Antibiotics Stole Her Mobility – Why She’s Lucky in Life

I took to them like ducks to water. “I’m so lucky” wouldn’t be the first thing I expected to hear from Mirjana, now living with pain and mobility challenges secondary to an adverse reaction to her antibiotics. I interviewed Mirjana as she sat with serene beauty, in front of one of her numerous large paintings of […]

Posted On: 2018-04-23

How One Woman is Braving the Wilderness – Susannah’s Story

Navigating this wilderness. I believe one of the hardest challenges an athlete can face is recovering from a serious sports injury. Susannah Lawson, an outdoor enthusiast and athlete, was forced to do just that; she needed to face the challenge of returning to the mountains for solace, by thinking outside the box. Susannah’s unconventional solution […]

Posted On: 2018-03-28

From the Netherlands to Canada – His ‘Secret Sauce’ of Life

The end of a cross-country tour of Canada I stopped in my tracks when I saw Peter leaping out of his RV with his SideStix. He and his wife were visiting us at the end of a cross- country tour of Canada and he bounded forward with enthusiastic, almost palpable energy. Peter’s ability to maneuver […]

Posted On: 2018-02-21

Why We Confuse Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – Its more than Chronic Fatigue

Sometimes life is really about getting knocked down and having to start over, one step at a time. Anyone who has had to visit a physiotherapist on a daily basis can attest to this. CJ has one of these stories. She went from having a dream life, living abroad, partying, and scuba diving daily, to […]

Posted On: 2018-01-04

Just Pause – Soak up the whole experience

Take your time. Pause. Six weeks was all John Manning was given. Life was going to change drastically for him. John was facing a life threatening diagnosis. The cancer would spread. A forthcoming radical amputation of the entire leg was the only option on the table, if he was to extend his life. Very few […]

Posted On: 2017-12-20

How To Make Wheelchairs Fun – Let’s Talk WCMX

WCMX is like BMX for wheelchairs. I knew before I met Katherine Beattie, that she possessed a rare kind of mental fortitude. Her determination to nail a WCMX backwards wheelchair flip is impressive to watch, to say the least. Part of the awe is seeing the athleticism in the feat, but what I found even more […]

Posted On: 2017-11-23