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The Accidental Advocate

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Advocating for the people we love is a skill worth cultivating By SANDRA SUKHAN Advocacy is a skill worth developing. Lawyers, social workers and other helping professions have formal courses of study. But for a…

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A Mindful 30-day Adventure

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By KRISTI DORIAN Auto pilot and obsessive-compulsive thinking: Two very unhealthy, debilitating activities in my life. Usually, when a conflict occurs or I need to make a significant decision, be assertive or confront someone, my…

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Ahimsa in Action

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By TARA MANIAR The Canadian Museum of Human Rights credits ahimsa as the oldest concept in human rights.  Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term that translates to “Do Not Kill.” The core of ahimsa is “cause no…

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Searching for Normal

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By ERIN JAMIESON The year I turned eighteen, I became obsessed with the word normal. It’s a word all of us use daily, discarding it the way we do our trash, without realizing its impact. Normal…

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Growing Up Trans

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By RIKKI DUBOIS My name is Rikki, and I’m transgender. In a previous article, I explained what it means to be transgender.  Next, I’d like to discuss what it’s like when a transgendered person is a…

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My Transgender Journey

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By RIKKI DUBOIS Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rikki, and I’m transgender. Transgender is a term that has recently been all over the media, associated with the likes of Caitlyn Jenner,…

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