“Let the friction of your fear be the wind
that gives your dreams flight”


As a young boy, I was a bit different than everybody else. I was extra smart, extra energetic, and most of all, I loved to break the rules. Obviously, as you can imagine, I spent a lot of time in the hallways at school and was eventually expelled from school at the age of 10.

This sent me into a dark place in life, growing extremely sad and lonely not being able to spend time with my friends, watching them play, separated by the school’s chain link fence. I decided that I never wanted to feel alone again and I’d do everything needed to become the most successful businessman that the world had ever seen!

I went out and got a job in sales, I worked really hard at this job to become the best sales person that they had ever employed. I was 17, working 20-hour days and would often sleep under my desk. I was always the first one in the office and the last one to leave. I did this with a few companies, always focusing on learning and growing and becoming more and more successful.

When I was 19, I decided to go out and start my own online marketing business; with no prior experience, I did what had always worked for me and immersed myself fully into the space. I began to experiment and diversify the company’s offering and product mix, quickly moving into online sales and distribution. I became very successful, very quickly; my company produced $2 million in revenue in the first year with a staff of 20. I made a lot of money, had a nice penthouse, the sports car, and won a bunch of awards and recognition. I had everything that I thought that I had always wanted!

I had everything that I ever thought that I had wanted. But all of these things were meaningless; I didn’t feel worthy of my success. I still saw myself as the kid who was who was alone and lonely and no matter how much money I made these feelings didn’t go away. To suppress this, I kept throwing myself into work, sometimes up to 100 hours per week. I didn’t exercise and when the pain got too bad, I drank, a lot. I started to drink in the morning, at night, and when I couldn’t sleep, I’d pop a bunch of sleeping pills.

This is when my health started to fail me. I was 22 and started to get headaches, I was exhausted, my stomachaches turned into IBS, and to top it off, I started to get whole body itches. I continued to not listen to my body and when I finally went to see the doctor, I was diagnosed with stage 4 peripheral T-cell lymphoma, an extremely rare, deadly, and untreatable form of cancer with an expected survival time of a couple years. So in the way that I’ve thrown myself into everything in life, that anything, if you worked hard enough, was possible, I tried to cure it.

Not willing to accept my death sentence, and in the way that I’ve thrown myself into everything in life, that anything, if you worked hard enough, was possible, I tried to cure it. I reached out to global experts and leading clinicians, assembling a world-class team to assist me in researching alternative treatment methods with the resources that I had accumulated through my business success, but I was unsuccessful. It would take too long, and I would be dead before any traditional medical treatments were available to me. I wanted to find some special solution, some way of solving my problem.

Not willing to accept my death sentence, I reached out and looked into the world to see if anyone had the same situation as me. Diagnosed with something that there was no treatment, where there was no chance for survival. I wanted to see how that worked out for them, to see if any of them survived.

To my surprise, I found one, and then another, and then another, and then I found a whole bunch of people who challenged the way that I thought about the world. It gave me ideas, and most importantly, it gave me a plan – a conclusion that if I did what they did, that maybe I would be able to cure my incurable diagnosis. So I did exactly that, I did what they did. And I became better, simple as that.

I explored the cutting edge of mind-body and alternative medicine, including the emerging field of psychoneuroimmunology, focusing on finding a solution through mastering health, the inner journey, and living a life of epic joy. This didn’t happen over night, it took a couple of years. It took a lot of learning. It took a lot of diving into the shadows as I call it – the part of us that we are unwilling to accept, the parts that control us, the part of us that we resist. And because we resist, it becomes stronger and more controlling.

But as I learned about them, embraced my shadows, and came to understand them, I became much more powerful: in my life, in my success, in my choice of emotions that express, and ultimately in my ability to allow a terminal cancer diagnosis to just disappear.

And so today, I am the walking miracle, the anomaly, I’m the against all odds that actually worked out. Or am I?

Is it possible that by following some predictable set of behaviors, a way of doing things, that a person who is sick. Whether it is a terminal cancer or MS or ALS or depression could just become well? Is it possible that this is knowledge exists in the world, but because nobody makes any money telling the story, it doesn’t come out? Told just by crazy people on webcams, on YouTube channels about this miraculous power we may have but never defined by science, never measured, never structured, never proven beyond a reasonable doubt so that people around the world could live the truth.

People like us, people reading this website right now, there are people with cancer, and they don’t know what to do about it. There are other people that know that it’s coming; they have some genetic predisposition to it. And then there are other people that have family members who have cancer. This is an issue for us, one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer and one in four will die of cancer. This is us right now, right here. So what do we do about that?

Before, after, during. That’s what I’m about, I’m about figuring that out and teaching the world how to live a better way. How to realize the power we have to live in better health and I’m looking forward to sharing this with you in my new book. We’re still working on the title, it’s about to come out. If you’re interested, sign up for my newsletter and I will send you my free eBook, 10 Steps to Epic Joy.

I’ve started the Perception Medicine Foundation, which started as a group of people in Vancouver that has now expanded to a group of notable, pioneering doctors dedicated to broadening our scientific and practical understanding of how the human mind directly influences the genesis, advancement, regression, and remission of disease. More specifically, that how a person perceives themselves and their relationship with the world around them has a dramatic influence on the origin, progression, and resolution of serious illness. By changing the way we think, we can avoid many of our most serious diseases and resolve those that allopathic medicine has been unable to remedy.

So I want to leave you with this awareness. That the world is not the way that most of you think it is. You have much more power than you think you do. And by honouring your body, mind, and spirit, perfect health is available to all of us.

So after this journey of 10 years, summarizing 2,000 scientific papers, 200 books, travelling around to countless conferences, meeting 100’s of doctors and mind body professionals and healers, and thousands of hours of meditation in one form or anther, what did I learn? What’s the key to all of this?

It’s really simple. Love. Love what you do. Love yourself, love the people in your life, love and appreciate every moment of your life and your being. And most importantly love yourself, because you deserve it.

Read about Steve’s inspiring healing journey in his upcoming book,
CURING TERMINAL: From Death-Sentence Diagnosis
to the Healing Power of Perception Medicine



  • Grant Thornton LLP and Canada Chamber of Commerce Private Business Growth Award Finalist, 2014
  • Notable.ca Fusion Go Further Entrepreneurship Award Finalist, 2014
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2011, 2014
  • Top 40 under 40 Business in Vancouver, 2006
  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers Short List, 2012
  • Who’s Who in America, 2006-2012


  • Founder, Perception Medicine Foundation, 2014 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation, 2010 – Present
  • Founder, Adventure 2 Advance, 2010 – Present
  • Founder, Rise Initiative, 2012 – Present
  • Board of Directors, TCL Foundation, 2008 – 2010
  • Mentor, LifePilot, 2003 – 2006
  • Keynote and Volunteer, Kids Help Phone, 2011 – 2012


  • Foundation for Shamanic Studies
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics
  • Face The World
  • Endeavor
  • imagine1day
  • Room to Read
  • American Botanical Council
  • adventure 2 advance


  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), 2014 – Present
  • The Executive Committee (TEC), 2005 – Present
  • Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), 2002 – Present
  • Burrard Toastmasters, 2009 – Present
  • King David Masonic Lodge, 2006 – Present
  • American Herbal Products Association, 2008 – Present
  • American Society of Pharmacology, 2008 – Present
  • The Terminal City Club, 2001 – Present
  • American Botanical Council, 2008 – Present


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