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Warren Macdonald's Blog

September 21, 2016

Blind to Disability

I’m sure you heard the news last week about four Paralympian’s running a time fast enough to have gotten gold if they had been competing two weeks earlier at the Olympics. And perhaps you presumed, […]
August 25, 2016

The Wall of Fear

  A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to act as a mentor to a group of five teenagers with varying abilities as they learnt to scuba dive in the Cayman Islands. You […]
January 4, 2016

You’re not done yet…

Learning that is. We strive; we set goals. We use phrases like “I’m getting there” (or at least I do) to indicate our progress toward a set point; a destination. What if we’ve got it […]
February 12, 2015

Whiplash

I don’t often recommend movies. Actually, this might be the first time. But this is one you don’t want to let slip you by. Whiplash is a great example of what it looks like to […]
November 25, 2013

Climbing out of Addiction and Depression

Imagine for a moment that you’re skipping through a mountain meadow; the sun shining on your beaming face; a gentle breeze blows on your cheeks so that you are not too hot; not too cold. […]
September 27, 2013

How you see is what you get…

Sixteen years is a long time. A third of a lifetime in my case. That’s how long it took me, someone who should know better, to finally look into the pain I’ve lived with all […]
January 14, 2013

Fearless

In a world filled with uncertainty, Joe Glickman’s newly released book Fearless could be the most important book you read in 2013. Here’s why: Uncertainly is not going away in 2013. The economy; the fiscal […]
May 20, 2012

A Test of Will: Audio version now available!

This has been way too long in coming, but for everyone that’s asked over the years, I’m psyched to announce that “A Test of Will” is now available in audio format from audible.com Here’s the […]
January 25, 2012

Before you make an excuse, you might want to check this out…

Twelve years ago, a co-worker tried to talk me out of climbing a mountain because there was a section of trail he was quite familiar with, that he couldn’t see me being able to navigate […]
April 24, 2011

For the Explorer in you…

God be with those who explore in the cause of understanding; whose search takes them far from what is familiar and comfortable and leads them into danger or terrifying loneliness. Let us try to understand […]
December 21, 2010

Obstacle or Opportunity? Simple changes for increased health over the holidays?

Let me say straight up that anyone who introduces themselves as the chocoholic dietician is going to get my attention. That’s a given. I met Andrea Holwegner recently in Montreal (I was a keynote speaker […]
November 3, 2010

First ever “Challenge of Change” virtual presentation on December 14!

Ok, I’m excited. For years folks have been asking me “When are you going to come to my town?”, or “When are you doing a presentation that’s open to the public?”, or, “When are you […]
September 20, 2010

Amps are at it again!

Amps are at it again; this time with Frenchman Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee following an electrical accident, swimming across the English Channel in a very respectable 13 1/2 hours. Read the full story HERE
September 13, 2010

Close Encounters of the Extraordinary Kind

I almost got to meet an amazing individual at a potluck a couple of nights back. I say almost, because I missed meeting Thomas Kamiya by 12 hours, as he had packed up his tools […]
August 26, 2010

Bill Phillips’ Transformation

The name Bill Phillips will be familiar to many as the author of the bestselling Body for Life, the New York Times bestseller first released in 1999. Body for Life has helped over one million […]