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When 3 becomes 5

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I found out I was pregnant with twins at 7 weeks. I went for an ultrasound with a close friend of mine and the technician smiled and said she saw 2 heart beats. I looked over at my friend who…

Take off your mask!

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I never met my real grandfather. My dad was the oldest of three boys. He was six when his father died, at 32 years old, of a brain tumour. My grandmother was left with three children under the age of…

Never Too Early to Say “Thank You”

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I’m not a wise woman. I’m not a father, nor a husband. I’m a 28-year-old guy with a supportive family, an amazing girlfriend and a career that I love. I recently went through an unbelievable experience in my life, and…

Are You Too Sweet?

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I’m not referring to your demeanor. Have you checked your blood glucose results?  Have you even seen a doctor for a while, to have a routine blood screening?  Do you accept the comment from the MD’s office that everything is…

The Life Boat by Charlotte Rogan

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What would you do if you were stranded on a boat with 39 fellow passengers from a shipwreck and then convicted of murder after being rescued? Grace Winter is only twenty-two, both newly married and then quickly widowed, when the…

Letters from Camp

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“Dear Mommy and Daddy, Now I only cry at night. I miss you so much that it hurts inside of me.” That was one of the letters that I sent to my parents during my first summer at sleep-away camp….

A Tale of Two Brothers

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My brother came out to me at the height of both of our darknesses. Post-graduation from University, he knew little of his way forward. Still living at home, aimless on the job front, forced to countenance the evil of conversion…

Do you know Liz?

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Do You Know Liz? I really don’t know Liz that well. Although, I feel like I’ve known her since she was 7 years old. How is this so? Liz’s father was my doctor. From the age of 17 until his…

Listen to your body

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I have been known to be somewhat stubborn about accepting that sometimes as much as I want it to my body just can’t do certain things. If I am injured and it’s keeping me out of the gym or on…

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

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We are a jewelry company based in Montreal, Quebec that is seeking your help to send emergency relief to Nepal! In light of the devastating earthquakes that have led to the deaths of over 3,000 people in Nepal and neighbouring…

My Divorce In No Way Defines ME!

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It always amazes me that when people hear that I am a divorced single parent they feel badly for me. I mean, why do people have to “feel sorry” for those of us that are divorced? But as it happens,…

A simple procedure

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When Liz Wiener, co-founder of Wise Women Montreal asked me if I’d like to contribute to her blog, I was honored. I asked myself: what would be the best first topic for a mostly female readership? Naturally, I decided on…

Giving Back: Kerry’s Kitchen

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Six years ago at exactly this time, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was a few days before Passover and I will never forget that time. Waiting for the biopsy results was the worst week of my life. Not…

How to Follow Your Passion

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Have you ever wanted to quit your day job to follow your passion but were too scared to do so? I started my real estate career 10 years ago, with no network, no experience, no mentor, 2 children under 3…

The cold water place

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We all have our ‘cold water place’. I go to mine often. Unfortunately as a child, I spent a lot of time there. As a nine-year-old dealing with a family divorce and all the shit goes with it, I needed…

Ode to Marriage

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It has been coming up a lot recently that most marriages will not only likely end in divorce (as I have seen often) but that many people are not even interested in the commitment entirely. I was not always of…

Let’s help Jared!

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A child in our community needs our help– A 7 year old boy named Jared, was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) in November 2014. He has a tumor located in the area of the brain that controls breathing,…

Gluten free fashion

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Do you know someone who has decided to go on a gluten free diet? Do you get discomfort when eating pasta or bread? Gluten is a protein found in cereals such as: wheat, rye, barley, malt, oat and triticale. For…

A WORK IN PROGRESS

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We all have things we neglect in life and most of the time I think we neglect ourselves. Over the years I have experienced enough ailments and hospital visits for a lifetime. Where shall I begin…