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Facing the Holidays After Loss

Christmas is generally a time rich with tradition and jam-packed with joyful festivities. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts, indulging in delectable treats and reminiscing about the good old days. On the other hand, for bereaved families, the tinsel, decorated trees, and angelic singing of Silent Night, are […]

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3 Tips to Release the Grip of Grief

How do I know for certain that grief pays no heed to time? Because recently it gripped me by the throat and it’s been over two decades since my husband died. An announcement came forth about major government funding to create guidelines for concussion and sports. I am always advocating for brain injury awareness and […]

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Water Magically Soothes the Soul

I have no idea how or really why, but I do know that going to the water’s edge and allowing yourself time to sit in silence is magical. Close your eyes, breathe in the air and allow its gentleness to kiss your face. The sound of water not only soothes the soul, but it absolutely […]

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Prince William Asked A Question That Changed My Life!

For almost two months, I was under a ‘gag order’ as were my colleagues. We knew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were making a visit to The Cridge Centre for the Family on October 1st as part of the 2016 Royal Tour. We could not even share the excitement with our families until the government […]

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The Power Within to Overcome

#Superhuman #Superheroine – that’s how I feel about the Hon. Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. Minister Stilwell holds the portfolio for Social Development and Social Innovation, but she is so much more than her political career. Minister Stilwell broke her neck at the age of 17 when she was being piggy-backed by a friend going […]

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When Time is Limited for Your Loved One

When you learn that your loved one is going to die it takes your breath away. It’s heartbreaking, terrifying, and shocking. Initially, it is hard to believe that what you think you heard is, in fact, exactly what you heard. It feels like life is moving in slow motion and yet, the news swirls inside […]

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Stuffing Your Grief is Only Temporary Relief

I love good food and good wine. I love to socialize. I love to entertain. I love to make comfort foods for my family and friends. But I, like anyone else, must be careful that I don’t use food to avoid feeling what I need to feel. Yes, people use food to avoid their feelings. […]

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