I laugh at the idea of making the present the same as the glorious past. To hear some people talk, their past was lived in Nirvana. Idyllic and almost heaven. Yet I remember their ragged clothes, their snotty noses, using socks for mittens in the middle of winter. The past has different rules.
Archives for October 2019
Given that without pipelines Texas based oil companies get to buy Canadian oil at a third of the world price, blocking our pipelines makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is that Canadians fall for this manipulation hook, line and sinker
• The typical person in my class was a recent university graduate; I’d been in the workforce for four years.
• They picked up on things and learned fast; I had nothing but questions.
• They seem brilliant; I felt stupid.
But, I had something they didn’t have…
Period poverty is when a young woman or girl cannot afford to buy products such as tampons or pads, and it’s a global issue. A growing number of organizations and individuals are banding together to address a lack of access to sanitary products that significantly affect the quality of life of women.
My addiction to opiates began as a teenager after a significant sports injury. I was going through surgery and dealt with excruciating pain. I was prescribed a powerful painkiller. The doctor told me it was Oxycontin. I did not question it nor did my family. Next thing I know, I’m an opiate addict without even realizing it.
I am now nearly 5 years sober and while clear headed for the most part still have my bouts of depression. I had a realization a couple of months ago that when I feel bad, instead of drugs, I turn to a gigantic unhealthy meal to make me happy. It hit me real hard.
Anyone can get cancer. Or asthma. As a PSA might put it, diseases don’t see race, place, or age. You know who does, though? Community planners and industrial developers, and that’s led to disproportionate rates of cancer in communities of color.
While there’s no doubt that governments need to majorly ramp up efforts to safeguard our future from impending climate doom, there is much that we as individuals can do to help save the environment. Looking at our food consumption, for instance, is a good place to start.
Although the stigma around mental health has slowly been decreasing over the last several years, we, as a community, need to pick up the pace. Things aren’t changing fast enough. Stigma is still far too widespread.
Establishing a trustworthy brand isn’t always discussed in product strategy or marketing committee meetings, but that doesn’t change the fact that gaining trust from your customers plays a critical role in your business success.