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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.

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.

How 3 Tropical Storms Provided Me 10 Valuable Life Lessons

I am cut-off from the outside world, it’s not the first time, nor is it by choice…

How Words Fuel Or Fight Our Feelings Of Inadequacy

It is common for men to feel inadequate. Men are pressured at a young age to adhere to masculine norms.

Why So Many Men Are Attracted To Addictive Behaviours

What if addiction isn’t about the chemical ‘hooks’? What if, instead, it’s about the cage we’ve built for ourselves?