My name is Fedor Markvardt. I was born in 1975 in Leningrad, Soviet Union. When I was a kid, I went to a daycare, pioneer camp, and school as many other Soviet children. At school I was a mischievous student receiving bad marks on all subjects, with the exception of physical education and handyman classes. My parents tried to make something useful of me, and I took guitar, piano, and balalaika classes, but to my parent’s great disappointment I successfully forgot what I had learned. However, I reached a pretty good level in tennis.
During school years, I started smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and doing drugs. Somehow, I finished the high school and went on to study in a university just to avoid compulsory military service that every guy over 18 had to do. I studied there for the whole three months before I was expelled for a fight with another student. Then, I decided to study to be a cook. I actually managed to finish the college, but I never had a chance to work in this field. The cooking skills proved very handy for me because I lived alone for two years after the rest of my family had emigrated to Canada.
From 1992 to 1995 four of my best friends died for different reasons. It was a very hard time for me. I thought I was literally losing my mind. Can you imagine, at the age of 21 I had many gray hairs on the back of my head. I was tremendously depressed.
In 1996 I got a Canadian visa, so I emigrated to Canada and lived with my parents and sister in Edmonton. I did a number of odd jobs: delivered newspapers and pizza, drove a truck delivering heavy doors and windows for new homes, and worked in a construction company. One day I seriously hurt my shoulder lifting a 400 pounds linoleum piece. I took some days off and then realized that I need a different job, so I quit.
In 1997 my life changed dramatically – I broke my neck and became a quadriplegic. It was a huge shock for me, my family, and friends. Doctors did not want to operate on my neck for the first three days after the injury because they thought I was not going to make it. But I survived. I guess God saved me and gave me another opportunity to understand something and do something useful.
First few years I basically spent in bed because I was weak physically and spiritually. I was afraid to go out, talk to people, and had no interest in doing anything. I was even thinking of committing suicide. Because my mother was cheering me up, I overcame those kinds of thoughts.
In 1999 my mother died, so it was an even more difficult time for everybody in my family. I was recovering from her passing and the shock of being paralyzed very slowly, but with a great support from my sister, my Dad, and my friends, I managed to find some confidence. I also received great support from the Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association) and especially from Guy Coulombe. Later, I was persuaded by Margaret Conquest, who also worked in the CPA office, to go back to school and a few months later I decided to take a computer course in a college. Later, I took several other courses including English and Spanish languages.
Then, I took seven brilliant courses for health and spirit improvement founded by M. Norbekov and became a different person. I got rid of my fears, grievances, complaints, and finally I started to enjoy my life. While I attended the trainings of Alexander Markitanov, I gained the knowledge of ancient sages. I have been collecting this invaluable information from different sources for many years. I noticed that my knowledge aroused interest in other people and therefore I decided to conduct webinars online and do trainings on skype. I worked out a careful plan on how to help people cultivate their latent capabilities.
In 2014 my father died. Because of what I learned at Alexander Markitanov trainings about how to face a loss, I recovered pretty quickly, but still it was a tremendous shock for me. I couldn’t work on my website and particularly on finishing and publishing the book “Stairway to a dream”. Without a doubt, the death of the closest person is the hardest thing to deal with, but if a person knows the ‘literate view’ of how to face a loss, as described in the book, it is much easier to overcome the tough time.
I’ve been working hard to improve myself for quite a long time and now I can say, “I’m proud of myself!” Looking back, I see what a tremendous journey I have made. But I don’t look back for too long. Every day I work with my weaknesses and improve the technique to expand the consciousness. I communicate with my mentors often and I continue to develop new techniques. I never lose hope to walk again and to have my own family.
Every day life throws at us different lessons to be learned, but not everyone knows how to study in the school of life. I aspire to help other people learn more about these lessons and to acquire the skills that could improve their lives. Because of stereotypes, preconceptions, erroneous believes and fears that people might have, they stay “blind” and it interferes with the wise perception of the world. As individuals develop toxic ideas, they do harmful things and quite often pay a high price for them. However, many people are too afraid or too weak to change. What can I say? It’s their choice and they construct their life for themselves. By the end of the life they might regret what they didn’t do rather than what they did.
If it so happens that you are often in a bad mood, having problems at school, work, or home and you want to change your life for the better – I’d love to help you! I cannot solve your problems for you, but I will work with you to help you become confident, strong, and successful, so you could enjoy your life 100%! Most importantly, if you really want to accomplish something, you must make an effort yourself. For instance – I was able to quit bad habits, come out of depression, and to start enjoying the life fully.
I sincerely wish to see you healthy, strong, and happy! Please write me if you have questions or subscribe to receive free health tips at firstname.lastname@example.org