Mornings with TopicsWithPassion

Morning can be difficult for many reasons: lack of sleep, boring routine, too many responsibilities, too many worries, etc. Unfortunately, when we wake up with a negative outlook, everything seems darker and it makes it harder to find happiness and break the cycle. Here are 4 questions that can help break the negative cycle: What... Continue Reading →

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School should be a safe place for students

School should be a safe place for students, but too many times it is not. Whether it's bullying, peer pressure, rejection, learning disabilities, etc, too many administrations and teachers aren't equipped to ensure a school is a safe place where children can truly learn without being left behind and be themselves without being bullied or excluded.... Continue Reading →

The link between anxiety & learning disabilities

Anxiety is the #1 issue with individuals who have autism and also other neurological disorders like dyslexia. I have two children with learning disabilities and both have also been diagnosed with anxiety. The first step in developing good anxiety reduction strategies is to isolate the cause (s) of the anxiety and this can be different... Continue Reading →

What’s most shocking about University

What shocked me the University is the sheer number of female students who were there to find a husband. I couldn't believe that this type of thinking was still striving in society.  I might have been raised to aspire to marriage like many women, but I was never expected to make my life choices always... Continue Reading →

Jalousy isn’t love

Spousal violence always has psychological impacts no matter the form it takes. As a mother, I strongly believe pre-adolescent and adolescent prevention is essential for them to learn how to peacefully resolve conflicts that may arise in their first dating relationships. Young people must be taught that jealousy is not a sign of love. That... Continue Reading →

How I lost my crown

I grew up in a very small village. So small, it doesn't appear on any maps. The founding family died out and my family became the oldest established in the village. My grandparents had keys to every public building. This meant that I had access to these building when they were closed. As an introvert, this... Continue Reading →

What would be your 5 wishes for the future?

Imagine a crystal ball where you looked into the future and saw yourself at the end of life. Name 5 things you would like to see? I would want to see the following: My children have made it to adulthood healthy and happy; My husband and I have achieved financial security; That I have lived the... Continue Reading →

Lets talk about blood

Menstruation is not just a women's issue. It shouldn't be a dirty little secret that people whisper about behind closed doors. Why is it that most men have no problem with watching war movies, horror movies, action movies with lots of blood, but many of them lose it when someone starts talking about periods? All... Continue Reading →

Arachnid is cleaning the web

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection situated in Winnipeg Canada has developed a new tool called Arachnid to combat the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material on the Internet. The Arachnid is a very powerful automated crawler (robot) whose goal is to help reduce the online availability of child sexual abuse material and break the... Continue Reading →

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