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Living in Canada and Costa Rica, Rick Fortier is a writer of fiction and non-fiction,  speaker and teacher – helping men choose to be empowered and to live a life of authenticity and integrity.

He has been a featured guest on podcasts, a guest contributor to various Men’s Wellness websites, a panelist on International Men’s Day Tele-conference on Men’s Mental Health, is listed as a resource for men on The Men’s List (the best place for men to find help), and the author of the novel, The Shift Squad.

Rick shares his perspectives and experiences to help men recognize cultural pressures and encourage men to choose the man they want to be.

Rick’s core values are vulnerability, compassion, honesty, respect and acceptance.

I have stories to tell, experiences and perspectives to share.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Pt. 5: Misplaced Identity

We typically associate our identity with what we do – our roles and labels. This is a problem.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Pt. 4: Choosing Authenticity and Living Your Priorities

How to live authentically and focus on your priorities to enhance your mental and emotional well-being.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Pt. 3: The Meaning of Life and Out of Control

The meaning of life events and what is in your control are intimately connected.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Pt. 2: How You Learn

Understanding the process of learning will increase the likelihood of successful change.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Pt. 1: Your Thoughts are Powerful

This is the first is a series of articles to help you support and increase your emotional and mental well-being.

Practical Tools for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being – Life Skills You Never Learned in School

Learn to manage your mental and emotional well-being and increase your sense of peace, confidence, and self-empowerment.

CREATE a New Response from the Feeling of Rejection

You can CREATE a new response when you feel rejected (or any other unwanted emotional reaction).

Why Getting Defensive Is Unhelpful in Significant Relationships – And What to do About It

My mind shut down to what was being said to me. I was on autopilot, waiting for my chance, and I blurted out the word.

6 Keys To A Peacefully Disruptive Relationship

We all desire at least one relationship that is deeply meaningful, one where we are free to be our true self.

Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying

To be busy living is ripe with challenge and uncertainty. So many opt for the safer option and are busy dying.