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When someone tells you they have cancer, the response is simpler than you think

This essay, by Maria Coletta McLean, originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on January 3, 2020. I have cancer. Please don’t start telling me about your friend/neighbour/co-worker’s experience with cancer. Please, don’t say, “Oh, so many people have cancer of some sort or another. You’ll be fine. My cousin’s wife …” I know you … Read more

Journaling and Gratitude

Remember the good old days when you wrote in your diary (as a kid) and got so much pleasure from it? Why did we ever close that door? Did we mistakenly believe we got too old, too smart or too sophisticated to continue? I’ve discovered that revisiting that simple joy can be life-changing. Here is … Read more

Camp Lifeline

Camp Lifeline is a Chai Lifeline Canada program. The need was recognized for local specialized daytime programming for kids who could not attend regular summer camps. This is due to complex medical needs and an increased risk of contracting infections. For two weeks a year, Camp Lifeline provides a unique camping experience. Campers are provided … Read more