Tag: Caring

  • Cause of Death

    Cause of Death

    Suicide is the method of death, the cause is mental illness. Why are we afraid to say that?

  • Happy Dad’s Day

    Happy Dad’s Day

    Any man can be a father; it takes a very special person to be a real Dad though.

  • This is Me!

    This is Me!

    Wanted to quickly share somethings, so I guess this is a “quicky” post. I did one of those stupid Facebook quizzes today – the kind of thing I tell everyone NOT to do because they’re just mining your friends and personal information. I was bored though. It resulted in a word cloud made up of…

  • Where Did Everyone Go?

    Where Did Everyone Go?

    I think it started with Automated Teller Machines (ATM). TD Bank introduced us to the Green Machine and we fell in love. No longer did we have to wait in line to deposit our pay-cheques or withdraw money. Convenience was king. Soon all the other banks followed suit. Then came the self-checkouts, also known as…

  • Timeless Advice 

    Timeless Advice 

    I recently turned 60, and it’s been a surreal experience. I tell myself that I’m not “really” 60, and then I look in the mirror and realize that yes, sadly I really am. I thought I would commemorate this depressing occasion by sharing a story from my youth, that helped me to terms with growing…

  • For the Love of Books

    For the Love of Books

    I love books. All books. I hold them in the highest reverence. I love to hold them, smell them, read them, listen to them; I love hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, and ebooks. I have collected leather bound books most of my adult life, especially the classic authors like Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare, Tolkien,…

  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety

    A few years ago, I had a conversation with a coworker that has stuck in my mind ever since. It was about the difference between work friends and “real” friends. Her opinion was that work friends were temporary friends – when you changed jobs, any friendships made at your previous employment were dissolved. I found that perspective…

  • Be Healthy… Stay Well

    In this post, I’m going to share with you a story and tell you about a series of events to led me to discover a health professional who has helped me to find my way to a healthier self. First the story. A couple of years ago, I started experiencing some disturbing symptoms. My blood…

  • Who’s on Trial?

    Who’s on Trial?

    I’ve been following the Jian Ghomeshi trial and have an admission to make – when I listened to the evidence provided by his lawyer about the first two accusers, I thought “Who sends flirtatious emails to someone who has attacked them?” Immediately I doubted their credibility. Then I thought more about it. Isn’t that like…

  • Ok, let’s talk: A response to the Bell Let’s Talk campaign

    Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day. I agree, but there’s more to talk about than Bell would like to admit. This is my first time actually re-posting another blog post, but what it says is so important. You need to read it. Vision Passion Action This post was written by Danielle Landry. She teaches Mad…