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Body Clocks Can Impact Diet

Are you struggling to consistently get the right amount of sleep for your needs? One lousy night of rest is hard enough, but things only get worse as they compound. 251 more words


A kitchen backsplash inspired meltdown of epic proportions

Last Monday a guy came over to install a long-overdue backsplash in our kitchen. The installation was to span early morning Monday through Wednesday afternoon. At first said backsplash installation started off all nostalgic… A reasonably good looking, fit guy in his mid-thirties, with creative tendencies (he’d auditioned for American Idol several years prior), our installer resembled this personal trainer I saw a few years back who often read aloud his dark, erotic poetry in his gym in preparation for open-mic night at the local bar and practically dry-humped his clients post-workout under the masquerade of “stretching them.” (For my fellow St. 1,379 more words

Child Loss

Long Distance.

To be completely honest my plan for this post was to talk about my first counselling session and a panic attack i had the other day. 449 more words

Reader Letters: Canada needs legislation to certify service dogs

Re: Service dog gives new life to military veteran with PTSD, by Mary Caton, March 18.

Mary Caton’s article underscores the lack of knowledge surrounding the certification of service, therapy and emotional support dogs in Ontario and across Canada. 372 more words


Everything Is Possible

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Livonne was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. 131 more words


What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger, Part 2

I met Greg and Laura Nordfelt at the 2013 Brain Injury Conference, just two years after Greg’s motorcycle crash. I’ve enjoyed our friendship and watching this couple get stronger through their traumatic experience. 1,011 more words


Spring Is a Time for Healing

When you are hurting, either physically or emotionally, sometimes, the change in season can help you on the path to healing. Spring is especially good for healing because everything is coming alive again. 447 more words