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A Look Back at Canada’s First Food Bank We Are Supporting May 6th

(An excerpt from Edmonton’s Food Bank found on their website) Two issues to solve In 1981, the Edmonton Gleaners Association, more commonly known as Edmonton’s Food Bank, was established to solve two issues: hunger was affecting the lives of many people served by local non-profit organizations and edible food was being wasted in the community.…

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Positive, Negative and Neutral Self Talk as We Recover from Covid

(From The Good Men Project) The term self-talk is thrown around a lot, and I would like to take some time to unpack it. Self-talk simply means the things you tell yourself whether they be words, thoughts or conversation you have with yourself. As we recover slowly, this talk is more important than ever as…

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13 Golden Pearls of Wisdom to Gain Momentum

I want to share my interview on The Motivation Show with Eli Marcus where we discuss the 13 Golden Pearls of Wisdom and how you too can move forward with that wisdom like I did. Do you need momentum? We are living in trying times of uncertainty, and even the most convicted person among us…

December is National Human Rights Month

Did you know it’s Universal Human Rights Month?

Need ideas to think big? At a recent talk I gave at Harvard University for bLU Talks, I spoke on how to grow yourself and your business. I talked about thinking big, and sometimes that can be daunting when starting out. Start a blog Start a blog. It is a great way to grow. There is…

How to live a fantastic life in the midst of chaos

The Secrets to Living A Fantastic Life with Trent Denson

How to live a fantastic life in the midst of chaos is on everyone’s mind. What’s next? We are at the beginning of fulfilling a new trend that will change the world. You can make the world a better place People are living through times that are teaching us the power we have individually, to…

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It’s About Love: Golden Pearl # 1

Who do you love that you are grateful for today? The pain our world is suffering right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented for many reasons. One of those reasons is the isolation that surrounds not being able to be with family over the Thanksgiving holiday (for some people) or as we approach other…

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What are your non-negotiables in life?

When I talk about non-negotiables, I mean a set of principles which guide you in your life. These are principles which you will not bend for anyone, because they are what make you, YOU. It is important to recognize what these are, and ensure that others know as well. It is your duty to set these boundaries with others, so they know how to treat you.   You…

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The Many Forms of Love

The Ancient Greeks had six forms of love, which are all important in their own way. I would like to see more people adopt these terms when expressing love in its various forms. In my book The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life, Harriet and I discuss the six forms of love in depth. Today, I would like to focus on the different ways in which we express love.  Eros- Sexual…

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Find Your Ikigai

In our book book, Harriet talks about the Japanese philosophy of Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”). It means “a reason for being.” At its core, Ikigai is the practice of balancing your spiritual and practical needs. By harnessing your Ikigai you will not only live a life with your needs met, but also a life of purpose. Today, I would like to discuss the areas…

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Moving On From Trauma And The Past

Does trauma from your past hang around your body like an anchor, causing you to struggle to move forward. When I say trauma, I’m not referring to only huge events. Small traumas can cause more harm than you realize. Today, I would like to discuss how you can move on from your past. While I hope you find these tips helpful, it is…

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It Is National Enthusiasm Week!

In honour of National Enthusiasm Week, we wanted to share Golden Pearl #12 with you from our book, The Secrets to Living A Fantastic Life – Two Survivors Reveal the 13 Golden Pearls They’ve Discovered. Many have enjoyed the chapter, and we hope you do too! GOLDEN  PEARL #12 – Enthusiasm It is not success that brings enthusiasm. It…

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Reasons You Should Laugh More

We have all heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine.” And I would recommend you keep your regular prescriptions, as there is some truth to it. If you read my book, The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life, you know that humour is one of the Golden Pearls. It truly makes your life fantastic because it’s side effects last well after the laugh. Laughter can affect you socially, physically, and mentally. The very act of laughing unleashes…