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Bell Let’s Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, January 25 was a special and bittersweet day for myself and for my family. To start the day, I was invited to share my story and information about suicide prevention with hosts of CTV’s The Social. Later in the day, my daughter, Emily, shared a thoughtful Facebook post about my …

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Presidents Day Century Bike Ride

Originally published on triburlington.ca Today I finished my very first Century Ride. Something very cool and humbling about setting a goal and achieving it. Especially, when it involves others with the same goal. The first 38 miles were fine, albeit with some wind to deal with. A short stop and off again to 54 miles. …

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Why A National Suicide Prevention Strategy is needed—now.

Originally published on Bell’s Let’s Talk Blog. Just when I thought I’d done everything I could to contribute to the conversations around youth mental health and suicide prevention, I read Laura Eggertson’s excellent piece for CBC NEWS, ‘Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy – because they work’. Her article set out in thoughtful detail …

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Suicide Prevention: I Want Other Families To Know What Ours Didn’t

First appeared in The Huffington Post on September 19, 2016 Chronic Health Conditions, Inflammation And Major Depressive Disorder Imagine living with asthma (inflammatory disorder) and anaphylaxis (autoimmune disorder) almost from the time you were born. Then imagine growing up and your parents have absolutely no understanding of chronic health conditions and the connection between early …

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Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Let me say this off the top-I am new to this exciting – incredible world of Ironman Triathlon. That said I was prepared for Muskoka’s IM 70.3 –aptly named Beauty and the Beast this past Sunday. But what you can only glean from years of racing in triathlon is experience. My issues in the water …

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