Did you know that today is Purple Day? Did you know that #PurpleDay is World #Epilepsy Day?
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy’s idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26, 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign. Why…Read More
I nursed my mother for years. How do I find purpose now that she’s gone?
My mom peacefully passed away last year after a long illness. She was surrounded by family and I tenderly held her soft, warm cheek as she breathed her last breath. Not only was I her daughter, I was also her caregiver. “Now you are free.” A family member uttered these words to me as he…Read More
There is beauty and joy at the end of life, too
What people don’t understand is the beauty and joy to be found at the end of life. When I tell people I work at a hospice, they often say “that must be so hard.” But my favourite thing is hearing people’s stories, their experiences, their successes, their failures – the things that life has taught…Read More
We must create a permanent legacy to fight anti-Semitism
Hateful and brutal attacks on Jews as a people, as a nation and as individual men women and children, did not start or end with the genocide of the Holocaust. Anti-Semitism is as old as the history of the Jewish people. The destruction of both the first and second Temples turned the Jews into a…Read More
Tuesday April the 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
World #AutismAwarenessDay designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139, is an internationally recognized day every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. World Autism Awareness Day is an effort to not only speak out against the discrimination…Read More
February the 14th…………..an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration
What is Valentine’s Day? St Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send Valentine’s Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each…Read More