The bright side of the saddest day of the year; Blue Monday

It turns out the saddest day of the year’s humble beginnings were a publicity stunt, released as part of a press release for a British travel company. The man behind the formula, Dr Cliff Arnall, created the concept 14 years ago for Sky Travel. Read More

How a stay-at-home mom found purpose by getting published

Set in the early 1950s “Little Girl in the Mirror” takes you inside the mind of a child named Cathy during her ‘rollercoaster childhood’ that would take her from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Stratford, Ontario. Names are unchanged, details unaltered as Mondou bravely writes in the perspective of a little girl, who happens to be her mother. “Through writing your story, I feel like I have taken little Cathy’s hand and I have saved her, held her and loved her.” Read More

Noah’s POGO story

One cannot comprehend the need for the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario without first living vicariously through the people who rely on them. This is Noah’s POGO story  – shared by his mother, Rachel Wahl. Pediatric cancers receive less than four percent of all research money raised for cancer. Less than four percent for our… Read More

Why I chose to reinvent myself.

After 15 years of working in different facets of broadcasting, it was time for a change. I love media, so I needed to find a way to make a fresh start – while staying true to my first love. A colleague suggested a career counselor. During months of evaluation, I found my calling. I enrolled… Read More

Cancer is a thief that creates unwilling heroes out of children.

Like the true criminal it is, cancer doesn’t discriminate. It cares not about destiny or achievements, nor does is consider purpose. There is no hierarchy or class that is immune. This sweet boy taught my daughter to walk, picking her up every time she fell, both laughing hysterically. When he came to my house he… Read More