A LIFE'S WORK
3 years ago I met Mike Bradley.
My friend & colleague Nathalie Niddam told me about this amazing guy. Nat thought we’d click, and she was right.
One night we drove-up to his massive farm just a couple of hours outside of the city to learn about his vision for a place he was building called “Woodfield.” Over bottles of red wine, huddled around an ancient wood stove in a converted maple syrup shack, Mike shared with us his dream to build a natural retreat centre to help kids, adults and families re-connect to their health, strength & creativity through the natural world.
Mike was battling cancer and had made a decision to use the disease to help him discover his true nature, through nature. In the process, he was going to heal himself & build a place that he could invite others to for the same purpose.
We’ve been keeping in touch over the last few years. A few days ago I went up to visit Mike & Woodfield, I wasn’t planning on shooting any video, but as he took me on a tour of the 400-acre property with the enthusiasm of a kid on Christmas morning, I couldn’t help but grab my iPhone and started filming.
This is a great story, and there is a lot more to come.
- Dhani Oks