Mental Wellness

Turning my mastectomy into art

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I have always loved tattoos. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I walked into a tattoo shop filled with courage and a bit of cockiness. After studying the wall of images, I confidently pointed to a small cartoon devil named “Hot…

So Happy

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I am so happy. So, so, so, so stupidly happy with my life right now, and changes that I’ve made. I think, as humans, we generally have pretty strong feelings about change: hate, love, fear, excitement, to name a few….

In the Name of Spirit

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My daughter is my first-born, and as with all mothers of firstborns, I didn’t know any differently. I knew she was a hard baby, that was evident– she was the type of baby to make a fool out of sleep…

Kicking September in the Ass

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I hate September. I hate the tinge of cool in the air that reminds us fall is almost here. I hate the change of routine; from the easy, schedule-free, long summer days to the frantic return to morning alarms, carpool,…

Aftermath – A Play You Should See…

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Helena Levitt is a Montreal actress who is currently rehearsing a play called Aftermath; a production that is produced and directed by The Waterworks Company founders Rob Langford and Tracy Houston. It is a one-woman show about the true story…

A Tale of Two Rookies

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A couple of weeks ago my husband and I bid farewell to our night nurse (I’ll call her “Mrs. Doubtfire”) and I have been intermittently teary-eyed since. She had been with us since April and helped us tremendously with our…

When the Going Gets TOUGH

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2015 is only half over and yet it has been a rather trying period for me (as was most of 2014), both personally and professionally. Although many people would actually not have a clue the extent to which my resilience…

The Time I May Have Scarred My Kid For Life

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With the new school year fast approaching, don’t make the same mistake I did. Consider yourselves warned… Hi everyone from Toronto (*waving*)! I’m Emily Block, one of Liz’s oldest, GOOFIEST, filterless-est (is that a word?) friends. I was asked by…

How I Learned to Hug my Kids

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Recently I was asked by an old friend who I haven’t seen since my wedding, seven years ago, if I hug my children. Most would find this to be a strange question, but to me it was extremely on point…

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…

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…

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,…