Ride For Heart

Help me raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! I’m gearing up for that time of year again – the annual Ride for Heart event! It’s the largest charity cycling event in Canada. The money raised from this event will support heart disease and stroke research, which of course is a cause that I … Continue reading Ride For Heart

Up in the Air

After my first independent trip to Kamloops BC, I realized I caught the travel bug and curiosity to explore the rest of Canada.   Six months later, I planned another trip out west, this time to Edmonton, Alberta to visit a friend and his family. During my stay, my friend’s wife gave birth to their … Continue reading Up in the Air

Taking Flight

Over the past five years, as I gained confidence year by year, I have pushed myself to do things I would have been scared to do during the first year of my stroke. Going out and about on my own was the first major milestone I reached in my journey to independence and recovery in … Continue reading Taking Flight

The Unexpected Five Year Plan

Five years ago, today (November 29th, 2012), my life changed. I was working in an industry that I really liked, enjoying life and had some sort of direction, up until I had my stroke     Five years ago, I really did not have a long-term plan for my life, I just took it day … Continue reading The Unexpected Five Year Plan

Live in the Moment

People often forget to embrace the moment and live in it. It’s unfortunate to miss the beauty of a single moment as you may not get it back.     When having physical deficits, it is very liberating to make impulse decisions and act upon them. I try not to make plans, but rather take … Continue reading Live in the Moment

I Lost My Sight But Found A Vision

One of my setbacks post stroke was losing sight in my left eye. I have been through a few surgeries and the odds of recovering my sight have not been that great . I have adapted and moved forward, not letting it hold me back.   Since this has affected my peripheral vision, I have … Continue reading I Lost My Sight But Found A Vision

Live Life A Little

In life, some people let fear hold them back; sometimes it’s the fear of rejection or the fear of failing. This fear hinders us from experiencing our true potential.   You can take a chance or lose the opportunity. What is the worst that can happen? What if it works out? If not, you can … Continue reading Live Life A Little

The New Role

When I started my return to work journey last year, I had no clue where it would take me. First, I started with a placement for 8 weeks, and then the company I work for created a position for me to return to work full-time.   At the time of my placement, the office had … Continue reading The New Role

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

I used to play a lot of sports and had a very active lifestyle. The first goal in my recovery was to get back on my feet. It was important to me to be mobile. I did not want to depend on anyone to get from point A to point B. Everyone has different priorities. … Continue reading WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

FINDING YOUR DRIVE

In life, it’s important to have some sort of drive which motivates you and inspires you to get to where you want to be. At the end of the day, it is the why. After my stroke, I had no clue what the future would hold for me, so I decided I would go after … Continue reading FINDING YOUR DRIVE