Seeking a man, preferably over 6 foot. Athletic build. I want him to be comfortable in telling me he is going to lie to me. I’m looking for that special someone who’s then going to blow me away with how good he is at lying to me. That…

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The Little Purple Cow Who Could – With the help of a Hula Hoop

By momondays | Jul 22, 2017

The worst day of my life up to this point was in 2007 when I met the doctors in an emergency department; the doctors looked at me as if they saw a ghost and I wished I was a ghost. I made a serious attempt to end my life and I was devastated about my…

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Following “The Calling”

By momondays | Jul 8, 2017

When I spoke to the “Man Upstairs”, “God”, “Universe” (call it what you want) 14 years ago, I had no idea what I was asking for. I wanted my life to mean something, I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to matter. I had no idea that my “dark night of the soul” was…

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Adversity Is The Mother Of Invention

By momondays | May 28, 2017

Adversity Is The Mother Of Invention I used to think “the truth” meant something ugly, an unwelcome adversity to be faced. Something shameful that we have denied about ourselves and the true nature of reality was harsh, judgmental and punitive. Through my experiences, I have come to know a far different meaning of Truth and…

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