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Order your copy of the updated Safe and Secure BC edition now!

October 28th, 2014

Pre-order your copy now! Safe and Secure: Seven Steps on the Path to a Good Life for People with Disabilities will be available as an electronic book in late October and as a printed book this winter. Safe and Secure is always FREE but there are shipping costs for the printed edition. If you would like to avoid shipping charges…
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Searching for Reasons: The Aftermath of Tragic Events in Canada

October 25th, 2014

I live in a quiet suburb of Ottawa, Canada.  The tragic and shocking events in our nation’s capital this week shook all Canadians to the core and there’s almost no one in my city whose life wasn’t touched by the cruel aftermath of Michael Zehof-Bibeau’s murderous rampage.  Of course, we all searched news reports for any bits of information that
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Searching for Reasons: The Aftermath of Tragic Events in Canada

October 25th, 2014

I live in a quiet suburb of Ottawa, Canada.  The tragic and shocking events in our nation’s capital this week shook all Canadians to the core and there’s almost no one in my city whose life wasn’t touched by the cruel aftermath of Michael Zehof-Bibeau’s murderous rampage.  Of course, we all searched news reports for any bits of information that
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Superfoods for Super-Seniors and Their Caregivers

October 22nd, 2014

By Felicity Dryer
Being a caregiver is usually not easy. You have to be emotionally, mentally and physically strong so that you can support those who require your care. Your food choices can both help you excel in your line of work, as well as be beneficial to keep in mind for those under your care. Here are some nutritious
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Superfoods for Super-Seniors and Their Caregivers

October 22nd, 2014

By Felicity Dryer
Being a caregiver is usually not easy. You have to be emotionally, mentally and physically strong so that you can support those who require your care. Your food choices can both help you excel in your line of work, as well as be beneficial to keep in mind for those under your care. Here are some nutritious
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Identity and Belonging by Robert Lepage: The Personal is Universal

October 21st, 2014

Identity and belonging are subjects that caregivers grapple with everyday.  When we become caregivers, do we lose our ‘other’ selves?  When our beloved charge passes away, who are we then?  Either way, where do we caregiving families belong in society – how can we nurture and sustain a sense of authentic belonging when our lives are so…
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Identity and Belonging by Robert Lepage: The Personal is Universal

October 21st, 2014

Identity and belonging are subjects that caregivers grapple with everyday.  When we become caregivers, do we lose our ‘other’ selves?  When our beloved charge passes away, who are we then?  Either way, where do we caregiving families belong in society – how can we nurture and sustain a sense of authentic belonging when our lives are so…
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Managing Chaos: Lessons for Caregivers From Military Special Forces

October 16th, 2014

The world of illness, disability and caregiving is peppered with terminology from the battleground.  We ‘battle’ cancer.  We ‘fight’ to get our loved ones the services they need.  We don’t invite friends over because our houses look like ‘a bomb went off’.  When the going gets very tough for caregivers, it certainly feels like we’re operating in a war zone.…
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Thanksgiving 2014

October 13th, 2014



On Thursday, October 9th, Natalie arrived home from university to spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada with us.   We drove to my husband’s family cottage on a lake north of Montreal, Quebec. Where we were greeted by a full moon! In the morning, we got up and lit a fire in the wood stove. Then went for a walk in…
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Anger

October 10th, 2014

Anger Anger that my son has pain. Anger that my husband is away on business.  Anger that the caregiver didn’t show up for my Mom.  Anger that the milk is sour in the fridge. Anger that the doctor smirked when I asked a question.  Anger that an old colleague’s career is flying high.  Anger that the…
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