Chaz who?

Hi, Chaz here.

I’m a mid-40 something veteran of some of lifes challenges.  This is a good thing.

I have blogged for a few years and find it a great way to learn from and share with people on similar journeys.  Many of us on considerably different journeys also cross paths at what seem to be just the right moments and just long enough for us to learn something from one another.

I am a husband, father, step-father, brother, son, friend, employee and boss.  I live outside of a major Canadian city.  Among my interests are personal growth, marital growth, parental growth, health and fitness, and helping others with all of the above.

I remain relatively anonymous because it allows me to speak candidly about many important topics.  I am also a sober member of AA and have been for a number of years.  I find I can comment more relevantly on Alcoholism and Addiction when anonymous.

I have survived and thrived through divorce, depression, alcoholism, financial challenges, and career changes. 

My personal journey has drawn me to focus on the here and now, rather than be remorseful of the past or anxious about the future.  This is the current focus of my journey and a concept that I recommend to all.  Life is good!  Not because perfection has been delivered to us, but because there are things to be grateful for in all circumstances.

Most of us live in great nations that offer us many opportunities to live in freedom and happiness.  We need to maintain positive, healthy attitudes and actions to live in the freedoms and happinesses available to us.

I can be reached privately at

My previous blog is

I anticipate doing more commenting on the blogs of others over the next few months than posting my original material here.  That may change, but I state this to make clear that I am around, even if new posts are not up for a while.




12 Responses to Chaz who?

  1. eremophila says:

    I look forward to reading more of your journey Chaz. I’ve found that undoing the conditioning has been a great way to move forward without the chains of the past, but identifying the aspect is as challenging as changing it.

  2. Chaz says:

    Yes, there certainly are two phases to change…. detection and correction. We don’t know what we don’t know and we certainly can’t change what we don’t see.

    Thanks for popping in.



  3. Deborah Ailman, Law of Attraction Coach says:

    Hi Chaz. I just wanted to say thank you for reading my blog and leaving your wonderful comments. They mean so much to me.
    Also wanted to let you know I am starting a new class called “Pump Up the Positive Vibes” it is designed to help you live a happier life.
    You can check it out at

    • Chaz says:

      Hi Deborah…. thanks. And thanks for your daily positive thoughts. I find them very inspirational and timely. Am on holiday this week with limited web access so havent been around much. Will check out your class. Ciao. Chaz

  4. Melissa Clark says:

    Thank you for your comments and your continuing journey which is shared on your site. Best of wishes on your marriage, your parenting, and your aspirations!

    • Chaz says:

      Thanks Melissa….

      In reading your blog, sounds like we have travelled some similar roads.

      Always nice to run into a fellow journeyor.

      See ya on the blogs.



  5. Thank you for reading my blog. We share the same journeys. Good luck and God bless

  6. Debbie says:

    Dear Chaz –It’s award season at TMG. I’m nominating you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Not being completely comfortable with the awards or the requirements that accompany them, I’ve taken many liberties. The biggest is that I’ve created a new category on my side bar, linking to my favorite posts, instead of my favorite blogs.
    ( I don’t know about you, but I can be 100% with someone on one post and in almost complete disagreement on another!) 😉
    Feel free to accept or ignore the award. My hope is simply to get even more people to read your wonderful blog.
    I’m starting with 3 posts that I really like for 3 very different reasons. One is your post: Legalism. I loved it! You’ll pop up in tomorrow’s post.
    Thank you for your wise words here at One Direction Forward.

    • Chaz says:

      Hi Debbie…. why thank you! It is quite an honour.

      I am sorry I have been away from my blog for a few days with work, New Years, and a renovation at home.

      No problem if there are things agreed with and not agreed with… no two of us will see all things the same ways.

      I will pop by your blog and take a look…. brb.

      Ok, I’m back…. I see what you mean now. Yes, I graciously accept a spot on your link list!

      Talk soon.



  7. Hi Chaz
    I just found your blog through another – recoveringanorexic – and though I can’t say I’ve struggled with things similar to those that you have, but your words are inspirational to me nevertheless. I have yet to experience what adulthood holds, but I through reading your blog I realize that everything is manageable if you put your mind to doing something about it. Thank you!

  8. Chaz says:

    Hi I Just….

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Glad you found some relevance. Keep hanging with good people and you will absorb good things. It is amazing what we can learn from people who aren’t necessarily on the exact same path, but parallel in some way.

    See ya on the blogs!


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