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Join me on ‘AKIYA.” My 30’ sailboat is an evolving metaphor for practicing what I preach.  If in Toronto, CANADA, then be my guest! 

Imagine YOUR Rush Hour Commute Like This [BD-M1]

Imagine YOUR Rush Hour Commute Like This [BD-M1]

Can you believe this is my commute every day! Living on my terms and counting my blessings on my way to Akiya — she’s my 30′ sailboat. It starts with a cycle along Young Street. And YES, I take a full lane if necessary. Then a short 10-minute tender ride to Toronto Island. Yes, I’m […]

My Spontaneous Sunday Afternoon Solo-Sail Bliss – Caught on Video [BD-M1]

So I’ve decided to spontaneously solo sail around Toronto Island. Let me show you the view. Hear the wind howling across my iPhone mic Healing as all my stuff dangles across my cockpit Can you get a sense of the angle? Stuff bouncing from port to starboard down below Beautiful….beautiful….beautiful  Clear skies Oh, look racers […]

Sail Through YOUR Fears In Life [BD-M1]

Sail Through YOUR Fears In Life [BD-M1]

Solo sailing, suddenly a storm hits, and I’m a little freaked out. This experience teaches me a lesson in doing what matters to face and overcome my fears. The same principles can be applied in other areas of life. The video story It’s nasty outside, and I hear thunder and see lightning all around me. […]

Imagine Having a Work-Space Like This – YOU CAN! Toronto Island [BD-M1]

Imagine Having a Work-Space Like This – YOU CAN! Toronto Island [BD-M1]

Living Life on Your Terms includes finding the right kinds of surroundings to inspire, motivate and bring out the best in you. There are many benefits of working from your own office space (time and money saved, better work-life balance) as well as the societal advantages (reduced traffic, lower carbon emissions from not have to drive to […]

Launch with Passion – Boating Season Starts [BD-M1]

Launch with Passion – Boating Season Starts [BD-M1]

I’m out here at Toronto Harbor, Outer Harbour, helping Phil launch his boat today; they’re very organized over there. It’s a bit of a gloomy, overcast day. Anyway, it’s just so lovely to get a break from my desk and uh, launching a boat is a particular time, it’s like your baby is going off […]

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Private Notes Dans Sailboat Metaphores [BD-M1]

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Distracted by Beauty - Meet Dan on Akiya - Toronto Island [BD-M1]
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Stunning Video - Heading Into Fear With Confidence - Lake Ontario [BD-M1]
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Imagine Having a Work-Space Like This - YOU CAN! Toronto Island [BD-M1]
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My Spontaneous Sunday Afternoon Solo-Sail Bliss - Caught on Video [BD-M1]
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Sail Through YOUR Fears In Life [BD-M1]
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Imagine YOUR Rush Hour Commute Like This [BD-M1]
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Launch with Passion - Boating Season Starts [BD-M1]
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I Hear Thunder – Don’t Give a Crap – What Would You Do? [BD-M2]

I Hear Thunder – Don’t Give a Crap – What Would You Do? [BD-M2]

It’s coming down, and I hear thunder, and I don’t give a crap —I’m not moving because it’s so beautiful out here! Just listen to the raindrops and appreciate a unique perspective on a Saturday afternoon — perfect napping weather! I checked the radar, and this is not supposed to be happening right now —lol […]

Watch This Incredible Sunset View – Imagine Being There – WOW! [BD-M2]

Watching the sunset while anchored just off Hanlan’s Beach on the west side of Toronto Island is simply a magical event! Words alone do not do the experience justice. Hopefully, my growing collection of favourite pics and videos will give you a better sense of what it’s like to hang out on a Sailboat, have […]

Watch Me Accept Scratches, Bruises, Being Tired as Part of Life [BD-M2]

Crawling around on my boat like a crazy man is a beautiful experience Beautiful vantage point — wind and waterHanging over the edgeStubbing my toes Company sailing port sideMore scratches and bruises on my body than……(whatever) It’s all part of sailing Moving at 6 knots, which is pretty good I’ll be home in a short timeI […]

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Private Notes Dans Sailboat Metaphores [BD-M2]

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Gift to SELF -- Play Hookie on YOUR Birthday - Toronto Island Sail [BD-M2]
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I Hear Thunder - Don’t Give a Crap - What Would You Do? [BD-M2]
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Watch This Incredible Sunset View - Imagine Being There - WOW! [BD-M2]
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Watch Me Accept Scratches, Bruises, Being Tired as Part of Life [BD-M2]
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Theme Three

Pasion in practice

Have Fun Losing Your Composure [BD-M3]

Have Fun Losing Your Composure [BD-M3]

I was just about to record a video for my blog. Then I lost it. The sun was blinding me, and I started to laugh. The only thing I could think was, ‘look at the sun radiating off my face.’ I completely lost my train of thought–so what did I do.  I just kept rolling […]

Count Birthday Blessings – Friendly Experiences On My Sailboat [BD-M3]

Birthday Blessings got me thinking; Why not offer Airbnb LGBTQ Friendly Experiences on my Sailboat? Thanks so much to Phil and Jen (great dock mates) for taking me out on their boat for a lovely birthday cruise and swim. It’s mid-September and a stunningly gorgeous day off Toronto’s Western Gap heading into Lake Ontario. I have […]

The Toronto Skyline, Spontaneous Boat Ride That Feeds My Soul [BD-M3]

The Toronto Skyline, Spontaneous Boat Ride That Feeds My Soul [BD-M3]

Look at that view behind me. Is that not amazing, or what? Incredible!! Many people who come to Toronto for the first time are enamoured with that view, and it’s incredible. It’s a Friday. It’s August. It’s going to get a little chilly later this evening, but that’s OK. Behind me is a plane about […]

A Day On The Water With Friends – Private Toronto Island Sailboat Tour [BD-M3]

A Day On The Water With Friends – Private Toronto Island Sailboat Tour [BD-M3]

They get together every Thursday, and watching their friendships unfold is an inspiration! See the great food; we have great weather — this is life. Your Progress Discussion NOTES TOPIC: A Day On The Water With Friends – Private Toronto Island Sailboat Tour [BD-M3] A Day On The Water With Friends – Private Toronto Island Sailboat […]

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Private Notes Dans Sailboat Metaphores [BD-M3]

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Have Fun Losing Your Composure [BD-M3]
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Count Birthday Blessings - Friendly Experiences On My Sailboat [BD-M3]
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The Toronto Skyline, Spontaneous Boat Ride That Feeds My Soul [BD-M3]
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A Day On The Water With Friends - Private Toronto Island Sailboat Tour [BD-M3]
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