A GOOD LIFE

A GOOD LIFE

A GOOD LIFE Playing professional hockey for over 20 years has taught me a lot about the relationship between my emotions and living well. As a young man I traveled to different countries and changed environments often. From one day to another I would be living in...
Vulnerability can be an opportunity!

Vulnerability can be an opportunity!

We can spend a lifetime never truly understanding what we want and need out of life. Men have been conditioned to not show vulnerability; the result is we fail to inspire the people around us. We have difficulty creating an environment of love and support. We hide our...
Pain can be transformed

Pain can be transformed

What I have come to understand with experience is everything in life has an opposite. Dark has light, hot has cold, introvert has extrovert and anxiety has serenity for possibility. Our society is fixated on labeling them good or bad, instead we could, like the...

Uncovering the real you

A few years ago my ex-wife asked me to leave the house or she would. Our marriage had been struggling and I recall at that moment feeling betrayed, hurt and angry. I was approaching an age where I could no longer make a living playing hockey, we have three beautiful...
Inner child

Inner child

I recently went to an indoor trampoline playground with my children. We spent several hours jumping on trampolines. I attempted to do somersaults while landing in a pile of big foam cubes, pretty hard thing to learn at the age of 47! My son can already do somersaults...
Choose growth instead of playing it safe!

Choose growth instead of playing it safe!

A few weeks ago, I took over as head coach of a professional hockey team in the playoffs. The team had already lost their first two games in a best of seven series when I arrived. Whoever wins 4 games moves on to the next series, the other team is eliminated and their...