A decision to live intentionally is a choice you can make at any time that will affect the quality and richness of your life.

Too often we forget how much agency we have in our own lives. In our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, we can find ourselves feeling rigidly contained by decisions we made early on. We doggedly stick to what we decided years ago and fail to understand our ability to make new choices more attuned with who we are now. We wait for our retirement, a time we believe we can really start living. Yet, when we retire, we fall into a new trap that constrains the choices we believe are available to us. Our false beliefs about what older people can and should do box us in.

A well-lived life is an intentional life. It’s a life where you deliberately choose to stay curious, maintain a sense of adventure, remain interested and open to new ideas, seek out opportunities, and focus on the things that matter to you, not on what you should be doing or on what you see other people do.

This episode is dedicated to my uncle, John Garry Kerr (April 30, 1932 – July 12, 2023), who served as an example for me and so many others about how to live intentionally, joyfully and exuberantly, always.


If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.

My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.

I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.