I was assigned a project at school. I needed to create a work of art that encompassed my growing fury over the fentanyl crisis occurring in Vancouver. For my transformation project, Equal Light, I was finally able to demonstrate how I truly feel when considering people who suffer from addictions. I lost one of my oldest … Continue reading Amie Le Blanc wants to change the way you look at addicts
I was late for work last Thursday. Well, technically, I left my house on time, I wasn't caught in traffic, I arrived in the parking lot on time. But artist Roy Henry Vickers was speaking with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC radio, and I just couldn't turn it off, so I sat there, outside the … Continue reading Wise man talking – Roy Henry Vickers on learning that you are a beautiful person and your life is art
If you're a regular follower of the Wellness Almanac, you probably have heard of Dr Gabor Mate. Either way, take a read of this interview, recently posted on the Huffington Post, that is too invaluable not to share. Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us … Continue reading End the war on drugs and sing a love song, instead
Just a thought, worth sharing.
I read two long articles recently, about addiction, that blew my mind open a little wider, and I wanted to share them here. They're worth the time. The first, The Like Cause of Addiction has been discovered, and it is not what you think, ran on the Huffington Post at the end of January, and … Continue reading Two Longreads on Addiction that Will Change The Way You Think Of Addicts, whatever your perspective
Cindy Filipenko is a Pemberton-based writer - her insight and way with words always make me stop and think. Whether she's writing about local organic farmers, feisty throat singer Tanya Tagaq, how to be more engaged as a citizen, or how to make it as a freelance writer, her smarts and passion shine through. You … Continue reading Fight addiction in youth – a guest post by Cindy Filipenko
Author David Sheff explains (in this radio interview on NPR) why we shouldn’t wait for a person to hit rock bottom before getting them help — “I’ve heard over and over again, we’re told that they had to let their kids, you know, their husbands, their wives, whoever it was, they had to stand back, … Continue reading On the Shelf: “Clean”