This Moment in Time

Many of us here in Canada are into week two of the practice of self-isolation as we try to flatten the curve here and around the globe.  These are surreal times for all of us and the media coverage, news headlines and non-stop COVID19 updates keep coming our way.  It's 24/7.  Honestly, the information is …

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Are We Really Turning Into Our Parents?

What do rising meat prices and falling asleep in a rocker have in common? Well, they are two subjects that I SWORE as a kid I would either never a) discuss or b) find myself doing and yet here I am. Proud owner of both. But that's just it...I'm not exactly happy about it. The …

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Private Answers in a Publicly Funded System?

  One simple phone call and two business days later, I was driving across the city to my much-needed MRI appointment.  I bet you are thinking, Wow--Canada must have a super efficient healthcare system.  Impressive!  That's the place to go for help.  I would be of the same mindset if I were reading this.  Almost …

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The Suffocation of Chronic Pain

Is my ankle pain life-threatening? Thankfully not! Could things be worse for me? Yes, most definitely. Just the same, my recent and worse flare-up yet has left me with a few realizations. Funny how 'forced' inactivity affords a person extra time to think--time to think about the bad, appreciate the good and question the in-between.  …

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