I can hear myself now, “this is not me. This is not how it’s meant to be”. I am curled up in a ball in my bed, living a complete shadow of the life I had dreamt of. I was very aware that something was not right with the picture in front of me that […]
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Here’s my story. At age 67 I’m a very active, high energy woman. I swim daily, I walk daily, I teach ballroom dancing with my husband and I like to travel. In June 2018, I started having difficulties walking due to pain in my right leg. I went to see my doctor who referred me […]
Life can be looked at and adjusted by instructions on everyday items. For me, in using hair conditioner and my washing machine regularly, I am reminded to rinse and repeat or asked how many rinse cycles I want: one or an extra? It may be odd to many that I see this, but it is how […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Colin Mochrie Colin Mochrie is a comedic icon both at home in Canada and abroad. But the roles he truly values most he plays at home where he is a committed and loving husband to his wife, Deb (who also […]
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, things began to make sense. Over the years, various doctors and therapists had insisted that my depression was unipolar and that sometimes I just went through “bad spells.” So, I thought it was normal that my mood just kind of ebbed and flowed… I may not have been […]
Childhood is a time for dreams, for play, for understanding family values, learning morally and academically, socializing, exploring and just being a kid. I was a kid with all of the above and more. The ‘more’ was not always about the frivolity of childhood but has brought me to an amazing place in life. When […]
According to Brain Injury Canada acquired brain injuries currently affect 1.5 million Canadians. This is more people than are dealing with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries put together. I am one of those Canadians. Just over a year ago, I was in a wrestling accident. It was an instant of simple […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Silken Laumann from her interview with Bif Naked One word runs like a giant banner across Beth Torbert’s – a.k.a. Bif Naked – life. Strength. It was present the moment she was born, abandoned, and hidden in a mental institution in India. It was there when […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Ben Meisner At 29 years old, Ben Meisner has an impressive history playing professional hockey as a goalie. From his record-breaking stint in the NCAA Division 1 League to the NHL farm system (which led to signing with the San […]
My wife and I have been happily married for almost 3 years. We have definitely had our share of ups, downs, and everything in between. We were high school sweethearts, and married when we were 21. Now every marriage has its struggles, it would not be marriage without them. Our relationship is no different in […]
Across Canada, short and long-term mental health treatments and supports have been chronically underfunded and need to become a nation-wide health system priority. Two recent articles in The Globe And Mail by Norman Doidge (April 6, 2019) and Ari Zaretsky (April 22, 2019) have addressed the issue from different perspectives. Here is my view ‘from […]
When I woke up on February 21, 2017, I could never have known that the next time I was going to wake up it would be March 11, 2017. So I said goodbye to my children and sent them to school like every other day. I knew I hadn’t been feeling well for almost a […]