Archives for June 2014

Experimenting with Drugs

This is part 3 of my summer series where I explore the more vulnerable parts of me. I have discussed my relationship with my dad in part 1, the divorce of my parents in part 2, and today I examine the effects of that divorce - a journey into experimenting with drugs. During my early 20s, I spent a year exploring Europe, backpacking through the mainland and doing a working holiday in London. … [Read more...]

The Divorce of My Parents

Welcome to my journey into vulnerability. This is part 2 of my Summer Series where I seek to be more vulnerable with myself and you (my readers). It's difficult to be vulnerable (especially as a man). It took me a while to be vulnerable. Society tells us to be strong, don't cry, don't show your emotions. However, that's simply not reality since we are sometimes weak and at other times strong, we … [Read more...]

My Relationship with My Dad

Welcome to Part 1 of my summer series called "My Struggles as a Dad" where I share openly and honestly about the areas of my life that I'm struggling with. Today's post is one of the most difficult ones (and one that I've been trying to avoid for so long): My Relationship with My Dad Broken relationships effect almost every other relationship in your life. My relationship with my dad is … [Read more...]

My Struggles as a Dad

I am excited to launch a new series on my blog called "My Struggles as a Dad." It's easier to focus on and write about the good stuff and make it appear that everything Is always positive all the time. I tend to be an optimist and happy-go-lucky yet I also want to share both the good and the bad. It would be nice if everything was 100% positive all the time. However, that's simply not reality. I … [Read more...]

Blog Mastery Workshop

Would you like to take your blog to the next level? Are you struggling with a lack of readers and inconsistent income as a blogger? Would you like to create and implement a Blog Monetization Blueprint? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, make sure you register for our Blog Mastery Workshop at Olympic Village this Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10 am – 5 pm. We will be providing … [Read more...]

Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction

Awesome classic cars! This weekend marked the second annual Vancouver Collector Car Show and Auction at the PNE fair grounds in East Vancouver! The show ran for 2 days with over 600 classic cars on display (with 150 being auctioned) on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm. I was lucky enough to attend the Media Preview on Friday night with food and drinks and a private showing of all the … [Read more...]

The Social Media Challenge

Tonight, I had the opportunity to present my signature talk called "Blogging for Business: Making, Marketing, & Monetizing Your Blog" in Langley for the first time ever! I have already done the talk in Burnaby, Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam do it was an honour to cross the river to reach business owners in the Fraser Valley! Blogging is a hot topic right now and … [Read more...]

The Mystique of India

When you step through the doors of Hycroft Manor, you feel like you have been transported to a different time and place! My wife, two kids, and I made our first ever visit to Hycroft for the Mystique of India Afternoon Party to raise funds to make Hycroft Wheelchair accessible. The elegant and ambience of the event was simply incredible from the Indian Singer when we arrived to the delicious … [Read more...]

North American Hemp Co

I don't know who was more wife or me! Whenever we receive a package in the mail, we both (along with our 2 year old daughter Rianne) run to open up the package to see what's inside! Our latest package had a selection of products from North American Hemp Co including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and more! North American Hemp Co have a range of products for your hair, face, … [Read more...]

[BOOK REVIEW] “Jackie” by John Tammela

Some of our best memories are formed in childhood. However, if we don't write them down they are soon forgotten. John Tammela chose to write down his childhood memories not in the form of a memoir but in terms of a biographical story! John writes about his experiences a Canadian boy of Finnish descent and the adventures he got up to from building forts to playing home to exploring the … [Read more...]

YVR Bloggers at The Hive

YVR Bloggers had the opportunity to meet at The Hive co-working space in Vancouver for the first time tonight! We had an awesome line-up of speakers and performers at our June event. First, Daniel Chen spoke about Branding, then Wendy McClelland spoke about Blog Marketing, and Guilllermo Juste shared about Reader Engagement, followed by an inspiring performance by Shine Kelly, a networking … [Read more...]