Maple Syrup!

Canada produces 71% of the world’s pure maple syrup, 91% of which is produced in Quebec.  In 2015 alone, the 10,847 maple farms found in Canada produced 8,908 gallons of maple syrup. The country’s Amerindian peoples (that's my ancestry) taught the early settlers how to harvest sap and boil it to make maple syrup. One of... Continue Reading →


When pain invades your dreams

When my back and leg pain gets really bad at night while I'm sleeping it is not uncommon for that pain to invade my dreams. I can't tell you how often I've dreamt that I was no longer to walk, that I lost the use of my legs. It's starting to get disturbing. My anxiety keeps telling... Continue Reading →

World Wildlife Day

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day. Wildlife is so much more important than most people realize to our survival. Wildlife Tourism Wildlife attractions account for between 20 and 40 percent of all tourism worldwide, with 3.6 to six million people visiting these sites annually. It's one of the reasons why I dislike wildlife tourism. I'm... Continue Reading →

Job Insatisfactions

Certainly having a job today is synonymous with privilege, but that does not mean that working is synonymous with happiness. To have little work or little responsibility, to the point of not knowing how to occupy one's days at work, is the dream of some people. However, what many people do not know is that this... Continue Reading →

Vacation isn’t a luxury

It is sometimes difficult to take a break or vacation for many people, especially in this society that puts performance at the expense of health. A guilt can tip the tip of the nose at the slightest stop, which often creates the feeling of being weak and not doing enough. Yet, taking time for yourself... Continue Reading →

Ching Shih – Pirate Queen

Today marks the Chinese New Year. On this day, I decided to write about a fascinating Cantonese woman whose story is an exceptional one. Throughout history, there have always been women who pushed back against the roles society set for them. Ching Shih was a prostitute working for a small brothel in Guangzhou who was... Continue Reading →

Sexism in the office

Sexism in the business world is still very present. A week ago my best friend was told that she cannot go out with the clients with her male coworkers because people would assume that she was sleeping around and they didn't want her to tarnish the company's image. She has the same job in marketing... Continue Reading →

For the love of hugs

Hugs and cuddling have a great importance since our youngest age. There is a large body of research claiming that without contact, many babies would not survive. Feeling affection, love and warmth are essential for a baby's health and development.  As a person who has issues with anxiety, hugs help me feel safe and loved.... Continue Reading →

Repressing your emotions is bad for you

If you seek to repress your emotions or avoid feeling them, it can have negative physical consequences that have been scientifically proven. if you are a very emotionally anxious person (like me) and you do not know how to avoid this emotional anguish, or even how to channel or express it, you may end up... Continue Reading →

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