Think about these qualities a person can have: Personal resilience Self-reliance Rugged individualism These three character traits are often cited in North American colonial culture as the pinnacle of human performance. Using the same paradigm, a person with these qualities can face and conquer any struggle in life. This being the case, anyone who values …

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It’s so unsettled now.COVID-19 cases are increasing and experts and politicians are sending signals that are meant to deter us:“The second wave is here!”“The number of cases is the highest since May.”“There are outbreaks again in Long Term Care.”Political leaders are holding briefings of the kind we saw in March when fear was at its …

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A survey released last week is a reminder of how little women’s lives have changed. The Prosperity Project, in partnership with Pollara Strategic Insights, surveyed parents working outside the home in Canada and found that one third of women were contemplating leaving their jobs to attend to “home responsibilities” during the pandemic. Apart from being …

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The numbers of youth and young adults with COVID-19 is now increasing. News reports are using such terminology as “COVID fatigue” and most public health officials are ominously warning about a second wave of the pandemic. Many older adults are wondering, “Why do young people not understand the need for isolation?” At times when I …

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Earlier this week, I wrote about the fear parents have about sending their children to school. Since that was published, people have been asking me: “What do I do? What do I do to support my child’s mental health?” My answer to this question is to remember three things that can promote your child’s mental …

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