Calgary clear skies

Clear skies

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In my last blog post, I wrote about the Alberta wildfires and the effect smoke and pollution has on people’s physical and mental health.  Since that time Calgary has had clear, smoke free skies and a return to warmer summer-like weather.  We should be reminded that, like the smoky skies, difficult times in our lives […]

Calgary Air Quaility

Air Quality and Mental Health

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As I look outside, I see what can only be described as an apocalyptic view of the city.  The smoke that has landed in Calgary the last few days from the wildfires in northern Alberta negatively affect the cardiovascular and respiratory health of everyone, especially children and the elderly.  Less discussed, however, are the psychological […]

Semi Trucks on highway

Stuff

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During a recent road trip with my family, we passed a truck on the highway with a clever bumper sticker that read: “If you don’t like passing big trucks on the road, don’t buy so much stuff ! ” While I know trucking is an essential industry and the profession is very demanding, the saying […]

Obama in mirror

Be kind and be useful

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From a seat high in the stands surrounded by a popcorn eating lunch crowd, I had the chance last week to hear former President Barack Obama answer some questions about lessons from his life. What struck me most, whether we see Obama as collective or divisive depending on the issues he dealt with from race […]

Bell lets talk day poster Jan 30 2019

Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Today, January 30th, is Bell Let’s Talk Day.  The initiative began in 2010 and since then has gained traction as a way for Canadians to have a conversation and be engaged in mental health.  Since it’s inception, Bell Let’s Talk Day has attracted Canadian celebrities and spokespeople to the cause of engagement and action to […]

New year’s message

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A new year has begun. Many of us are speaking of new beginnings, new year’s intentions and resolutions. I personally like to speak of a new years theme and how it can unfold and strengthen throughout the year ahead. You see there are six simple questions that can help us seize the hope and vitality, […]

How to ensure your friendship will stand the test of time – by: Lisa Van De Geyn of Canadian Living Magazine

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You probably already know the importance of best friends: Having that special first-rate friend (I’m looking at you, Aimee) gives you greater strength when the going gets tough. According to recent research from the University of Leeds in England, the greater the quality of the study participants’ best friendships, the more resilient they were a […]