Reimagining 500 Days of Women: Digital to Analog

If you follow this blog, you may wonder what has happened with 500 Days of Women (#500DOW)? This post answers that question. First, a brief reminder of the genesis of the idea. I wanted to do something to honour the lives and contributions of women, I needed to learn how to use social media and …

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The Best Advice I Ever Got About Mental Health

Of all the reading I have done about mental health (trust me, it's a lot! I'm working on compiling a list) one book deserves credit as THE most helpful mental health advice I have ever discovered. Before I tell you the title and authors, let me give you the gist of their advice. Breakdown: "A …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 3 of 5 | Short-term Gain, Long-term Pain

This is the 3rd installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). If you notice details, you may note Part 3 was to be the last post; I have decided to expand to 5 parts. There is so much to share on this topic. The more I learn, the more I feel this class of …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

Today is cloudy and rainy here in South-Central Alberta, Canada. It feels like a day for introspection, so I am going to tell you a story. On Tuesday, I wrote about the class of drugs know as benzos (benzodiazepines). I said the next blog would be about the complex interplay of benzos, anxiety and insomnia, …

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500 Days of Women | Day 9 | Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson, circa 1846-1847 Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who lived a complex and seemingly tortured life. She died at age 55 before most of her life's work received recognition or was published. The Emily Dickinson Museum is located in her former home of Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily is described as having suffered from …

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Memes don’t change lives. As illustrated by 5 P’s.

Having made this possibly controversial statement, I have to add that I love memes. As a sometime meme generator, why on earth would I make this claim? I think they can help us think about things differently, but thinking doesn't get you very far. Why is this a topic for a blog? There's a story …

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