Finding compassion

Compassion. The Merriam-Webster definition is as follows: “a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”  Compassion, an everyday word that is often taken for granted.  Compassion is one of my favorite emotions.  Every day, all…

STI/STD: Breaking the Taboo!

Before getting cozy under the sheets with your partner, remember that your sexual and reproductive health is essential for your overall well being. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI/STD (sexually transmitted infection/sexually transmitted disease). STI’s can be detrimental…

Oh no, not my bum!

We all seem to shy away when it comes to talking about colorectal cancer screening.  Something about having our anus under the microscope makes us feel uncomfortable, but some quick and easy steps can help you take a proactive approach…

Welcome Spring!

In Quebec, spring has been long-awaited and it seems we Quebecers have had a long hard winter this year.  Although I’m certain every year we feel this way. At  0 degrees , I’ve seen people outside shivering in t-shirts as…

The PAP

It’s January, a new year.  Happy New Year to all!  I suggest you make this year about you. As women, mothers, daughters and wives we tend to prioritize everyone else in our lives.  That is just who we are.

Let’s talk HPV

Ok, let’s talk HPV. No it’s not the latest cable channel on your television.  It is the most common sexually transmitted infection.  HPV is also known as human papilloma virus.  You can acquire this virus by genital sex, anal sex,…

Breast cancer awareness

Women are feeling more empowered than ever before to take control over and improve their health.  Awareness about the preventative approach to breast cancer can greatly influence positive health outcomes and survival rates among Canadian women.