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Confessions of the Pathologically Competitive

I am the worst kind of competitive.  You know, one of those people who doesn’t think she is competitive, who thinks she is a good enough person that she can turn it off when with family and small children, that is until somebody in the room yells “go”.  Then her true nature shows.  To... more

The Gift of My Notes

Thursday night I, along with six thousand other humans, went to see Oprah at the Rogers Centre in Vancouver.  Although she did not dance, and only sang a small verse to the hymn, I Surrender All, her humour, her candidness about her extraordinary life, kept her audience riveted for two... more

The Amazing Willpower Muscle

I love beginnings.  They are filled with promise and the unknown; it seems like anything can happen.  The New Year 2013 is a beginning, it is an entirely different year and so entirely different things can happen.  I could become better organized, punctual, and less prone to forgetting... more

Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria powered by GoodLife Fitness

A more glorious day for Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria powered by GoodLife Fitness could not have been chosen, blue skies, warm but not hot, a breathtakingly beautiful course.  Powered not only by GoodLife Fitness and by Ryder’s spectacular Giro D’italia win, the 1600 cyclists that... more

I Had It All

My girlfriend, who is a top executive in a Canadian bank, has two children, runs triathlons and manages to make time for her friends, said to a group of us a few years ago.  I have it all, and I want to get rid of some of it!  She ran her life like a military mission, and she was truly... more

The Hundred Day Challenge Started on Day 74

My girlfriend Jane Roos is one of the most vibrant, creative, and dynamic people I know.  She started the Can Fund which raises money for Canada's Amateur athletes.  Jane has raised millions of dollars for our athletes and she is constantly raising the bar on dreaming... more

Canadian Athletes Now Fund

My friend Jane Roos asked me to contribute a painting to help raise money for The Canadian Athletes Now Fund.  This fund puts money directly in the pockets of Canada's finest, yet still struggling, athletes.  Despite Canada's international dominance in many sports, the athletes still... more