St. Patrick’s 3 Lessons to Pursuing Your Dreams

St. Patrick’s 3 Lessons to Pursuing Your Dreams

May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.                                –Irish blessing Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and in my hometown of Ottawa, Canada the festivities are in full swing.  The pubs are full, the Guinness is flowing and everyone is wearing green.  It’s a fun time, but most people don’t...

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Brighten Your Day: Take The Bob Challenge

Brighten Your Day: Take The Bob Challenge

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller I like to make people smile, but I can’t compare to Bob.  He can make anyone smile.  Bob probably isn’t his real name.  He just looks like a Bob to me.  I pass him most mornings on my way to work.  As people walk by on their morning commute, Bob throws out hilarious one-liners, compliments and witty...

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A Call To Men On International Women’s Day

A Call To Men On International Women’s Day

I have been blessed with incredible women in my life.  Without my wife, mother, grandmother, sister, family and friends – all amazing women in their own ways – I would not be the person I am today.  I am grateful to them on a personal level, but also for the contributions they’ve made to the world at large as women. Today is International Women’s Day, and on this day I have a message...

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Inspired By Team Hoyt

Inspired By Team Hoyt

Inspired By: is a recurring series at Stop & Breathe that profiles inspiring individuals or groups.  Most are not household names, but instead are everyday people doing extraordinary things. “This is more than a story of a father’s love, though it certainly speaks to all fathers, this one included. It’s also a story of courage, the kind any of us could be called upon to...

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