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  • Unapologetically Jann Arden

    I’m not sure there’s a space in Canadian culture that Jann Arden has not occupied. In fact, I bet this multi-platinum award-winning artist even has a secret side career in the NHL nobody knows about yet. You know Jann as a singer, songwriter, author, public speaker, broadcaster, actor, philanthropist or a combination of the above. […]

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  • A Wonder of a Woman: A Conversation with Bif Naked

    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 […]

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  • It’s All About Education and Communication

    The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Colin Mochrie   Colin Mochrie is a comedic icon both at home in Canada and abroad. But the roles he truly values most he plays at home where he is a committed and loving husband to his wife, Deb (who also […]

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  • Margaret Trudeau’s Unsinkable story

    The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Silken Laumann from her interview with Margaret Trudeau   Margaret Trudeau is an active and passionate advocate for mental health issues in Canada; she is a fabulous speaker and powerful voice in the national mental health conversation. She is intelligent, gutsy, playful and loving. We know her […]

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  • Unapologetically Jann Arden

  • A Wonder of a Woman: A Conversation with Bif Naked

  • It’s All About Education and Communication

  • Margaret Trudeau’s Unsinkable story

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Sound mind: my bipolar journey from chaos to composure

A passionate, wholehearted performer known for her “vibrant cello playing” (The Whole Note), Dora-nominated cellist Erika Nielsen has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative artist, orchestral player, and educator. She is also the author of the multiple-award-winning and #1 bestselling memoir and wellness guide, Sound Mind: My Bipolar Journey from Chaos to Composure […]

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Day 11 of Quarantine

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, […]

Feast on Your Life

My favourite Derek Walcott poem, “Love After Love”, beautifully directs us at the end to, “Sit. Feast on your life.” The word feast really strikes the core of what I believe: life is not meant to be gingerly tasted; it is not meant to be nibbled on, or meted out with restraint. Life is meant […]

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