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FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

June 10 2021
I’ve put together some ideas for this year’s Father’s Day for you.  Whether you’re looking for a physical gift or an experience gift, here are some great options to check out for the Dad in your life!  
The Benefits of Expressive Writing:  My Mom's Last Gift

The Benefits of Expressive Writing: My Mom's Last Gift

May 27 2021
When I became older, I realized I had used my journaling as a tool.  Yes, there were many plain ol’ venting entries – many, many actually – but as I grew older, there were also insights, questions, bigger-picture thoughts on how this all tied together for me.  
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': THE WOMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF BARRIE

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': THE WOMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF BARRIE

May 4 2021
The agency consists of a 27-bed crisis shelter along with Outreach services onsite. Approximately 1,000 women and children are assisted by the agency annually. In addition to shelter, staff provide individual and group counselling, legal information and support, court support, information about violence against women, referrals to other community and social services, and public education in the community.
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A':  LINK OF HEARTS

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': LINK OF HEARTS

April 29 2021
And so, LINK OF HEARTS was born, a small company that offers products designed to create a movement raising awareness for depression, other mental illnesses, and mental health. Every product directly impacts a person struggling in silence, by providing a message of hope and contributing to ongoing aid and support for those who need it. 
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q & A': CHEEKBONE BEAUTY COSMETICS

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q & A': CHEEKBONE BEAUTY COSMETICS

April 22 2021

During Cheekbone’s infancy, Jenn endured a heavy personal loss with the suicide of her brother B.J. This loss, though difficult, has remained a driving force behind the desire to see CHEEKBONE BEAUTY succeed with its mission, to empower Indigenous youth. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, CHEEKBONE BEAUTY is known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products such as liquid lipsticks and complexion products including contour and highlight palettes. 

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': JAC+JO

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': JAC+JO

April 20 2021

Today, Jaclyn and Joanna collaborate in design and business and focus on making original pieces that our generation will live in comfortably. "We focus on making our pieces clean, simple, and unique."  As sisters, Jac and Jo are each other's strongest source of inspiration. A portion of JAC+JO sales will be donated to women's interest groups and cancer research organizations.

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': YOU ARE COLLECTIVE

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': YOU ARE COLLECTIVE

April 13 2021
Distinguishing YOU ARE COLLECTIVE as a social enterprise wasn’t even a question.  They knew they wanted to give back and they wanted to be able to give all the brain power and human hours they could.  They donate a minimum of 10% of each item purchased to their #1MillionCampaign, which distributes funds across many organizations to provide a variety of counselling and mental health services across Canada.  
Our Story behind our new project: THE MENTAL WELLNESS BOX

Our Story behind our new project: THE MENTAL WELLNESS BOX

April 7 2021
I look towards the companies who do things differently, who create opportunities for themselves, who support those around them and in their community as they continue on their journey, who do their best each day to keep doing what they are doing.  And I celebrate them and support them. 
Jennifer's Journal, Entry 1

Jennifer's Journal, Entry 1

July 13 2020

Mom was trying to make her way to the apartment door to say goodbye.  Murray and I had come home for the weekend to get a visit in.  I am pretty worried about Teresa right now.  As the youngest, she is the only one left.