The danger of sinking below the surface has been something that I’m well aware of in my life. The desire to remain on top was learned from an early age. I grew up as a water baby with older siblings who thought that the only way I would learn to swim was by trying to […]
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Thanks to growing mental health awareness, the use of the term “trauma” and a public appreciation of its psychological and social impact has surged in recent years. But what is trauma and what does it really mean for something to be “traumatic”? In its most basic form, trauma is a type of event (or events) […]
Kelly Scanlan’s love for her country and community has taken her as far afield as Afghanistan where she served as soldier, as close as her hometown of Mississauga, Ontario where she now serves as a full time firefighter, and onto the playing field where she competed for Canada at the 2017 Invictus Games and became […]
On January 26th, 1990, I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I was then taken into my community in North Preston where I’d imagine I was surrounded by my large and loving family. As a baby and young child, I was quiet and didn’t show much interest in playing with other children. If there […]
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, broadcaster, actor, philanthropist or a combination of the above. […]
Judy Tobin is an amazingly strong woman who has gone through so much but has recently grown and flourished into a motivated and inspiring individual. I met Judy in January of 2019 when she came into GoodLife Fitness in St Catharines looking for a gym to join. Judy was paired with me to do a […]
There are times in all of our lives when, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to move forward! I never thought I would be writing this as I have had a positive, ‘can do’ attitude most of my life until I was levelled last year by burnout. I could not find […]
When the night sweats started, I figured it was a response to a new medication I had started. When they continued, I swapped out my expensive Canadian goose down comforter for a summer weight one. I changed sides of the bed with my husband and kept the window open at night. Still sweaty, I bought […]
***The following story does contain sensitive/graphic content that some readers may find disturbing or triggering. Discretion is strongly advised*** The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Aaron Stark One of the challenges a writer faces is the word count. Though I’m barely into the introduction, […]
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 health date with myself.” They aren’t talking about counselling, group therapy, or even meditation – they’re talking about riding their bikes. Like many people, I belong to an organized athletic club, […]
Teaching can be a very challenging yet rewarding profession. On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, I began my 21st year of teaching in the elementary school system and I had a great week. Every morning that I put my feet on the floor, I try my absolute best to share as much of my passion to […]
It all started when I was 6. Actually though, all 12 years of school I was bullied, and my 1st grade teacher’s advice to ignore it or suck it up was not the greatest. Life included getting punched in the face, being verbally abused, and being given bleach tablets under the pretence of them being […]