#BellLetsTalkDay — Versus Depression: My Toughest Fight

This was written for Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 (Jan. 25) for my website, http://www.makewayforthekings.net. Yet, while much has changed personally and professionally since writing this, much of what I had written then applies today as I continue to battle. Thank you in advance. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been... Continue Reading →

Combating Those January Blues in a New Way

Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash Personally speaking, it's nothing new. It rears its ugly head every 12 months: the holiday hangover, if you will. So, what is there to do to combat those January blues? Look, by no means am I a professional expert on the subject, nor do I pretend to be, but... Continue Reading →

The Feeling of Interviewing Olympic Hockey Legend, Mike Eruzione

Of all of the sports figures I have interviewed, those I’ve thoroughly enjoyed speaking with are simply too many to mention. One of those figures, in particular, came last week when I had the privilege – nay, honour – of interviewing American hockey icon, Mike Eruzione. While I did have a friend help me with... Continue Reading →

Why Can’t You Pass That Respect Along?

When I became an adult, I promised myself I wouldn't do it. I promised myself I would stop taking things personally -- at least curb that habit. Maybe in the years since I transferred into adulthood, there was progress made but more than often, it's hard to see and it's definitely hard to feel. I... Continue Reading →

Beginning My Public Speaking Career as a “Sportswriter Who Stutters”

It has been quite a while since I posted anything on here but hey, no time like the present to kick-start a new habit. Last month was a very important time for yours truly -- a turning point, if you will -- both in my personal and professional life as quite a few accomplishments had... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Stuttering Community

Having only starting to embrace the stuttering community within the last year, meeting others I share this affliction with was somewhat new for me. The Canadian Stuttering Association held its annual Voices Rising conference a couple of weekends ago, but leading up to it, I was excited and reluctant at the same time. I wasn’t... Continue Reading →

A Fanbase That Made Me Feel Like a King

It started with a Facebook message, of all things. Having written informal hockey articles on the platform’s then-Notes app, I received a message from someone I had never spoken to before. This individual -- let’s call him HPM -- had written to tell me about a startup sports social media company that he had helped... Continue Reading →

Podcast Pains & Gutsy Gains

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very visual person. Yet, while there certainly isn’t anything wrong with that, it has provided me with one major setback. Due to my speech impediment, if I were speaking with someone in person, I would need their visual attention. So, if whoever I’m speaking to... Continue Reading →

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