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Today is my second day of my 90 days “Extreme Me” Challenge.

“Why are you Doing this Challenge?” would you ask.

Let’s say that Christmas is 84 days away and the new year 89 days away.

The end of the year is always a really tough time for me personally. While I love the holiday season it can also be a really stressful and chaotic time especially this year.

The last three years have been very tough and stressful and demanding.

In 2016, shortly after being laid off, West Corporation shutting down its Omnipod division after losing the customer to the competition, I was diagnosed with advanced phase 3 colon cancer and was given 3 months to live if nothing was to be immediately done about it.

Accordingly, my knee surgery replacement was delayed and I immediately started radiation and chemotherapy. Then, this was surgery, removal of a major part of my rectum, wearing a bag and removal of the bag. While all prognostics were favorable for the next 6 months, having lost control of my anal sphincter, I was shitting in my pants and shitting the sheets on a regular basis.

Then, it was 2017 when I ended up to the Kingston General Hospital Intensive Care Unit on two occasions. The first one when I ended up fully dehydrated and the doctors had to perform what they did call “Dehydration Resuscitation” and a second time where surgery had to be urgently performed due to a severe cholangitis.

2018 was not a better year.

All year long I had to go to the hospital for follow ups and I was running out of money. Above everything else, I had to deal with a very chagrined and depressed life partner.

2019 was even worse.

On January 17th 2019, due to negligence and incompetence of my so-called surgeon, following a failed laparoscopic gallbladder removal, once again, between life and death, I was ending up in the Kingston General Hospital Intensive Care Unit only to be released from the hospital on April 27.

Yes, indeed, the last few years of my life were not the best of my life.

Following my release from the hospital last April, I had to deal with a major loss of income. Being physically impaired, no longer being able to manage dockings, I had to resign myself to sell my boat. I then had to deal with an N12 Notice and move from a very big house to a very small house. And, all of this while still having to deal with a still very chagrined and depressed life partner.

You are Still Wondering Why I’m Doing the Challenge?

Let’s say that I do not give up very easily. I am a huge fan of positivism and setting new big scary goals and I need, to turn my life around now.

Desperate times call for desperate solutions.

They say it takes 30 days to build a new habit. So, in times where things are getting very chaotic, giving myself 90 full days to reinvent myself can really help me stay on track and take me into the new year prepared to chase down my dreams.

The “Extreme Me” 90 days challenge is all about finishing the last 90 days of this year strong and starting a new life.

Tomorrow Starts Today

Tell me, what is your challenge?



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Michel Ouellette JMD, ll.l, ll.m

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Michel Ouellette /  Joseph Michael Dennis, is a former attorney, a Trial Scientist, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense and Free Speech.

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Our society has become an overprotective mother.

Overprotecting people reduce their competence and this, associated with a kind of social immaturity is one of the major pathologies of our present days culture.

More and more people are now relying solely on the News Media and the Web, without questioning the facts, to validate their action and pathological societal disorders.

We are living a psychological epidemic

Today, thanks to the web and the news media allowing all the “sick” people and marginal groups of this world to validate their being and way of life, we are now living in a society of self-diagnosed individuals and collectives multiplying and glorifying their immoral and asocial pathologies.

Being a straight, moral and intelligent person is no longer the norm. By simply finding all sorts of people who act and think like them, people suffering from borderline personality disorders or merely acting like total assholes are now justifying their own existence and behavior.

More and more people and minority groups, are now justifying their immoral, amoral and depraved conduct and way of life only and simply because they now feel that they are not alone. We now live in a society of self-diagnosed people multiplying and glorifying immoral pathologies.

Being a victim, a member of whatever minority, feeling like being harassed, oppressed and persecuted, blaming everyone else other than ourselves for our condition, throwing rocks at everyone instead of empowering ourselves is the new norm.

It is time to fight back

When being the most oppressed victim gives you the highest status, then it’s a race to the bottom.

When the regular straight and moral and more than often white guy becomes the new minority, we definitely have a serious societal problem.

Throwing rocks at everyone, every institution and in every window that you come across will never solve any problem. On the contrary! Such an attitude is only creating more problems, exacerbating people and public opinion.

Our society has become this overprotective mother and playing the victim card with the highest degree of status is really bad omen.

For everyone that is now wrongly and unjustly lapidated on the public place, it is now time to stand up and fight back.


 J. Michael Dennis is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense & Free Speech.

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Fightback. Join the revolution now

Lately, our right to privacy and maintaining our reputation seems to be an uphill battle.

The general disregard towards our right to protect our privacy and reputation is challenge as never before compared to any of the past generations.

Safeguarding our privacy and reputation is nothing about having something to hide. Privacy is about something to protect. Today, our reputation is who we are. That is what we believe in, what people believe in and who you want to become.

Privacy is the right to one self. It is what gives us the ability to share with the world who we are, on our own terms, for people to understand what we are trying to be. Without privacy, without a good reputation, we lose the ability to be ourselves.

The right to privacy is the source, the quintessence of all other rights.

Freedom of speech doesn’t have a lot of meaning if it is depriving us or anyone of a quiet space to decide what it is that you actually want to say or do and this last year was an unfathomable blow to the case of personal and public privacy.

People and Institutions are falling from the skies like dead flies. This is the result of a broken legal system, using the internet to destroy lives and reputations. Phones at sexual assault hotlines all over the world are ringing off the hooks, organizations are scrambling for help and media love it.

With the aggressive and increasing rapid demise of our basic rights to privacy in plain sight, it would be careless for anyone to only rely on businesses or governments to protect oneself. It is now up to each one of us to do whatever is necessary to protect our way of life and prevent anonymity in public to become a thing of the past.



 J. Michael Dennis is a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Expert, a Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Specialist, a Warrior for Common Sense & Free Speech, The Ultimate Fixer helping you achieve greatness.


Thanks to Alyssa Milano, the #MeToo movement is now creating a moral panic.

If you have spent any time on social media lately and watching the news, you have probably been shocked and sad to see the incredible viral spread of the hashtag #MeToo Movement.

The #MeToo Movement is the product of a broken legal system, using the internet to cause stars to fall from the skies. Phones at sexual assault hotlines all over the world are ringing off the hooks, organizations are scrambling for help and media love it.

No one’s reputation is off limit anymore.

Tarana Burke

It is in 2016 that social activist and community organizer Tarana Burke created the expression “Me Too” on Myspace, as part of a grassroots campaign to promote “empowerment through empathy” among “women of color” having experienced sexual abuse.

Alyssa Milano

On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged spreading the expression as part of an awareness campaign in order to reveal the ubiquity of the problem among all women.

On January 4, 2018 Milano announced in an article published in the Rolling Stone magazine that she and 300 other women in the film industry were now supporting another movement called Time’s Up, an initiative aiming to help fight sexual violence and harassment and inequality in the workplace with creative strategies ranging from establishing a legal defense fund to aid working-class women to lobbying for legislation that would punish companies that foster environments for harassment.

In this exclusive essay for Rolling Stone, Milano explains how she was working to make sure that Time’s Up will have a positive effect for women both inside Hollywood and in the world at large.

After millions of people started using the phrase, and it spread to dozens of other languages, the purpose changed and expanded, as a result it has come to mean different things for different people and whoever you are, if you have any skeleton in your closet of any kind, your reputation is more at risk than ever.

A new comer:

In the aftermath of the #MeToo Movement a new worldwide denunciation is born: by People Intouch, a multi-language, integrated phone/web misconduct reporting & case management website.

The SpeakUp® Phone and Web System are designed for communicating with anonymous reporters of misconduct all over the web and make sure that all misconducts reported can be judged and investigated in a fair way [they say,] for all parties involved and to create a SpeakUp Culture without fear of retaliation.

Based in Amsterdam, People Intouch, a truly international company operating in 57 countries and 70+ different languages, was founded in 2004 to accommodate organizations seeking a European alternative to the American approach to whistle-blowing.

Again, whoever you are, wherever you are, if you have any skeleton in your closet of any kind, your reputation is more at risk than ever.

Is all this going too far?

While  many women may consider the #MeToo movement an important step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and wrongdoing, this never has been the final intended goal of the movement. This was only part of it and in the wake of the #MeToo movement analysis, we have somehow lost the intended plot and story-line.

Instead of celebrating a movement that was looking forward to making workplaces safer for women, classrooms better learning environments for girls and public spaces more accessible to all genders, women are now strangely only focusing on men.

Today, the alleged evil behavior of Weinstein, in other words, goes far beyond the Hollywood casting couch. For women, monsters are everywhere. In the hostile world that women face, we are now told, Weinsteins lurk around every corner.

Are all these Good Feminists fair-minded people?

Are all these Good Feminists fair-minded people or are they only, feeding into the very old narrative that holds women to be incapable of fairness or of considered judgment, giving their opponents another reason to deny them positions of decision-making in the world?

While I do believe that due process shall be applied to both, the denunciator and the denounce and that everyone’s rights shall be respected, many [including women] are now questioning whether the #MeToo Campaign has created a moral global societal panic and if there should be greater transparency in the nature and motives of the denunciations.

Sadly, some people would rather cast stones at all men and cast all women as victims.

The #MeToo movement has already received a fair share of criticism and the way it is going; the movement is doomed. Though they may have wanted to be in solidarity with other women, too many women have joined #MeToo too quickly and unthinkingly.

Meantime if you still have to fight for your reputation, let me know. It is time for everyone that is unduly and unfairly crucified on the public place to fight back.


JMD, a former attorney, a Crisis & Reputation Management Specialist is a Columnist for The Futurist Daily News and editor of the Social and Political Blog Follow JMD on Twitter @ jmdlive and visit the following JMD websites: , and



Tarana Burke accepted the title of the leader of the MeToo movement but has also stated she considers herself a worker of something much bigger: “A movement that includes both men and women of all colors and ages and supports marginalized people in marginalized communities.