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 […]
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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 her adopted parents claimed her and brought her to the United States and then to Canada. Strength held […]
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 […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Mary Di Salvo Mary Di Salvo is a 40-year veteran of financial services and now one of the top female advisors in the Independent Advisor Channel for Manulife Financial of Canada. She is living a life beyond her wildest dreams […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Nicholle Anderson Just moments into my interview with Nicholle Anderson, I found myself wishing everyone in Canada could be on the call with me so they too could hear her voice with its wonderful mix of fire, effervescence, and steely […]
Four years ago, my step-daughter, who is profoundly affected by autism, came home from her day programme. Her dad was away, and she walked in the door with her caregiver. She looked up at me, and suddenly her face lit up in a smile. In the six years that I had known her, it was […]
We are your typical single parent family. A mother who works at the hospital and two teenage children who attend high school. But if you actually knew us personally you would know that there’s so much more to our story than meets the eye. My son has just turned 17 and he is passionate about […]
Mother’s Day is one of the most special days of the year. As a mother who has a very close relationship with both of my daughters (they are now 22 and 24), I know how important this day is because of the very nature of our deep bond. A bond that needs to be celebrated. […]
I can think of nothing more tragic and inhumane than to live a life unseen, a life devoid of the authentic connections, those all-important strands that intimately weave our life’s story to the heartbeats of others. For so many people, that’s exactly what living with trauma, addiction, and compromised mental health feels like. We, as […]