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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Leonard Cohen

In Honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day

In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day, here is an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek.

January 27, 2016
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”

One in five Canadians suffers from mental illness. Although the topic is being discussed more and more, there is still a stigma attached to it whether it is at work, as a parent, or among friends. Continue reading

When it comes to mental health, we are all on a spectrum

We each have a definition in our minds of what is normal.  And if we don’t fit that description, we judge ourselves.  But there are so many normals.  Each person is different.  And when it comes to mental health, we are all on a spectrum.  We are one tragedy or trauma away from a breakdown.

But there is still so much stigma attached to mental illness.  As American non-fiction writer and mental health advocate Andy Behrman once said, “The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible.  I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks.  But that never happened.  I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about.” Continue reading

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