Earlier this summer, I interviewed activist Hannah Alper. She described a new friend of hers as “amazing” and someone who was “going to do big, big things.” That person is Jacob Grosberg, a 15-year-old Torontonian who lost his dad, Ben Grosberg, to suicide just over a year ago. And those big, big things? Well, that […]
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Over the last four years, my life went down a vortex that I could never have imagined occurring. My life was safe, comfortable and reasonable in every aspect until I turned 30. I would wake-up with a clear head, planning out my day ahead as I woke up. Catching up with friends for evening outs, […]
“Your EEG was normal, which leads me to believe that this is in fact nothing neurological, but it is psychological, I will refer you to psychology.” Several odd episodes resulting in a loss of awareness and involuntary sentences such as “Where am I? What time is it? Why am I here?” which lasted for about […]
Life is relentless. Ever-changing, shifting, and evolving. Each day we add to our personal stories. Everyone has a story. I often reflect on how we come to be within our story. Who contributes to the narrative that we carry as our story? I recall seeing an ad for Harley Davidson motorcycles: ‘When you write the […]
I want to be the face of postpartum depression. Not because it is glamourous. Or because it will bring me fame and fortune. No. I want to be the face of postpartum depression (PPD) because I needed to see me when I was in the thick of it. I needed to see how this could […]
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 […]
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) […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Kelly Scanlan 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, […]
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 […]