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,

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Mental Health People Wellness Wisdom

Mary Ann Baynton on being open to whatever work and life throw our way

Workplace relations specialist Mary Ann Baynton shares many insights including how setbacks may actually be opportunities in disguise.

Lifestyle Stories

#eastcoastwearehere: A whale of a day

September 2, Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia — There’s no doubt that the best things happen when we least expect them, as was the case on this whale of a day.

Lifestyle Stories Writing

#eastcoastwearehere: Walking in some very big footsteps

This writer was in awe, walking in some very big footsteps at the homestead of author Lucy Maud Montgomery in Cavendish, PEI.


Good Enough: Is there a Catch?

Despite continually honing our craft as writers, there those who will still choose our often worthy competitor, Good Enough.

Nature Wisdom

Repurposing: Tips, trends and knowing your audience

Top advice and trends from Andy Crestodina and Rohit Bhargava and lessons learned from the lake.

Mental Health

Recognizing our own heroes on International Women’s Day #IWD 2019

“It isn’t enough that she sweat, labored, bore her daughters howling or under total anesthesia or both. No. She must be responsible for our psychic weaknesses the rest of her life. It is alright to feel kinship with your father, to forgive. We all know that. But your mother is held to a standard so exacting that it has no principles.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum.

Mental Health

Shining a light on the need to talk about mental health

“You thought you’d be watching a sunset and all of a sudden you’re dropped in the middle of the ocean and you’re swimming for your life.” – Suicide survivor


A change of scenery is good for the soul

It can be helpful to step back when our values are being threatened so that we can better understood our emotional responses.