Mental Wellness

Igniting Possibilities on May 3rd

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Igniting Possibilities : ​JOIN US ON MAY 3, 2017 for an evening of inspiring speakers highlighting the power and potential of women and what they bring to the world.   This event will provide motivating insights into the world of the…

Montreal Women’s Empowerment Conference

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Women’s Growth & Wellness Conference On April 7th, 2017, get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools to rock your life. Combining their passion and dedication to empowering women, Erica Diamond (WomenOnTheFence.com), Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener…

Post Concussion Syndrome: The Invisible Injury

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While there is more media attention and awareness about concussion, particularly in sport, there is little focus on the non athlete who becomes concussed. There is even less widespread knowledge about the 15% who experience post concussion syndrome, symptoms that…

Inspired

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Last weekend, Lisa and I had the opportunity to speak at, and participate in, the Maddy K Inspires Retreat in St. Sauveur, Québec. As big believers in communication and authenticity, we were excited to let it all out; to share…

Imagine

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Imagine… you get a call one day offering you the chance to win a $100,000. It’s a new reality show that takes ordinary people and asks them to do extraordinary things. All that you have to do is walk across…

Life Takes Guts

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For many people living with Crohn’s disease, life can involve urgent trips to the bathroom as well as pain. For some, Crohn’s can even be deadly. Living with a chronic disease like this can be difficult and isolating. In severe…

Fit Vs. Fiction

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“Alone I lived inside my head, never wanting to leave my bed On the outside so strong and tough, but inside never good enough I spent each moment wrapped in fear, afraid of looking in the mirror What power it…

An Interview With Michael Landsberg: #SickNotWeak

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Michael Landsberg has been entertaining Canadian sports fans for over 18 years on TSN’s Off the Record. What his fans never knew, was that behind his no-holds-barred brash debating style, Michael was silently suffering with a long history of depression…

Toxic Friendships

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Friendships……they are an integral part of our social and emotional existence. They can be supportive, nurturing, balanced and fulfilling. They can be effortless. They can get us through our darkest moments and even bring out our best attributes. But sometimes…

World Mental Health Day: #RaiseYourWiseHand

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day— an international day devoted to raising awareness and promoting education around mental illness. In solidarity with this very important day, we want to make our own contribution by launching an initiative–one that we hope…

Back to school blessings

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Now that the new school year is upon us, my Facebook newsfeed is full of first day of school pictures.  Many of them are with adorable kids holding signs that let us know what grade they are going into or…

How to deal with infertility

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We Don’t See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are.” Anais Nin Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of pregnant bellies. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t always feel this way. Seven years ago, when…

Motherless Daughters

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Several years ago I was sitting in a psychologist’s office when my personal narrative was unexpectedly uprooted, violently rearranged, and permanently altered as if hit by a tornado. As soon as I heard the words, “What she did was selfless…

Travelling with Anxiety

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We’ve all seen the videos. Parents craftily surprising their children with news that they’re going to Disney—and the kids just about implode with excitement? Let’s just say…I was not that kid. The news of a trip anywhere filled me with such unease and trepidation that…

Prayers for Yatsen

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Sometimes, someone in our community needs our help. Right now, it’s this beautiful family of three: Yatsen was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. His life will be on hold while he recovers from surgery and deals with chemo and…

Walking With My Father

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When my parents would go out on Saturday nights, I’d always anxiously await their return home because it meant my dad and I could go on one of our “night walks”. This is what we called our Saturday night ritual. Just…