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  1. Survival Tips for Stressed Out Family Caregivers

    I've just come from our family cottage in the north woods of Quebec. It's peaceful there - a place for reflecting and remembering. My Nana built our cottage in the 1920s and my memories are of her making my toast on the woodstove with the sunlight dancing through the wood-framed window.

    But the woods can be scary sometimes. Once, I got lost. I went for a walk by myself and followed a path I didn't know. I was surrounded ...
  2. My son Nick's Sports Blog - He May Not be Employed, but He's Productive!

    Hi everyone,
    Here's my son Nicholas' latest blog post; he blogs about his favourite sports and this post is about his recent meeting and interview with 'The Viper', Randy Orton, from the World Wrestling Entertainment. Check out the great photos!
  3. Making Friends With Solitude: Learning to Like Being Alone as a Caregiver

    Making Friends With Solitude
    I used to hate being alone. I remember as a teenager, aching for the phone to ring, rifling through my closet for something 'cool' to wear, wandering the halls of my university residence listening for signs of music and laughter. I was restless and bored being by myself.

    But not anymore. My searching spirit was quieted by years of solitude caring for my children. Nicholas is 25 now and Natalie is 22, but for many of their growing up years, I was ...

    Updated 07-15-2014 at 04:55 PM by Mike Weins (tweaked spam filter and fixed reference in blog)

  4. Coming to Terms with Disability in Our Family, Across Generations

    After my Dad passed away in 1975 following his third stroke, I was angry. Really, really angry. I would sit in church, look at Christ on the cross and fume, "why does everyone go on and on about YOUR suffering?! That was NOTHING compared to what my Dad endured!" All these years later, the anger has waned, but I still haven't come to terms with what happened back then. My father was too young. He was from a generation that abhorred dependency, so he suffered great humiliation. I ...
  5. Aura Awakening ~ The Continuing Fight

    by , 06-14-2014 at 01:11 PM (The Long and Winding Road of Epilepsy and a Fight Against Seizures.)
    A re-post from the BrainTalk Community Forum Archives

    Aura Awakening
    for the members of BrainTalk Communities Epilepsy forum.


    in the beginning naive, if they'd come presently
    awareness extreme, suddenly as if not by me
    In terror first understood, the warning I faced
    "That's the key!" I realized, as my mind raced
    Eureka! I felt, taking pause to rejoice
    attempting a scream, but it came, stole

    Updated 08-16-2018 at 09:41 AM by Firehorse

    The Continuing Fight

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