Derek Drouin is a Canadian track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. He is the reigning Olympic Champion, having won gold in 2016, and was the 2015 World Champion. He also won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Pan American Games, and won a bronze medal at the 2012 […]
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Have you ever wondered what you would do in a horrible situation like a tsunami, or if you lost your legs, or were trapped in rubble after an earthquake? How would you react? Do you wonder whether you would be strong enough to handle it? I was faced with a horrible situation. I was blindsided. […]
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, […]
Many of us have experienced an event that so dissects our lives that we measure time in terms of “before it happened” and “after it happened.” For us, that event occurred in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, 2015, when our little family’s perfect snow globe of a world was pitched to the humid floor […]
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 […]
July 30, 2017 will be etched in our hearts and minds for the rest of our lives. It was the day that I brought my three-year-old son into the emergency department for unexplained foot pain. Never in a million years would I have imagined that he would be admitted that night to begin his fight […]
Drawing from our interview with Katie Campbell-Elsdon (B.Ed., M.Ed. (School Counselling), RCC), Meg Kapil (MA, CCC-S, RCC) and Heather Vale (RCC) the co-facilitators of Creating Calm, a therapeutic group approach that helps children alongside their parents to develop the tools and skills they need to better manage anxiety, the following information covers some key signals […]
The end of the year always forces me to do a little family introspection no matter how many miles away I am from home. As the eldest of 3 boys, there were always high expectations of my own accountability, leadership and path. Lifetime projections that eventually swayed me into traveling the world. Despite the distance […]
My name is Dave Matthew Boddy, and I am a survivor of 15 concussions from the ages of four or five years old to twenty-five years old. When I inform people about how many concussions I have had, they always seem so surprised. However, in the past it was not really a big deal as […]
My name is Andrea and I am known as the Bipolar Babe. It is quite a story how I earned this catchy nickname and it began in 2004. My past personal challenges always lay at the forefront of my mind and they form a story that I will tell others for the rest of my […]
I inadvertently wore the Joker’s famous golden yellow and cardinal red contrast the day after I saw the new movie with my best friend who saved my life. I panicked for two days about everything in that sentence. Many people ask me what it’s like to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and what it’s like […]
I was born on May 23, 1986 in Brantford, Ontario. I didn’t have any major traumas, experience any abuse or have any defining moments as a child which are often pointed to as a cause for addiction and mental health issues. The only significant issue I can point to as a child was my western […]