Finding a Way to the Top

Two things that make Coetzee Wium happy and motivated are spending time with family and setting compelling goals. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018 with his wife Danielle gave him both. The desire to take on this challenge, and the joy of sharing it with his wife “was amazing.” What Coetzee discovered in getting ready for […]

Posted On: 2020-02-07

The Story of Grace

Losing a leg to cancer can be devastating. But for Karen, the need for a total replacement of her remaining hip just a year and a half later made a hard journey nearly impossible. “It’s been a challenge both physically and spiritually,” Karen told me. Yet, in the swirling gyre of emotions and physical hurdles, […]

Posted On: 2020-01-03

This is Your Life!

Carole Desforges has an infectious smile. With heartfelt enthusiasm and an indomitable positive outlook, she set the stage as she described her life transitions. She asked me if I remember Guy Smiley, a Sesame Street Muppet on TV?  “I sure do,” I replied. “Yes, the show is called ‘Here is Your Life!’” said Carole. “Guy […]

Posted On: 2019-12-01

For the Love of Freedom

Bill was the kind of kid who loved to take things apart and figure out how they work.  As an adult, he became a Marine Engineer Surveyor, living in rural Australia. One of his passions was being a pilot and he would seize every possible opportunity to fly. Bill would often take off before dawn […]

Posted On: 2019-11-01

40 Years Free: Paying it Forward, Paying it Back

Lynda Chyzyk is a dear friend of mine. I met her 34 years ago through the US National Disabled Ski Association. We were both in our early twenties and ski racing. I admired her, as she was a fearless, phenomenal downhill racer on the Canadian team. As her American opponent, I was determined to beat […]

Posted On: 2019-10-01

When Being Radically Different is Being Radically Authentic

Dominic Maraglia’s life was, as he put it, “totally, totally transformed” by doing just one thing.  But before he could do this, he had to take a good hard look at himself and ask, “what’s holding me back?”  So, he sat down and forced himself to be honest and vulnerable. What Dominic discovered was shocking:  […]

Posted On: 2019-09-02