Harnessing The Power Of Fear

“Harnessing the power of fear” by Gerald Walton, Lakehead University People love fear. Consider the enduring popularity, for instance, of thriller and horror movies since the invention of the motion picture. Think Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), M (1931) and Werewolf of London (1935), among scores of others. This year a sequel to the … Read More

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How To Dance To Every One Of Your Own Heartbeat

Before we even arrived in Edmonton and unpacked our bags, my heartbeat was already attuned to the culture of the Aboriginal people of Canada. I soon began my search for more information about their spirituality, leafing through the tourist brochures that my then-partner brought home. While the primary purpose for these was for planning trips … Read More

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Trauma And Transformation – A Psychologist On Why Difficult Experiences Can Radically Change Us

“Trauma and transformation – a psychologist on why difficult experiences can radically change us,” by Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University It’s human instinct to avoid suffering and try to make life as comfortable and easy as possible. But paradoxically, a great deal of research has shown that suffering and trauma can have positive long-term effects. … Read More

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Prematurity Day: My Family’s Story Of An Early Arrival

“Prematurity Day seeks to raise awareness about premature birth and the complications that can occur. A premature baby is one who is born too early, usually before 37 weeks. Premature birth can lead to health problems during development including physical and mental disabilities.” Thankfully, seven plus years later and that is not how our story … Read More

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Philanthropy’s Bad Reputation Could Put Big Donors Off Giving – Here’s Why It Matters

Philanthropy’s bad reputation could put big donors off giving – here’s why it matters” by Beth Breeze, University of Kent Within hours of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, half a billion Euros had been raised in donations by leading French business people and their families to help pay for its reconstruction. The speed with which such … Read More

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