• Whistler Writers Festival

      Whistler Writers Festival

      Miji Campbell, author of Separation Anxiety: A Coming of Middle Age Story, is one of the sixty authors at this year’s Whistler Writers Festival. She participated in the panel discussion, Tales from the Trenches, about modern publishing realities.  Campbell also ran a writing workshop called Memorabilia. She explains how important rituals are when she writes. The Festival …Read More »
    • Are Red Bull, Rock Star and Monster Dangerous?

      British Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver, is calling for regulation of the ever popular caffeinated energy drinks such as Red Bull, Rock Star and Monster. I did a story for Edgemont Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia, how how addictive these drinks are: Addicted to Energy Drinks?Read More »
    • Celebrate Recovery From Addiction and Alcoholism

      Celebrate Recovery From Addiction and Alcoholism

      Thousands turned up to celebrate recovery from alcoholism and addiction on September 9th in New Westminster, BC, Canada: Recovery Day BC Festival. There were food trucks, a street circus, a kids zone with clowns and a face painter, mental health and addiction info booths, TEDx style speakers, live music and much more. Here is the …Read More »
    • Twelve Steps to Love and Joy

      Twelve Steps to Love and Joy

      Dr. George Vaillant is a psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School. Although a physician, he extolls the virtues of the AA because it embraces positive emotions, hope and gratitude which, he says, doctors tend to overlook.  This was the topic of his talk at the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada (September 7-8, New Westminster, BC): …Read More »
    • Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

      William Cope Moyers was one of the impressive lineup of recovery specialists speaking at the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada September 7th and 8th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, B.C. Moyers is a renowned speaker and bestselling author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption about his life as a crack addict. He is …Read More »

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