Youth Suicide Prevention Can Start With You

I had just been part of something remarkable, powerful and even life changing.  It was three months ago that, in absolute frustration with the number of youth suicides, I spouted out on Facebook that I was going to have a youth suicide prevention conference.  The increase of suicide rates in the young First Nations population […]

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Youth Suicide Prevention Needs Community Support

If you have put in even as little as five to ten minutes research on suicide you would see the rates are astonishing.  Some countries have more suicides than others.  There are also certain groups or categories of people who, due to their histories, support systems and socio-environmental factors, are at a higher risk for […]

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Was That This Year? My Year In Review

This is generally the time where we evaluate the year that just passed and think about areas of improvement for the one ahead of us.  Thinking about 2016 I found that I couldn’t remember if what I had done was this past year or the year before (or even the year before).  My memories were […]

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You Gotta Watch That Sugar Film!

I was absolutely ecstatic when I stumbled across the documentary, That Sugar Film, which perfectly visually describes everything I wrote in my book, Eating Myself Crazy, about sugar and the havoc it wreaks on us physiologically and psychologically. For those who prefer learning from a screen rather than a book this is for you! Australian […]

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Managing The High Cost of Food

My neighbour, Carol, who usually does all the grocery shopping for her household, had sent her husband to pick up a week’s worth of groceries. She was recovering from knee surgery so she tasked him with a list and off he went. On his return he exclaimed his astonishment of how expensive groceries were. Those […]

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How Much Sugar Is In Your Iced Coffee?

Now that summer is in full swing I find myself venturing out and strolling around downtown during my lunch break. This is where my place of work is located, in the hub of eateries, boutiques, banks and office spaces. When noon hour hits everyone spills out of buildings and onto the sidewalks.  I am among them. It feels good to stretch […]

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