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Scott is a Keynote Speaker, Mindfulness Practitioner, Coach and Mentor. Through his lived experience with mental health challenges, he has witnessed what is truly possible in recovery by living authentically and intentionally.

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Why is Sleep So Important? mental health personal story Jan 05, 2022

I always thought my low moods back in the day were caused by drinking the night before. Now although that had a huge impact, the lack of a good sleep also completely ruined my mood on the post...

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Anxiety is Just a Longer Word for "Fear" advice anxiety mental health Jan 04, 2022

People weigh risk all of the time but I think we forgot to do that with a sense of logic when it comes to the pandemic. 

Ontario just closed schools until January 21st, 2022. This means that I...

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But. . .that's all life is? advice random thoughts Jan 03, 2022

How does a day just flash by in an instant? Why do some days drag on while others move so fast? Why does our perception of time change depending on what we're doing and how we're feeling?

Too many...

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How to Actually Live Life to the Fullest advice mindfulness Jan 02, 2022

A topic like this should take 30 pages or 30 seconds. I'll try the 30 second option because the snow is falling softly which will make a beautiful walk to church. 

Theres part of me that needs...

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The Best Way to Stay Humble mental health personal story Dec 30, 2021

I found myself on my knees at 8am in the bathroom, squatting over a cardboard container, taking a shit in it. I then was on my knees, digging through my own feces with a little spoon to then...

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Writing a Blog Post Everyday, Slowly... mindfulness Dec 29, 2021

Goals, yay!

No, no, writing a blog post everyday has nothing to do with setting a goal and being a New Years Resolution dink. 

As I mentioned in previous posts, I just love writing and typing...

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How to Be an Awesome Mental Health Speaker advice mental health personal story Dec 28, 2021

My first real speech was in grade 6 and oh man, I was nervous. I chose the topic of "Black Holes" lmfaoooo. I know, an 11 year old talking about something astrophysicists barely understand but...

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What Are We Supposed to Remember? mental health mindfulness personal story Dec 27, 2021

I went to the University of Waterloo from 2008 - 2013. In this stretch of time, there were too many experiences to write down in this blog but also too many to even remember. 

Today I met a...

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"That's the wisdom of trees" meditation mindfulness personal story Dec 22, 2021

My spiritual guide and teacher were on our weekly call yesterday. I hope one day you get to meet her, perhaps on a group call with members or as a podcast guest. As we went through my focusing...

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Be at Ease In "The Baroque Era" advice anxiety Dec 18, 2021

Handel, Bach or Vivaldi? I know you've heard of one of those guys in white wigs. 

Travel back to around the time of 1600-1750 and you'll find a kind of sound that lets you float away just for...

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Have You Ever Met This Kind of Person? advice personal story Dec 17, 2021

So I went out for a tea with this new, seemingly cool human last night. I was curious to know about her work, life and genuinely was interested in her as a person. If you know me well...

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Music is Everything, Everywhere music personal story random thoughts Dec 14, 2021

I'm at this coffee shop which has a vibe of minimalism, cleanliness and hosts a variety of high carb treats. North America revolves around the carb, man. Maybe Starbucks got it right with the egg...

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