Category Archives: anxiety

Feeling Vulnerable

…Anyone afraid of feeling vulnerable?  Anyone equate vulnerability to weakness? Recently at an event primarily made up of other police officers, I felt I had no choice but to step out of my comfort zone and ask a personal favour … Continue reading

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Want to sleep better?

I wonder how many of us wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? There are hundreds of reasons that might prompt us to waken from sleep—the inevitable call of nature, nightmares, snores coming … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Combat Anxiety

As the unrelenting anxiety continues to grow, my best defense is to sit and write and focus my mind on something unrelated to the sadness and emptiness that inevitably grows inside me at that this time of the year. This … Continue reading

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Dealing with Problems

All of us have problems.  Some big and some small but none of us can escape that fact and we spend a lot of energy trying to become problem-free. According to a parable of the Buddha, we each have eighty-three … Continue reading

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Adversity and Challenges

This last week has held many challenges, reminding me that life can be darn hard work some times, and it’s up to us to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and find ways to carry on.  Ultimately, we are … Continue reading

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Tori Stafford

In her article of May 11th, about the Tori Stafford verdict, Christie Blatchford writes: “To borrow from the imitable Canadian lyricist and singer Leonard Cohen, it may have been a cold and broken Hallelujah, but it was a Hallelujah nonetheless”. … Continue reading

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“I got a pain in my chest, and I can’t breathe” – George Lopez

Before Stefanie died, she liked the comedian George Lopez who, in a thick Latin accent said “I got a pain n my chess and I can’t breaf”. Stefanie and Ian used to cackle at her imitation of his accent and … Continue reading

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