The Extent of Fatherlessness

More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. The impact of fatherlessness can be seen in our homes, schools, hospitals and prisons, as reflected in the above clip from the documentary film, Irreplaceable. In short, fatherlessness is associated with almost every … [Read more...]

“WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health”, NOV 2015

Take control of your health and look after yourself. Talk about the big stuff in life The break up of a relationship, loss of a job, financial trouble or becoming a father are big moments in a man’s life that happen to many men. It’s important to recognize the impact of these and know it’s ok to talk about how you’re coping with the change. Knowledge is power Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Style of Charity Fundraising Event for Your Cause

Many of us have causes we feel strongly about, and want to take action to do something to help. Organizing events that are designed to bring in money for a charity or cause has long been one of the best ways to approach both fundraising, and spreading awareness, however there are all kinds of different styles of charity event you can do, and it is important to match the thing you organize to the cause you are promoting. Here, we take a look at three different types of charity event and the … [Read more...]

WellStory, January is Alzheimer’s Month

WellStory WellStory’s certified support workers and personal care aides support our clients in their goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle. Often, our clients are able to manage very well if provided the right supports. To that end, we help our clients with a wide variety of everyday activities so they can continue to live their life to its fullest. Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of … [Read more...]

Alternative Christmas Message

Cleverly done!!! T'was one month before Christmas When all through our land, Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand. Why the PC Police had taken away The reason for Christmas - no one could say. The children were told by their schools not to sing About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things. It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say December 25th is just a 'Holiday'. Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit Pushing folks down … [Read more...]

Are YOU Emotionally Ready for Parenthood!

7 Ways to Know if You ARE NOT Emotionally Ready for Parenthood!   Being emotionally prepared is a very important requirement in order to raise healthy, well-adjusted children through unconditional love – yet, it is often overlooked by many new parents! As a result, people who lack healthy self-esteem and self-confidence become parents for all the “wrong” reasons. Their parenting styles become fear-based, controlling and expressed through unhealthy “conditional love” unconsciously … [Read more...]

Celebrating Behaviour Strats, Marnee Buckles

Are you working with a difficult child with or without a diagnosis? Are you waiting for an assessment but need help immediately to work with the difficult child in your life? Are you overwhelmed with the number of strategies you have researched and don’t know where to turn next? Marnee, the Behaviour Interventionist on our team, has worked for over 30 years in education, and is trained in instructing Crisis Prevention Intervention. She has delivered workshops to staff and developed … [Read more...]

Confrontation is Not a 4-Letter Word‏, Larry James

For a healthy relationship to survive, confrontation is often necessary. However, it is one of those words that seem to evoke negative emotions and responses. Many couples do their best to avoid any confrontation. What you don't say if often the very thing that can drive a wedge between couples that can be difficult to move past. We often perceive confrontation as conflict. It is not. Conflict and confrontation are not really synonyms, but we do behave and speak as if they are. Some people … [Read more...]

National Friendship Day celebrated August 3

Celebrate Friendship Day 2014 on August 3, Sunday Human beings are social creatures and have always valued the importance of friends in their lives. To celebrate this noble feeling it was deemed fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. Accordingly, first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by a Proclamation made by US Congress in 1935. Since then, World Friendship Day is being celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August. … [Read more...]

What is Verbal Abuse?, Angela Lambert

Abuse can affect the lives of people regardless of age, gender or social status. Although people most often associate abuse with physical violence, it can come in many different forms including verbal abuse. Because of the nature of verbal abuse, its damaging effects are often underestimated and misunderstood. This can be a problem for people who are the victims of it. In addition, it can make it difficult for people who suspect that a friend or loved one is being verbally abused. To help combat … [Read more...]

Excuses keep your relationships ‘off track’

If you truly have a desire to have your relationship work, you cannot allow yourself to offer excuses. No excuses! There are only results or reasons why. The reasons why are the excuses we come up with to avoid taking responsibility for our relationship and to avoid doing something we may be afraid to do and know must be done. Just do what must be done! What is YOUR hesitation? Copyright © 2014 - Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry's books, "How to Really Love the One … [Read more...]

Battered Women, “It’s in Your Hands”

Battered Women’s Support Services is making an impact one woman at a time. We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs. For over 30 years, we have been providing counselling and healing spaces for those who have experienced abuse. To help women build strength and resiliency, we work on systemic advocacy, law reform, in-class youth engagement programs and we operate a social enterprise … [Read more...]

The Boatman, Mahesh Prasad Srivastava

The Boatman The Boatman Father like a boatman like a holy man—God. 'O My Father Dad makes a paper boat, for his li’le son, to play and makes it float in a rainy bay. Yonder, flashes a scene of yore. A meek boatman moves plying his oar. Ferrying his family and friends together. With their goods and grand feather. Like my Dad who used to do. As a boatman in all life through. Always caught hold of his helping hand, Whether on mountains or in plains. On the sea or in … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift HE will actually want ;)

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. The Best Things in Life are FREE Hey, Dads everywhere REALLY wanted Your Love for Father's Day this year, first and foremost! It's that time of … [Read more...]

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