My Unlikely Path to Ironman

Recently, after much internal debate I decided that Lake Placid Ironman was going to be my first full distance triathlon. Why not shoot for the stars? Lake Placid is the longest running North American Ironman and a former Olympic venue. After doing the research on courses that would potentially suit my strengths I settled on Lake Placid. It checked off all my boxes. Double loop swim. Manageable bike course (if …

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April 28, 2017

What I want I can never have again and yet I manage to survive, even to thrive in moments. But the fact remains that you are gone. Every second. Every minute of every day that further separates you from me makes me yearn for you even more. I saw a young man who reminds me …

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Presidents Day Century Bike Ride

Originally published on triburlington.ca Today I finished my very first Century Ride. Something very cool and humbling about setting a goal and achieving it. Especially, when it involves others with the same goal. The first 38 miles were fine, albeit with some wind to deal with. A short stop and off again to 54 miles. …

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Why A National Suicide Prevention Strategy is needed—now.

Originally published on Bell’s Let’s Talk Blog. Just when I thought I’d done everything I could to contribute to the conversations around youth mental health and suicide prevention, I read Laura Eggertson’s excellent piece for CBC NEWS, ‘Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy – because they work’. Her article set out in thoughtful detail …

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Suicide Prevention: I Want Other Families To Know What Ours Didn’t

First appeared in The Huffington Post on September 19, 2016 Chronic Health Conditions, Inflammation And Major Depressive Disorder Imagine living with asthma (inflammatory disorder) and anaphylaxis (autoimmune disorder) almost from the time you were born. Then imagine growing up and your parents have absolutely no understanding of chronic health conditions and the connection between early …

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