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

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Social Media is Poison for the Soul advice anxiety funny Feb 08, 2022

"But Scott, I use it to keep in touch with friends and support groups" 

I know, I know, I know. Such a classic argument when someone voices any type of opinion that doesn't cover every single angle of experience. 

"Okay guys! WORK OUT TIME! Let's go baby, work hard! Sweat, get it, let's...

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How Much Should I Share? advice mental health Feb 07, 2022

A lot of presentations this month so I may not write as often as I would like. A realization throughout the past year though is that privacy is necessary. In a world where everything is shared constantly, I prefer most of the comings and goings to be in the confines of the Ste Marie family and...

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"don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does" advice personal story Feb 03, 2022

Matthew 6:3 "But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does"

Someone listened to my podcast and wrote me a beautiful e-mail a few weeks back about how he changed his diet and has massively improved his overall mood and depressive symptoms. ...

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3 Things to Remember During Hard Times advice mental health Feb 01, 2022

It's not if I'll ever fart in my yoga class. That is definitely just a matter of time. C'mon man my gut is healing... but listen, once we go into Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose), there's no predicting what could happen next. 

Some things are just inevitable and to wrap our minds around a...

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Should I Be Serious or Silly? advice mental health Jan 20, 2022

As if a person can just be one thing.

When life calls one to be serious, seriousness is the appropriate response. When life calls one to be silly and childlike, being silly and childlike is the appropriate response. 

When my mental and physical health fell to pieces, it was time of...

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Dear Sensitive Men advice mental health Jan 15, 2022

There's a pretty big misconception about sensitive men. I would consider myself sensitive to the environment and people around me, having that permeable shell which helps me understand what people are going through and what they need in the moment. This is such a blessing in the work I do not...

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Purple Haze and Deep Thoughts advice anxiety personal story Jan 14, 2022

Wait...you thought this was a post about weed?  

Purple Haze man, Jimmy Hendrix. I was learning that song last night and it's just completely weird how he used open strings on the main riff and these blues chords for the verse. 

Learning to play the guitar was one of the best...

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I Feel Amazing Today! advice personal story Jan 11, 2022

There's really no reason to write. There's an obvious argument that most of what you and I do during the day isn't necessary or for any good reason either. 

Most of what people do is so unnecessary, that's why I find people absolutely fascinating!

I feel absolutely incredible today, like...

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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 won a lot of bets, but the win is bitter sweet. 

Imagine the stress and psychological toll...

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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 questions, not enough time to answer

Today was fairly basic. It was just one of those days where...

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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 to make sure I'm living the best possible life and making the most out of it. I need to experience...

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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 damnit, I was going to try!

I had no idea how to talk to an audience and even in high school, my knees...

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