Zoom and Your Health

One advantage of face to face meetings was movement. I still have mostly face to face work, but on days when I work virtually, I have noticed that I barely move from my desk. You could say that it’s my own fault for not booking breaks in which to move, and I suppose this is…

Lie-In

This summer I went to see the Bed – In for Peace 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. This celebrates a period from May 26, 1969 until June 2, 1969 when John Lennon and Yoko Ono protested the Vietnam War and rose awareness for Peace by staying in bed at the…

Gambling: Some Facts and Resources

Last week, Dr. Scott Wooder, a family physician from Stoney Creek, reported the story of someone who had lost much of their family’s money through problem gambling. In a question to me, he noted that we don’t spend enough time talking about the impact of gambling on people’s and families’ health. I agree with him,…

The Benefits of Family

Sunday afternoon, as I was running around my kitchen cooking, the doorbell rang. It was late in the day for a salesperson, and not really a reasonable time for sales, either. There are Spanish-speaking Christmas Carol Singers who visit homes in my neighbourhood and I thought, “They’re here!” I opened the door happily expectantly and…