November is National Family Caregivers month and I’ve decided to write a series about resilience.
When I think about my own resilience, I am only half-joking when I tell friends that I’m bullet-proof. What I mean by that is this: I experience a full range of emotions, but another part of me is in . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: National Caregivers Month Part 1: Bullet-proof
This past holiday season was particularly wonderful for us on account of Nick’s excellent pain management as well as the celebration of love in our family. But the icing on the cake was the wedding of our old friend, John Bilder. It was about 199… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: An Awesome Wedding and a Lifetime of Friendship
The smile: it’s fake. He was fired.
Seriously, is it me or did Stephen Harper fire Jim Flaherty over his disloyalty over the income splitting policy disaster?
Certainly, I haven’t read EVERYthing written this week about dude going back to spend more time with his family private sector, but the finance minister was . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Fired Jim Flaherty Because of Income Splitting Disloyalty
When I am in any kind of pain, I want people around me to look me in the eye.
Here’s what got me thinking about eye contact: a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in a dermatology clinic chatting with the resident and a young medical student. It was all very jolly until . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Please Look At Me
This clip is from the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko monogatari (a.k.a. Hachi-ko), which tells the true story of an Akita’s devotion to his master. Hachiko was born in Odate, Japan in November 1923, a white male Akita dog. At the age of two months, he was sent to the home of Professor Ueno of the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies