Author Archives: Samuel

Things you shouldn’t say to someone who stutters

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), recognized annually on October 22 to raise awareness of stuttering. In previous years, I blogged about my feelings of stuttering and how I’m actually proud to be part of the stuttering community. This … Continue reading

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Five highlights of the 2014 NSA conference

No, not the National Security Agency – I’m not a spy. It wasn’t the National Speakers Association either, although, funnily enough, it did hold its conference during the same time. Last week, I attended the 2014 National Stuttering Association (NSA) … Continue reading

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It’s National Volunteer Week and here’s why I volunteer

This week is National Volunteer Week. It’s a time to honour the outstanding work that volunteers across Canada have done in our communities. With more than 13 million volunteers across the country, according to Volunteer Canada, their work doesn’t go unnoticed. … Continue reading

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Movember 2013: Wrap-up

We’re into the last few hours of Movember 2013 now. I have to admit something: while having a ‘stache is little annoying (especially for someone who isn’t used to having one), I’m kind of sad about parting ways with it. … Continue reading

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Movember 2013: Week three mo-gress

And with that, there’s only about one week left of Movember 2013. Once again, I would like to thank you all for your donations, likes, shares and comments. Without further ado, here’s my week three mo-gress. Might I add that I’ve … Continue reading

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Movember 2013: Week two mo-gress

We’re already at the halfway point. How time flies! The ‘stache is really starting to come in now. Thank you all for your donations, likes and comments so far. As I’ve said, it isn’t just about raising funds, but increasing … Continue reading

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Movember 2013: Week one mo-gress

Well, it’s been a week and the ‘stache is slowly starting to come in. So, without further ado, I bring you my week one mo-gress. If you’re feeling generous and would like to support my Movember campaign, you can do … Continue reading

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Why I’m growing a ‘stache for Movember 2013

Today marks the start of Movember 2013, an annual month-long campaign – now in its 10th year – in which folks grow and sustain moustaches throughout November in the name of men’s health (particularly, prostate cancer and mental health). For … Continue reading

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Five takeaways from The Art of Small Business

On Monday, I had the opportunity to attend The Art of Small Business, a conference for small business owners and entrepreneurs organized by the media and events company The Art Of, which was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It … Continue reading

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International Stuttering Awareness Day 2013

I’ve always been someone who stutters. That will never change. However, what has changed are my perceptions surrounding my stuttering. While I considered it a source of embarrassment when I was younger, I’m now more open about my stuttering and, … Continue reading

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