Cam Taylor

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Turning So-so into Say-so

The right words spoken to ourselves, over a period of time, can have a serious impact on our lives. It’s easy to grow bitter and withdraw from our dreams when we’re handed a lemon to suck on. If we allow those lemons to define us, we end up living a so-so existence. What I’m coming […]

Busting the Greener Grass Syndrome

There’s an old saying that often appears true, “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” We fall victim to this limiting belief whenever we start thinking that life would be better if we had what we see others holding in their hands (circumstances, opportunity, possessions, talent, or success). The contrary truth […]

Secrets to Nelson Mandela Surviving 27 Year in Prison

The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95. He lived his life for others and from an early age, entered the fight for freedom and equality to come to his nation. Mandela has been a leader and example for me as I’ve been learning to navigate my own adversity. Studying […]

Saving Harry – Living Free

On February 24, 1948, one of the most unusual operations in medical history took place in Ohio State University at the department of surgery research. A stony sheath was removed from around the heart of 30 year old Harry Besharra. As a boy, he was shot accidentally by a friend with a .22 rifle and […]

The Power of Positive Impact

Impact is defined as – “the effect or impression of one thing on another.” What impression have you made on others? What impression or effect have others had in your life? The possibilities for making a positive impact are endless! Since our accident over two years ago (the impact of which is still being felt), […]

How to Grow Three Sizes

Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot… But the Grinch, Who lived just North of Who-ville, Did NOT!  The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be that his head wasn’t screwed on quite right. It could be, perhaps, that […]

Carpe Diem

Most people will tell you the phrase “carpe diem” is Latin for “seize the day.”  When you dig a little deeper, there’s more to it that sheds some light on how we should live! Carpe Diem  [kahr-pey dee-uh m] Carpe – from a Latin verb meaning “I pick, pluck, cull, gather, to eat food.” Also came […]

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

“Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” is an idiom which means: To be unprepared for something. To be insufficiently equipped to accomplish a goal. To be unprepared for a confrontation of some kind. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were caught off guard and in way over your head?  Have […]

5 Secrets of Character Growth

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. [Frank Outlaw] Your character is who you are and what you do when no one is looking. It defines you. It’s what people see. […]

From a Mother’s Perspective

Note: This is a guest post written by my mom Joan Taylor. She is one of my biggest fans and has been a great source of support and encouragement throughout this journey of injury and recovery. She is retired and lives in Courtice, Ontario with my dad. —————————————————————————————— It was 10:30 PM, the night before […]