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Lifestyle Wellness Wisdom

Staying strong, calm and productive during trying times

I live and work remotely; the latter for most of my career. I thought I would share some of the things I have always done to thrive in times when I’ve felt isolated. Due to my lifestyle, I am more removed from COVID-19 than most people. But this hasn’t stopped me from worrying constantly about […]

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Lifestyle Mental Health Nature

Nature as a cure

Most of us already know that time in nature is good for us. But do we really know just how good? I spoke with Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych, who is a national thought leader on mental health.

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Action Mental Health Stories

Addiction, mental illness, and hope

Even with all that’s been accomplished by campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk, many people don’t understand that addiction is also a mental illness.

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Lessons Lifestyle Wellness Wisdom Writing

My 3 words for 2020

I’ve participated in marketing guru, speaker, and author Chris Brogan’s #my3words a few times, but this year I’ll be doing so with more intention.

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Writing

Pushing through the blocks to blogging

So maybe…you’re ready to get blogging? Or, maybe you know you need some help. You’ll find it here.

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Arts Mental Health Wellness

Post-secondary peer support: Meeting students where they are at

Peer support can prompt conversations that may never happen otherwise and help to reduce the stigma around mental health. It can also save lives.

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Mental Health

World Suicide Prevention Day

Take some time today, World Suicide Prevention Day, to learn more about suicide and to honour those who have been affected.

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Lessons Lifestyle People Wisdom

Teaching empathy and helping students see themselves in the world

Niki Taylor, a new teacher, shares her refreshing perspectives about seeking empathy, equality and community in the education system.

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Arts

A Tale of Two Acting Students

Stepheny Hunter and Peter Sarty, both Halifax based actors and recent graduates from the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University, exhibit bravery, brilliance and a heap of resilience as they pursue their acting careers,

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Arts Mental Health

A new look at an old story

The stunning images illustrator, artist and designer Angela Fournier created about addictions convey wisdom beyond her years.

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Mental Health Wellness

Reclaiming our love of food and ourselves

World Eating Disorders Action Day helps us understand that for many, issues with food and eating go way beyond how we look to the world.

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Lessons Mental Health

Nursing students share stories of substance use disorders

Nursing students tell their stories of addictions and develop the art of caring in the process.

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Mental Health People Wellness

Knowing our strengths helps us show up in the best way possible

Aligning our strengths and values, which occurs naturally, helps to give our lives more meaning, enabling us to do things in a better way, take better care of ourselves, and have a higher degree of life satisfaction

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People Stories

Food has been on my mind a lot lately

To heck with those New Year’s Resolutions! I’m making tacos…and celebrating the rich food traditions of family.

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Mental Health People Wisdom

Dr. Joti Samra shares how less can definitely be more

As a psychologist, Dr. Joti Samra sees the problematic side of over consumption, including its detrimental affects on our health. Less can definitely be more.

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Stories Writing

It may be time to tell a different story

If you can substitute someone else’s name in your story – and no one notices – you need to tell a different story.