The Power of the Talking Circle

The Power of the Talking Circle

I spent 8 summers riding around on a gator working for the City of Saskatoon. Every season, I used up all of my sick time due to my mental health challenges. However, I never knew how to talk about my mental health struggles with my supervisors, and my supervisors...
TEDx Talk: Mental Health Crisis in Men

TEDx Talk: Mental Health Crisis in Men

Men. We are dying at a suicide rate that is three times greater than women. Why? What prevents men from reaching out for help? My hope is that this TEDx talk can empower men to be vulnerable and reach out for help.   Based on my best-selling book MENtal Health:...
Facing Your Fears

Facing Your Fears

This picture was taken while delivering a keynote back in 2014. What I remember most is being absolutely mortified as I walked towards a stage that was surrounded by screens that projected my every move. I had never experienced that before. I struggled with body...
My New Family

My New Family

12 years ago I threw away my last cigarette as I drove over 500 kilometres to move in with Tanya and her two boys. I had little to offer. I was three months sober, jobless, and weighed down with student debt. I had a lemon of a car and emotional baggage spilling out...
A Memorable Moment in My Journey

A Memorable Moment in My Journey

My wife, Tanya, and I have been delivering papers with our 4 boys for just over 10 years. However, today was a little different. My face and story was front and centre on the Bridges Magazine, and it forced me to reflect on my journey. I spent so many years feeling...
More Than Just A Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card

More Than Just A Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card

I finally got my hands on a Wayne Gretzky rookie card, but this is much more than just a card to me. 7 years ago I sold my Gretzky rookie card so that we could pay our bills. At the time I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer say, “Whatever your passion is I promise you, you...

“What’s stronger than a broken man who has the courage to rebuild himself? It’s time to redefine what it means to be strong.”

- Allan Kehler