Accepting A New Normal: A Conversation 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 determination. Our conversation ranged from competitive cheer to parenting to existential musings to cancer, which was the […]

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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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My Unlikely Path to Ironman

After much internal debate, I decided that Lake Placid Ironman 2015 was going to be my first full distance triathlon. Why not shoot for the stars? Lake Placid is the longest-running North American Ironman and a former Olympics venue. After doing the research on courses that would potentially suit my strengths, I settled on Lake […]

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Journeying with Jacob

Our son’s autism diagnosis changed our lives forever. The day Jacob was diagnosed, I remember barely being able to stand. I wanted to cry. I was so angry with God for being cruel and allowing my son to have a ‘disability’. If it weren’t for my father, Hugh, I couldn’t have handled hearing the word […]

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