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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: A Conversation with Colin Mochrie

    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: A Conversation with Colin Mochrie

  • Margaret Trudeau’s Unsinkable story

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Learning to Fall: Face-First and Fast

Some stories are harder to tell than others. When it comes to personal stories, I doubt I’m reaching if I say it’s a fact that discussions surrounding our happiest of endings flow with ease, and recounting the darker, more difficult tales feels like swallowing sand. I’ve often considered that it could have more to do […]

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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