No One Wakes Up and Suddenly Decides to Become Charitable One Day

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In the past, I would never describe myself as being particularly charitable. It’s not that I wasn’t compassionate or I was completely selfish, but to be honest, I didn’t think that anything I contributed towards charity would make a meaningful difference. I wasn’t able to write a significant cheque. The other reason, there wasn’t a particular cause that I was … Read More

The Most Ironic Thing That Being a Hockey Parent has Taught Me About Business

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As the pandemic starts to relinquish its clutches on our day-to-day lives and life as we know it starts to resume again, the resumption of sports is on the not too distant horizon for many parents. This pandemic has significantly impacted our lives and the lives of our children. That meant cancelling our late-summer to often late spring preoccupation with … Read More

How Does Tremendous Purpose Come From the Darkest Tragedy?

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Does the hurting ever stop? I don’t know because I’m not even close to being there yet.  A big part of me wants the pain to go away but not at the cost of the memories.  The memories are what I cherish, what I hold onto when I want to feel close to Madeline. This is what I felt 2 … Read More

Let’s Celebrate Maddie’s Life and Not Focus on her Death

This week is one of the hardest weeks that I face all year.  The week of April 11th and Father’s Day are the other tough weeks that I struggle to get through. This June 28th would’ve been Maddie’s 21st birthday and the seventh year that we haven’t been able to spend it with her. The good thing is I get … Read More

If I Had One More Chance, What Would I Say To Maddie Today?

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It’s been more than six years since we lost our beloved daughter, Maddie to depression at the tender age of fourteen. It’s hard to describe what has transpired since that dreaded day.  It has left this indelible imprint upon the lives of our family and so many of our friends. Yet it is a legacy that has touched the lives of … Read More