“The unvaccinated are dangerous.” “The unvaccinated should be denied hospital care to leave room for the responsible.” These social media comments shocked me and made me cry.

Why? Because I am unvaccinated. Now before you go off the deep end on a tangent, I want you to hear me out. I have all my other vaccines, I am not an anti-vaxxer, but I am against the Covid Vaccines. Why am I against the Covid vaccines? Firstly, because I am allergic to the Covid vaccines that are out right now. …


We all want changes in our life. We spend much of our lives chasing after bigger and better. We want the better job, the bigger paycheque, the better vehicle, the bigger house, to own a successful business. We all have a vision of what we want, desire and deserve in our lives but sometimes we don’t achieve those things because the changes we make towards achieving those dreams don’t last and we give up. An example of this would be when we all make New Year’s Resolutions. We get all excited to change as of January 1st but then after…


How many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions already? We get all excited in December. Then the week leading up to New Years, we go “come January 1, things are going to be so much different!” We start making all these plans and implementing all these changes come January 1, but then they don’t last. Why? Over the next few posts, I’m going to address this, as there is more than one factor involved. Today, we’ll look at one of the ingredients to making lasting change.

For a long time, I wondered what the secret was…


Give her anything she wants for pain because I don’t think she’s going to make the night…

I last left off with how I started to improve my life after that February 2017 hospital stay where I walked a fine line between life and death.

After being released from the hospital, I started loving my life. I realized how much life was a gift! I went out and lived… really lived.

But then everything came crashing down on me again in July 2017. I was back in hospital again with another infection, another pancreatitis attack. The pancreatitis wasn’t as bad…


I put my elbows on the cold brown table in front of me and held my head in my hands. God, please… I’m not ready to die.

Welcome to Part 2 of my story! Yesterday, I left off with how I had just started my impaired driving prevention speaking business and was taking life for granted. I said everything changed in February 2017. What happened to change my perspective. Well dear reader… here is the next part of the story…. Part 2

February 14, 2017 — Valentines Day. It should have been a day of celebration with my Husband, but…


The logo of my business, Northern Spirit Productions Inc.

On October 24, 2004, my life changed forever because of someone else’s decision.

At the time I was working as a law enforcement officer in Alberta, Canada.

That night, at about 11:30 p.m., I had just fallen asleep when I heard my door bell ring. Now this was a Sunday evening, so it seemed awful suspicious that my doorbell would be ringing that late at night on a Sunday evening. Being an Officer, I always thought safety first. So I started sneaking down the stairs in the dark. The doorbell rang again and again and again. Finally I heard someone…


The other night, the unthinkable happened. I kept saying to myself that even though my business was closed, things would be okay because my Husband was still working. There was still his pay cheque that would cover the mortgage, groceries and part of the bills. But that thinking got shot down in an instant.

My Husband came in the door. I was sitting at the dining room table, reading a business book while also keeping an eye on supper in the kitchen. …


I went into a deep dark place… a place nobody wants to be. Everything seemed so hard, so impossible… but then a few friends helped me to turn it around.

In my last post, I had said I would try to post daily on my progress on saving my business. That was my intent, but then I allowed myself to get overwhelmed and I went into a deep dark place. That place nobody wants to be. Everything seemed so hard, so large, so impossible. I couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed. I hadn’t slept more than a couple…


I haven’t really formally introduced myself yet. If this is your first time reading my blog, then welcome!

My name is Amanda Oling. I’m a motivational speaker, impaired driving prevention speaker and I also own a DJ company that specializes in weddings, fundraisers, gala’s and Christmas parties. Prior to COVID-19, my DJ business had roughly 60 weddings booked and my speaking business had a full tour schedule from April to June. Things were looking bright and I was looking forward to having a record level of income. I had just purchased the DJ business in April 2019 and still owed…


There are no failures in life. Stop and think about that saying for a minute. Maybe you think that saying is crazy or impossible. Because, after all, how many of us are saying we’re feeling like a failure or feeling defeated right now?

I know I have felt like that a few times during this pandemic and needed to snap myself out of the downward spiral of feeling defeated and depressed. The embarrassment of having to ask for a deferral on my mortgage, of begging the bank for an emergency business loan (as both of my businesses are event based…

Amanda Oling — Rediscover Your Brilliance

I’m a motivational speaker, impaired driving prevention speaker and someone who loves to positively impact the world!

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