Sean discusses at length, and with courage, his life-long battle with anxiety and depression and how alcohol became his medication to keep these issues at bay. Find out the stresses that led him in this direction in the first place, and how he rose from the ashes. A triumphant tale.
Monthly Archive: January 2015
This is the first in what we hope to be a series of couple stories.
We start with Dawne in this episode, and move onto her husband Sean, in next week’s. It’s a good look at two lives that run parallel over the course of 20+ years and the different perspectives and approaches they take. Kind of a modern day love story.
Dawne’s own story explores being raised by divorced parents, her active lifestyle, the hurdles they had to over-come being a young parents, and starting and running her own successful business. Lots on the table in this one.
Mike talks to us about jamming all he can into one lifetime! We chat about playing hockey as a kid with pre-NHL players, touring Canada and the USA as the drummer for the Ian Thomas Band, (Wrote the hit “Painted Ladies” among others) being a tennis-pro, and ultimately becoming a member of The Lulu’s Roadhouse Band for 16 years and counting. We find out what went on behind the scenes at LuLu’s (the longest bar in the world) and what it was like to play nightly to thousands of people, as well as how being in a band can be difficult on any relationship. How about living on a houseboat along the shores of Lake Huron and the Florida Coast?! (…until that boat sank!) And finally, talking-nostalgic about those lost days of innocence, a “graceful age”. A life well lived!
In this episode we learn what it’s like to be raised by a single, financially strapped, mother of two young shit-disturbers, and the eventual hardships of blending two families. (This ain’t no Brady Bunch folks) Chris also discusses traveling like a gypsy, learning to play harp (harmonica) in bands, how to make things REALLY work with your ex when a child is involved, and making choices based on the search for a simpler, happier life. Oh yeah, and we chat about Meatfest! What’s that u ask? Come and find out!