Pets are good for your health

I recently caught one of my kid's cold. It's one of the many joys of parenting. In my case means that on top of having Graves' Disease, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma and (still untreated) sleep apnea, I have an extra issue that stops me from having a good night sleep. I currently look like a... Continue Reading →

What Fibromyalgia feels like

With Fibromyalgia everything from your mind, to your heart, to your bones and joints will ache without reprieve. There is no “better,” per say, that there will always be ups and downs and spirals and even possible health crises. I'm starting to forget who I was without the pain. You find yourself putting on a... Continue Reading →

Legal doesn’t equal Justice

The law is not a compass for what’s morally right. It wasn’t that long ago the law supported slavery, rape-marriage, and child labor. There are still many laws that shouldn’t exist anymore, that still go against basic human rights. For example, Forced child marriage is still legal in Canada. "Colonialism was legal. Slavery was legal.... Continue Reading →

Recovery takes time

There is no manual that teaches us how to live. We aren’t born with an instruction book giving us the answers to all the obstacles we will face in our lives. Recovering from a challenging time, situation or event usually does not happen quickly. This is a process that can take a long time, and... Continue Reading →

World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day. This year I find it's more important than ever to discuss this subject. With the horrors that is happening so close to home and the grumble about refugees locally. It's important to understand that with global warming, war, discrimination, unress and overpopulation, there will be more and more families... Continue Reading →

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President

Today marks Bidhya Devi Bhandari's birthday (June 29, 1961). I chose to write a blog about her because I think it's important that we know about women who have made a difference in the world. In 2015, Bidhya Devi Bhandari became the 1st woman President of Nepal. She has over 30 years of experience in... Continue Reading →

Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19th is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Violence against women, there is really more than we think. Women are often targeted in conflict. To get out of this is so much more difficult than you think. Even for those who succeed, there are also nightmares at night and... Continue Reading →

Lacking justice

The courts have too often been unable to convince citizens that justice can be done on sexual and hate crimes charges. The spirit of condemnation in Quebec is marked by reluctance to punish. Rehabilitation, a sacred word, remains the theoretical goal of our punitive system. Yet convicts often become repeat offenders. It amazes me how... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

On this special day. I want to give a special shout out to ... The father who deals with the baby's crying, who cradles him, who changes his diapers and who teaches him the first words.  To the father who is not "helping" the mother, but being a responsible father.  To bottle-feeding fathers who seek remedies... Continue Reading →

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