Aaron grew up in a small industrial steel town in a close knit Roman Catholic family with five siblings in a place where everyone knows everyone. A gregarious jock in high school, he played football and got into all kinds of mischief. When he finally decided to go away for university, everything seemed to be going as they should, studying history at Wilfrid Laurier University and playing football for the Golden Hawks, until one day he had his mind blown by one of his professors. The rock of belief that he had been brought up on had been shaken and now he was on a path searching for his own truth.
"Once you've awoken to something and seen it to be true and realize that's who you are, you can't force that consciousness on someone else. You can just live it and hope they see you doing it."
A rebel at heart, Aaron struck out on his own and discovered a world needing compassion, especially animals. Join us in a wonderfully winding conversation as he shares the epiphany that started his journey and the resulting impact it had on him and his family. In many ways, Aaron's self exploration reminds me of one of my favourite books, Siddhartha. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to interview him and I hope you will glean as many gems of wisdom from him as I did. Enjoy!
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