Celebrating Youth Activism: A Conversation with Change-Maker, Hannah Alper

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Hannah Alper   At 9 years old, Hannah Alper decided it was time to start making her world a better place. Seven years later, she’s known around the world as an activist, blogger, and motivational speaker. Oh, she’s also an author. […]

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Exploring Our Love Languages and Finding Support

I’m a dietitian. And my favourite food is chicken wings. Yes, chicken wings. But not just any chicken wings – my Dad’s homemade, succulent, soy-sauce infused, finger-licking, roll-up-your-sleeves and get-ready-to-dig-in chicken wings. Let me explain. My Dad is a Chinese chef and thrives on cooking for others. Though a man of very few words, Dad […]

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Trial by Jury

When a criminal trial concludes we often think of the victims involved, the witnesses, the loved ones and family members impacted. We hear opinions from the Crown and Defense Counsel surrounding the verdict, and how the trial personally impacted them. We hear from first responders and police detectives, their own stories of grief and trauma […]

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From Body Hatred to Body Positive

When people find out I’m a personal trainer who’s done adventure races, countless half marathons, triathlons and even an Ironman, the assumption they make is that I grew up an athlete. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I spent the majority of my life hating my body and feeling uncomfortable in my skin. For […]

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We Need to Talk about Body Image

What does it mean to have a healthy body image? As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I’ve learned from my interactions with clients, friends and family members that achieving a healthy body image isn’t always easy—and it means something different to everyone. So, in the spirit of what Silken Laumann is trying to achieve with this […]

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Helping Your Teen Manage Their Anxiety

Every teen will experience anxiety at times: it’s part of the human experience and a natural response to fear or stress. Some kids will react to that stress more acutely than others. In some cases, anxiety may begin to negatively impact your teen’s day to day life. If your teen: Worries excessively, Is especially reluctant […]

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Mental Health IS Health

All of my life there were moments. I remember the classmate in Grade One who went to the principal’s office for “bad behavior” almost every day. The teenager, known as “the loner”, who often crouched on the ground holding onto his knees, rocking back and forth while the rest of the kids played at the […]

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