Scar Tissue

In 2008 I gave my son, Daniel, the book Scar Tissue by legendary rock musician, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He devoured the book over a few days. Daniel identified with the lead singer’s music and life story. Kiedis writes about his journey and battle with addictions with brutal honesty. The narrative […]

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Celebrate What You CAN Do: A Conversation with Augie Nieto

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Silken Laumann from her interview with Augie Nieto   On the back of Augie Nieto’s best seller, Augie’s Quest, there is a quote that resonates for me even beyond endorsements of Jerry Lewis, Arnold Schwarzenenegger, and Lance Armstrong. It is from Bob Saget: “People don’t know how much […]

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Dancing to Remember

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 […]

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Through Strife, There is Life

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 […]

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Accepting A New Normal: A Conversation With Nicholle Anderson

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 […]

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The Up Side of Down

It’s taken many years for me to admit out loud that I suffer from depression. For years I talked about the depression I experience in the past tense, as if it had somehow left me. In my book, I described how after having children I experienced depression and for a long time it felt situational, […]

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Strength in Stillness

“How long will this inconvenience me?” I asked the medic in an ambulance headed for Montreal. I was 12 years old and had just been run over by a school bus. Within two days, I was back in class. What drove me to return so soon? As I approached midlife, I began to examine my […]

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