Catching up

I haven't written for a couple days, as I've been busy. I've had a nice little flurry of work pop up in the run up to Christmas. Sunday, between church and community events, I spent most of the day shooting photos. It may have been busy, but it was fun. I always enjoy covering those … Continue reading Catching up

Making changes

I'm feeling sore and stiff tonight, but overall pretty good. I've had a general body ache for a few days, especially in my calfs since I hopped on the treadmill again the other day. However, despite the aches, pains, and body protests, I hit the treadmill for a 30 minute workout today. I'm a little … Continue reading Making changes

Lest we forget…

Photo by Social Soup Social Media on Pexels.com "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf," -George Orwell. Photo by Elina Sazonova on Pexels.com Canada would not be the country it is today, if not for the volunteers who have gone to war, … Continue reading Lest we forget…

CW; political post

Well, today has been a busy day. Saw the chiro this morning, followed by asking questions for a story outside our community polling station for a story I was working on. After that, Carol and I did a road trip to Coronation so she could do some banking, followed by lunch and picking up dog … Continue reading CW; political post

A fork in the road

Today is a day where a new normal sets in in our community. Our beloved little coffee shop that was beside our bookstore on main street closed its doors for the final time yesterday. With the coffee groups that met there over the last few years, the meals shared, the courses hosted, Ben & Simons … Continue reading A fork in the road

We have the education on mental health/illness. Now show me the money so it can be eradicated.

Today is Bell's Let's Talk day campaign, where they donate a bunch of money to mental health initiatives. The funding helps but is no where close to enough. On average our province spends around 7 per cent of it's health care dollars on mental health. The national average is 7.2 per cent. As a patient … Continue reading We have the education on mental health/illness. Now show me the money so it can be eradicated.

Fragility and resilience; a call to arms on first-responder mental health.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The human body is both resilient and fragile. The fact that it can be both at once seems contradictory, but no less true. I have stood over broken bodies of car crash victims, victims who have suffered tremendous injury yet still fight for survival. I have stood over others who … Continue reading Fragility and resilience; a call to arms on first-responder mental health.