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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, a contributor toThe Road Movie 2017 (documentary on Men’s Grief) and is a self-published author with a book of short stories entitled 100 Quickies.

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.

Insights From 100 Beds in 84 Months

Gone was the daily grind… Life became an adventure, full of travel and jumping into new experiences.

Are You Man Enough?

Modern-day man. Tough, competitive, emotionless. Expression by anger or silence. But what if…?

Are You Photoshopping Your Life?

Human nature: over-emphasizing the wonderful, or exaggerating the hardships. Keeping a ‘level-head’ is difficult.

Are You Emotionally Responsible?

Who is in control? You, or your emotions?

Why Minimalism Isn’t For Everybody

The essence of minimalism is to own less stuff and thus simplify your life. There are challenges though…

A Revolutionary Approach To New Year’s Resolutions

How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? A whopping 92% of them fail. There is another way…

The Daily Grind

His mind started its usual morning walk through of the “must-do’s”, “should-do’s” and “want-to-do’s” of the days ahead.

The Most Important Question To Ask When Making A Decision

Asking this question isn’t selfish, it’s self-care, and in your best interests.

Be Empowered To Overcome The Struggle

It is through struggle that we grow, learn about our self, our character, morals and values. Struggle forces us to look in the mirror and decide who we want to be.

Why Men’s Circles May Be Beneficial For You

It was easy to convince myself not to go… but I kept my deepest, darkest and most revealing thoughts and emotions to myself.