I am a proud and independent 44 year old Canadian woman. I deal with many chronic conditions and illnesses, but I am not defined by them. I have a Masters Degree in Applied Criminology which has allowed me to work both front-line and in research.
I have specialized in crime prevention programs and community development with at-risk children, youth and young adults. Learning, behavioural, psychological, social and life skills issues as well as poverty and cultural barriers are just a few of the areas that put our leaders of tomorrow at-risk. I believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
I enjoy reading, writing, music, art, walking, sunsets and being near the water and the beach to name a few. Spending time with family and friends is most important to me. Helping others and supporting my teenage niece and nephew are high on my priority list. When I die...I don't want to be defined by the work I did, but rather the relationships I have built, nurtured and cherished along my journey.
Hi everyone! I have been totally neglectful in participating on the site. With a year and a half of severe sleep deprivation I just couldn't manage it anymore. I am actually on doctor's orders to ...
August 25, 2012 - 10:25am
I have done research on Omega 3, 6 and 9's. I understand what types of fats they are, and their sources. I've read that Omega 3's should be supplemented in your diet ie/ground flaxseeds, but that ...
January 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
Okay, lets get the conversation started. What do group members what to talk about, share or know in terms of dealing with Insomnia?
November 1, 2011 - 12:57pm
If anyone has tried Lyrica for your pain....has it been helpful, by how much and did you experience weight gain you couldn't control through diet and exercise?
October 30, 2011 - 3:21pm
Is anyone suffering from sleep deprivation depression and how are you managing to deal with it?
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October 29, 2011 - 3:22pm
I am trying to use Magnesium and Vitamin D for my FM pain and Chronic insomnia. But the internet gives conflict information...I've read that Magnesium and Calcium must be taken together and then ...
October 29, 2011 - 11:59am
I have suffered with a chronic illness for 13 years. How do we achieve quality of life when we are robbed of so much?
October 28, 2011 - 2:58pm
Has anyone ever had counselling for coping strategies to deal with their anxiety that allowed them to get off their medication? IIf so, please share some strategies.
October 28, 2011 - 2:42pm
Does adult acne ever go away? It started at age 24 and I am now 44 years old. What causes it?
October 28, 2011 - 2:36pm
Has anyone got a diagnosis as to what is causing their insomnia?
October 28, 2011 - 2:25pm
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October 28, 2011 - 12:42am
Has anyone suffered from chronic insomnia for several months? I'm at the 11 month point, plus the longer it goes the worse my Fibromyalgia pain gets. I'm falling apart physically and mentally. ...
October 27, 2011 - 2:21pm