I’m a writer surviving life with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I’ve found that living in harmony with ulcerative colitis is easier than fighting it. I’m also a blogger who wants to publish stories from people living with chronic disease. If you have a chronic illness, I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me through the comments form below. Do you have inflammatory or irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s? Read Breaking …
Incense can reduce stress, calm anxieties, and help you relax. Here's how burning incense for mediation decreases stress, plus different types of incense - frankincense, sandalwood, and sage.
In social work, we call it “asset mapping” for communities or organizations. In counseling, it's about helping clients recognize and use their strengths.
Singer Songwriter Lorne Warr’s Rock Band Should you be a singer? Learn what a music career is really like! In this job description, a singer songwriter shares career tips for the music industry. Singing is a job that’s as glamorous as it is gritty. Lorne Warr, the front man of The Streels, blends his musical talents along with storytelling and songwriting gifts to create original music along with Maritime and Celtic tunes. “I was surrounded by music growing up in Newfoundland …
Here are two easy things you can do to help fight female mutilation: learn why some cultures practice it, and visit two websites that work towards eradicating female circumcision.
I earned my MSW (Master of Social Work) at UBC in Vancouver. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of this social work graduate program – it was a two year MSW for me.
A summary of what melatonin is, how it affects sleep, and the side effects of taking melatonin to sleep better. Since melatonin regulates the sleep-wake cycle, it can be an effective remedy for jet lag.
Improving your self-confidence will change how you act at work, school, and home. These tips are from Queen Latifah, who believes that to improve self-confidence you need to stop acting the way you think you "should."
Here are seven mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, plus three tips from expats for living in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and other countries in Africa.
Organizing a Christmas Hamper for your workplace is easier when you break it down into steps. Here's how to organize a corporate hamper, plus links to non-profit organizations in Vancouver.
This summary of types of dog breeds reveals what your dog says about you - and your personality traits.
Successful female entrepreneurs don’t just survive business failure, relationship failure, or company failures – they turn failure to success! Here are specific ways to cope with failure for businesswomen, with inspiration from Maya Angelou. “You did what you know how to do. When you knew better, you did better.” – Maya Angelou. Bouncing back from failure involves accepting that you did the best you could at the time. When you know better, you do better…and the key is to learn from …
Knowing when it’s time to leave a relationship is difficult because it’s not just the relationship you’re leaving, it’s a way of life. You’re leaving a mindset, a way of being.
These ways to be happy as a childless couple may help you cope with infertility and childlessness. A childless life doesn't mean unhappiness for all childless couples, even if they're desperate to get pregnant.
The life lesson: you can live lavishly no matter how little money you earn or how tired, ill, or just plain crazy you feel. The woman who wasn’t well-behaved: Wangari Maathai. How do we know Maathai wasn’t well-behaved? Listen to how her ex-husband describes her: “…too educated, too strong, too successful, too stubborn, and too hard to control,” he said. You gotta admire his honesty! Mr Wangari wanted a woman he could control – but you can’t control women who aren’t well-behaved. For …