10 Things You Need to Know About Suicide

November 21, 2016

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Disclaimer: This post is not an expert opinion, rather a collection of my observations through my volunteer work. This post does not provide medical or crisis prevention advice.    For the last two years, I have been volunteering with the Survivor Support Program (SSP) with Toronto Distress Centre. It is a free program that provides supportive […]

Posted in: psychology

The Purple Jacket – A Story About Dementia

November 5, 2016

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I have known Luba* for the last few months. She is 77 and comes to the dementia day program daily; I see her once a week. When she started, she would tell me in English, “My English, not good.” It was pretty good. She could make simple conversation. She has the sweetest personality; she greets […]

My Husband’s Fast (Abstinence)

October 20, 2016

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There is so much debate going on about Karva Chauth this week that I thought let me add a post and cash in on the popularity of this topic. I don’t observe Karva Chauth (or any other fast) and neither does my husband. We both love food too much. In 2014, we had been in Canada […]

Posted in: Relationships

Living Well W/ Dementia

October 16, 2016

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The views in this article are my own. They do not represent the views of my employer in any way. Note – PLWD: People Living W/ Dementia “Living well with dementia” is all the buzz now, and rightly so. There is much stigma attached to a diagnosis of dementia. People are forced to hide because […]

Posted in: Dementia

World Mental Health Day – Living with Anxiety

October 10, 2016

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I live with chronic hormone-related anxiety. This means that I can several weeks of being absolutely trigger-free and then I can have a few weeks of living in panic. So what does living with anxiety feel like (to me)? I get very physical symptoms – heart racing, bile rising in my stomach and my body […]

Posted in: self awareness

My Husband’s Boss

September 30, 2016

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My husband has been working for the consulting practice of a Big-4 firm since 2011. He first came in contact with his current boss, JD*, in 2013 while attempting to transfer from the US practice to Canada. JD is a partner at said firm. He has at least three decades worth of experience in the […]

Show and Tell & People l/w Dementia

September 16, 2016

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Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under 65 – and their care partners) we did a round of show-and-tell. We had asked them to bring an object that meant something special to them. Each time one of them spoke, we learned something new about them. Each time they spoke, […]

Posted in: Dementia
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