Take a break from hating your body, it’s International No Diet Day

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Toss the scale, abandon the calorie count and break out the elastic waistbands, it’s International No Diet Day (INDD). INDD was introduced as an effort to educate the dangers of dieting, emphasize the importance of eating for health, not weight-loss – and encourage body positivity. Stacey Reinsma, Social… Read More

The search for meaningful employment: jobs with impact

Written for Kitchener Today There’s an old saying that goes, “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” Careers in social responsibility are becoming top priority for job seekers. To be able to support yourself financially while doing something you feel passionate about is no longer a pipe dream.… Read More

Grand River Hospital’s POGO Satellite Clinic: a place of healing for local children battling cancer.

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Beyond the revolving doors, past the wheelchairs, resides the entrance to the POGO Satellite Clinic. Like a parent’s bedside after a bad dream, it’s a place where children go to feel safe. These children are battling cancer. The clinic is one of eight in Ontario. Pediatric Oncology Group… Read More

Former police officer releases third book in detective series: The Devil’s Portrait

Written for Kitchener Today The third installment of the popular John Cooper crime series has been released. Written by former police officer, Geoff (G.S.) Marriott, the novel follows the same characters as the first two books, with a brand new twist. The Devil’s Portrait explores a number of murders happening in the Los Angeles art… Read More

An open letter to my daughter

As your mother, I worry. I grew up in a much different world than you will, one that allowed privacy and encouraged imagination. You will be inundated by over-stimulation, and at times, intruding transparency. My childhood was riddled with wardrobe faux pas and cosmetic malfunctions, that thankfully never saw the light of day.  You, on… Read More