One of the earliest incidents of trauma I can remember happened at a dentist's office. I was at most seven years old and when I look back at it now I can see the impact it had on my life. It was the worst breach of trust there could be and to this day I have problems trusting people in authority situations. I never think they'll do the right thing, ever. I learned to deal with most of the shit in my life on my own and it was mentally damaging as hell.
I found an old cell phone this morning tucked away in a junk box with a bunch of old chargers and cables for devices long ago thrown out. I’m one of those people who’ll keep a charger “just in case” but decided I needed to declutter in the hope that
My site has been down for the past couple weeks as I worked on an update and made some changes. Just getting things ready for the upcoming book release (still looking at May 2021). Please take care of yourself and stay safe. COVID-19 has been an international nightmare and it’s going to take a heavy toll on our mental health. If you need help reach out or if you know someone alone give the ma call. We’re in this together and together we can get through it.
Incidents of domestic violence have skyrocketed in Canada with victims confined to their homes along with their abusers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Canadian Women's Foundation put together an educational video on how to ask for help without speaking or leaving an online trace. If you are, or know someone who is,
I've started a Vlog style means of sharing. This is the first of what I hope to be many video posts on my site. It seems much easier and I think it's a better way to share updates. I recently made a very hard decision. I need to step back from public speaking for a
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. On 10 October, raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. The theme of this year’s event is suicide and suicide prevention. Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own
By Leah Parsons via Facebook World Suicide Awareness Day is a reminder that Suicide can happen in any family! This is the face of suicide! Rehtaeh Parsons is her name! I look at this photo and I can hear her snort laughing as if she was standing beside me. I would never in a million
Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide and approximately 210 others will attempt it. Five years ago my daughter was one of those people, and five years later the pain is just as great as it ever was. If regrets and grief were dirt, I could shovel a mountain and still […]