Warming up the Troops for the Scotiabank Marathon 5k!

Jock Yoga Warmup!

Each year this is one of my AWESOME team’s favourite warmups that we do! The past two years we were blessed with almost 20C weather.  We weren’t so lucky yesterday morning with only 2c!!—and that’s why at …

Trusting Passion and Moving Through Uncertainty

Trusting Passion and Moving Through Uncertainty

I’m in a bit of a dilemma. And what better way to move through it than to write about it?

My dilemma is this: I know that I am more than I currently am, …

Kissing Frogs

Kissing Frogs

“The date from hell” happened on a Saturday a few weeks ago. So, naturally I wanted to post something on my social media channels the following Monday that was cryptic and passive-aggressive like, “I guess I was naïve …

Moments of Clarity

Moments of Clarity

My chest muscles have clamped down on my heart. My arms are limp, and my jaw is pulling to the left. I’m hunched in the corner of my bachelor apartment—paralyzed from having smoked crack for the last …

Yoga (and Jock Yoga) Teacher–Jacqui Wells

I did a fun photoshoot on Saturday with one of my best friends–and one of Toronto’s most fabulous–and skilled–yoga teachers. Here’s one of our favourite shots from the day! *Side Note* my positioning to get this shot ended up being …

Really Confident?

“Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.”

“I’m asking you out on a date. Right now.” He said via text. “Michael, would you like to …

CN Tower Lit up for Pink Shirt Day

This post is simply an excuse to post another city-scape photo I took last night from my rooftop. The CN Tower was all lit up in pink for #PinkShirtDay to help in the fight to #ERASEbullying –Beautiful!

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Gay Dating: Through the Lens of My Insecurity

“He suggested we grab that coffee that I had originally asked about. We are meeting next Thursday at his place!” I said to Alex—my psychotherapist. “That’s a date, right?”

His tone is calm and meant to be reassuring, practical and …

Welcome to Michael Off The Mat

I’m 41 years old with a pretty rich history of living to extremes.

I was brought to my knees by addiction at an early age and then catapulted into an ever-evolving adventure of self-discovery and determination to find purpose in …