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I've been busier than usual this past month. Being invited to share Rehtaeh's story always makes me feel good, even if it's hard to do. The image below is from a recent talk. Haven't been writing as much as I'd like. It's seems daunting and I know it's just the place I'm in. Small things seems big. I'm writing this just to write something. I d [...]

2017-06-07T22:11:25+00:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Functioning

For the Both of Us

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] [su_quote cite="Sascha - from Wintersun"]As long as I can, I will look at this world for both of us, As long as I can. I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, For the both of us. As long as I can I will remember how many things On this earth were your joy, An [...]

2015-09-30T09:34:54+00:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Zen|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on For the Both of Us

A Perspective on Suicide

A powerful perspective on suicide from the authors of Eat, Think, & Be Merry. [su_quote cite="Shawna Morrissey"]For Jay, suicide was not a choice to die, but rather an expression of the deepest human desire to survive.[/su_quote] [su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#000000"]Twelve years ago this month, I lost my Uncle Jay to suicide. At his f [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:07+00:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Perspective on Suicide

Depression is quiet

People with depression or anxiety can find it difficult to take the first step in getting help. They may need to enlist the support of family members, friends or a health professional to start on the road to recovery. This wonderful cartoon is by the artist Colleen Butters, and it demonstrates the importance of taking that first step in reaching ou [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:08+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Depression is quiet

The Easter Egg

Last week was hard, no question. Lots of grief from places I never would have imagined. On Wednesday we lost power and the sound of everything shutting off woke me up. It was 5:15 AM. I got up, put a fire on, lit some candles, and sat with our little dog Ozzy on the couch. One of the candles sits in our front window - a special candle for Rehtaeh t [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:09+00:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

Hope is the thing with feathers…

"Hope is the thing with feathers..." said Emily D. Feathers are the best flyers in the whole wide world. ‪#‎Bellletstalk‬ [su_quote cite="Jann Arden"]I have had many days in my life, where I have struggled to make sense of how I feel. My own room can feel like an ocean and my bed, nothing more than a tiny ship being tossed around like complete noth [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:10+00:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hope is the thing with feathers…


The Huffington Post Canada's front page was dedicated to the hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported. The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery, who have shared their own stories of rape. [su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#000000"]Trigger warning: The tweets below contain in [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on #BeenRapedNeverReported
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