Depression

Can Depression Be A Friend?

I have a friend. I haven’t seen her for a while now. She tends to come and go as she pleases. Every so often, she will drop in, stay a while and leave when she thinks she’s kept me company for long enough. Whenever she’s around, my days need to be re-organized. Hers is a quiet sort of demanding. Most people don’t understand her. If I’m...

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Getting Over the Holiday Blues
Getting Over the Holiday Blues

Need to talk? Power to Change offers a free mentoring program where you can talk privately with a trained mentor. This is supposed to be a season of joy and happiness, but many people don't feel it. Many people suffer from bouts of depression or the blues at different times during the year. During the holiday season people encounter...

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Disappointments Come in All Sizes
Disappointments Come in All Sizes

Not all disappointments are created equal. Tim Horton's in Canada recently brought back their "Roll Up the Rim" promotion, where by rolling up the rim on your cup of coffee you can win one of millions of free food prizes, or even computers or cars. But more often than not you won't win anything, and seeing "Please play again" is sure to be mildly...

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Every Day the Same Dream
Every Day the Same Dream

A few weeks ago I discovered an obscure online "game." It's called Every Day the Same Dream, and I put the word "game" in quotes because it's not much like a normal video game. It's more like an interactive art project. The creator describes it as being "A short existential game about alienation and refusal of labour. Or, if you prefer, a playable...

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The Power of Words
The Power of Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words . . . can wound forever. Pictures of me as a little kid are really cute –– curly blond hair, a quick smile and eyes always looking for the next adventure. I had the confidence that comes from knowing you are truly loved. If we painted pictures at school, I painted three. I had a storybook childhood...

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Who are you and Where are you Going?
Who are you and Where are you Going?

Have you ever stared at the person you see in the mirror and wondered how you got to where you are? There's all the sacrifice, all the hard work to achieve the good life and then all of a sudden you wonder why. We all go through periods of reflection to confront bits of us we had previously ignored. A busy life can hinder us from reacquainting...

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Freddie Mac acting CFO found dead
Freddie Mac acting CFO found dead

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the economy is going to get better anytime soon. Today it was announced that the world economy is projected to contract by 1.3 per cent this year, which makes this the most severe recession since World War II. (Source: CBC) It was also revealed today that the Chief Financial Officer of Freddie Mac Corporation,...

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Better Control of Chronic Illness
Better Control of Chronic Illness

New research suggests ways patients can better control their life-long conditions Landmark survey reveals five steps for success Research Triangle Park, N.C., - A landmark survey suggests that millions of Americans living with diabetes, asthma, heart disease, depression and other chronic illnesses may gain better control of their illnesses by...

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