Deep Level Stigma

Deep Level Stigma

I’ve had some opportunities of late to sit down and have coffee with some people who have worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment, and doing fundraising for those efforts..I’ve already been creating some blog posts out of things that came up during those conversations because they were that good, but there…

Why Are We Lonely, It’s Too Easy to Let Things Slide
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Why Are We Lonely, It’s Too Easy to Let Things Slide

This week, I’m taking some time away from work and visiting with family and friends but I wanted to share something on the blog. I had dinner the other night with two dear friends of mine. We all used to work in the same office, and became great friends. Over the years we all went…

Quick Thought Number 4 – The Appreciation File in the Digital Age

Quick Thought Number 4 – The Appreciation File in the Digital Age

Have you reached out and sent anyone a message telling them that you appreciate them recently? Way back in 2014 I wrote about having an appreciation file, a physical folder for cards/letters, and an email folder for emails, where I could store positive messages I got from folks I had helped either at work or…

Let’s Try Something New on Social Media #SeePositiveSharePositive
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Let’s Try Something New on Social Media #SeePositiveSharePositive

The image above was something I posted to Instagram and across the social media accounts for this page for a specific reason. I wanted to both thank the people who do share and retweet posts from this site, and also gently remind people that this is basically a one-man endeavor. There’s no marketing department, there’s…

Why Our Stories Matter
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Why Our Stories Matter

Because you never know who will read it, and see themselves in it: After suffering abuse by her national ski coach, Geneviève Simard read a book that changed her life. Before her abuser ever set foot in a courtroom, when she felt alone, Simard read a book, Why I Didn’t Say Anything. It was by Sheldon Kennedy, a professional…