No M.S.G.

MSG. If you’ve ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant, had a bag of potato chips, crackers, salad dressings, there’s a good chance that you’ve ingested MSG. MSG stands for Monosodium Glutamate, which is used as a flavour enhancer in many foods a.k.a. the thing that keeps you wanting more. According to an article by Dr. […]

The Quest of the West.

The West. The Best of the West. The Quest of the West. I’ve lived in the West(ern) part of the world for all of my life. I was born here. I was raised here. I’ve grown up here. I even went to a University called Western. Throughout the years, especially more recently, I’ve started to notice something […]

3 Letter Powerhouse.

It’s a three letter word that holds so much power, promise, and potential. It’s comparable to a bridge, an ‘x’ factor, and glue. It takes two things and puts it together. It requires thought, (often times) creativity, and a “Hell-Yes” attitude to stay committed and make it happen. AND is that powerful. According to Merriam-Webster […]

Unwrap every obstacle, expose every opportunity.

It’s blooming season. Lots of exciting things are taking place on the Playground of Connoisseurs of Life and many of them stemmed from an obstacle, inconvenience, or something that didn’t go as planned/expected. I encourage all of you to embrace obstacles and inconveniences as they are just opportunities (many times AMAZING opportunities) in disguise. 1. […]

Learning from an 8 Year-Old…

“Take a chance on me”  -Jasmine & Stokes  A couple of years ago, Drew and I watched a compelling Canadian documentary (featured at the Hot Docs festival) called “Listen to This.” The documentary followed the lives of several inner city kids enrolled in an after school music program “Evolving Through the Arts” ( We were […]

This is NOT ok.

Ladies & Gents, This is NOT ok. And by THIS, I am referring to bullying. Bullying of any sorts is NOT ok. Putting others down through words and/or actions in attempts to gain power and have control is NOT ok. For some of you out there, you may think that bullying is just child’s play. […]

To-[insert verb] List

Over the past couple of weeks, the notion of to-do lists has come up several times. It seems that many (more so than not) keep some form of to-do list. Why? Some reasons I’ve heard: -”I like checking off things.” -”It helps keep me organized” -”I feel like I’ve accomplished something” While thinking of these […]