Behind the Smile: The Dark Side of Fame and Fortune

This week has been a difficult one with the deaths of two notable public figures: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and travel aficionado Anthony Bourdain. It has been reported that both succumbed to suicide. These stories are just a couple of examples of the dark and disturbing reality that surrounds us and yet … More Behind the Smile: The Dark Side of Fame and Fortune

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Toronto: Rising Above the Cruelty

Yesterday’s events in Toronto have once again acted as a reminder of the fragility of life. Toronto – the great city that it is – was marred by such a senseless act of violence. A van callously ran down innocent bystanders near a busy intersection as they went about their day. It happened in broad … More Toronto: Rising Above the Cruelty

PyeongChang 2018 – And the Games Have Begun

It’s that time of the year again. 2900 Athletes from 92 countries are competing in this year’s winter olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. So I’ve got to admit that I’m not a crazy winter olympics fan – I do enjoy watching skating, skiing and luge, but if I had to choose, I would much prefer … More PyeongChang 2018 – And the Games Have Begun

“But Dad, I Made It.” Turning Turmoil into Triumph: The Remarkable Story of Travis Roy

The other day I came across a profound story of courage, perseverance, and strength in the wake of immense adversity. We’ve seen this happen many times before – something dramatic happens in our lives and it changes us forever. But what really makes a difference is how you handle a situation when life deals you … More “But Dad, I Made It.” Turning Turmoil into Triumph: The Remarkable Story of Travis Roy

Kindness Has No Boundaries

Today, I woke up to the unfortunate news of yet another tragedy – this time in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on a large outdoor crowd killings dozens and wounding several others. The senseless violence is simply inexplainable – I am always at a loss for words as to why these things happen. However, … More Kindness Has No Boundaries