What is #MakeitHappen Monday?



We’ve been posting a #MakeitHappen article pretty much every Monday for almost four years.  But what exactly is the point?  There are two main reasons for kicking off the week with a dose of positive energy; to inspire our readers to start each week with motivation to achieve their goals, and to remind myself of how I need to be living my life……on and off the bike.

Our Loving the Bike #MakeitHappen Monday series is a collection of thoughts and stories encompassing my view on the world as I relocated around the world between Canada, the Caribbean, and Texas….inspiring people to a life well lived.

The compilation of writing found within these articles has an underlying theme of bucking the system, remembering who you are, and being the person you dare to be.  It’s a chance for readers to find out that they aren’t alone in their thought….as different or diverse as it may be.

Each post is drawn from what I have experienced and seen while living and working in different Countries, and experienced different cultures.  The compilation is multi-generational as the topics range from “the positivity found in rap music lyrics” to “the lessons that can be learned from a mosquito”.

I hope our Monday posts have provoked thought…given hope….and entertained through messages written in a surferesque style and non-conventional approach.  But at the bottom of it all, it’s a collection of positive messages and the constant reminders that we all need.

I  live a non-traditional life, and have always focused on creating my own culture along the way.  While living in St. Kitts (West Indies), Austin, Texas, various parts of Canada, and now my home of Grenada, I feel I have gained a sense of what it takes for me to create a Make it Happen life.

I hope these words and writings will help you Make it Happen as well.  We’ll continue putting out our Motivational Monday posts and encourage you always remember to #MakeitHappen, #DoitNow, #CreateYourOwnCulture, and #1Love.

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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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