Notable Heroes

Stories from people who combine their personal experiences and public profiles to connect and empower us.

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Sound mind: my bipolar journey from chaos to composure

A passionate, wholehearted performer known for her “vibrant cello playing” (The Whole Note), Dora-nominated cellist Erika Nielsen has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative artist, orchestral player, and educator. She is also the author of the multiple-award-winning and #1 bestselling memoir and wellness guide, Sound Mind: My Bipolar Journey from Chaos to Composure (Trigger Publishing, 2019), which won both a 2019 Nautilus Book Award (Gold) and a 2019 Canada Book Award,

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18 things I learned since my attack and the events that followed

I was attacked on the streets two years ago on September 5, by a stranger whose views towards women were not the best. He spat on the side of my face, l fought back which lead to being further attacked and pushed against the wall. Very derogatory things were said. It is blurry but somehow l escaped. I was shaking while having a panic and anxiety attack on the street.

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My Career Starting Injury

My name is Kieran Block and I was born on June 14, 1985. I am a World Champion in the sport of sledge hockey; I am a USports Hockey National Champion, a Western Hockey League Champion and a 3x National Coach at the provincial level in the sport of sledge hockey.

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Day 11 of Quarantine

Honestly, the first nine days if quarantine were an emotional roller coaster. There I am, standing in the middle of the living room scanning the room, a confused look on my face, completely forgetting what I was looking for. Day three, lying in bed, heart racing as I wonder if the world was really ending, if my kids were safe,

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Silken Laumann: this is hard, but we will be OK.

As more and more of us are self-isolating in our homes, worrying about the health of our loved ones, and generally having our lives turned upside down, I am not, for the most part, hearing people complaining. Yes, we are stressed. Yes, we are worried. Yes, we have moments of freaking out. But, what I […]

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Erin McLeod: A Purposeful Life

If you’re a soccer fan you already know who Erin McLeod is. A veteran goalkeeper who’s played at the highest level for Canada (Olympics, FIFA World Cup, the list goes on…) Erin knows the kind of success that is truly the stuff of most Canadians’ dreams. If you Google her, you will read an impressive list of accomplishments from a woman known for her calm confidence

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Sound mind: my bipolar journey from chaos to composure

18 things I learned since my attack and the events that followed

My Career Starting Injury

Day 11 of Quarantine

Silken Laumann: this is hard, but we will be OK.

Erin McLeod: A Purposeful Life

Unapologetically Jann Arden

I’m not sure there’s a space in Canadian culture that Jann Arden has not occupied. In fact, I bet this multi-platinum award-winning artist even has a secret side career in the NHL nobody knows about yet. You know Jann as a singer, songwriter, author, public speaker

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Moving for our Mental Health

I’ve heard several of my friends say: “I do this for my mental health.” or, “Oh my god, this is my therapy.” and, “Tuesday is my mental

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