Stress and Distress
Addiction
Among the factors that accelerate the aging process, we find stress. By Raymond Viger Studies present stress in different forms and in different contexts. We say that students are stressed. Men are too. Parents are stressed. Women too… everyone is …
Scabies! The Unwelcome Guest
Health
This happened when I was imprisoned, on a transfer from one jail to another, temporarily in a holding facility for transferees. By Colin McGregor, Prison CFF de Laval Laying on the upper bunk of a 10 x 7 foot prison …
Two Disabled Persons in Love
Health
Mary and Matthew, disabled persons, may not be able to walk like normal people. But their love lets them soar above their physical difficulties. They lean on each other in hard times. They revel in each other’s daily cycle of …
Autism: The Sound of Silence
Mental Health
“For the first time, we’re planning a summer vacation together as a family!” Normand Charest and Isabelle Binggeli  File:  Mental Health Hélène Picard, 33, mother of two, shouts this out with enthusiasm. She and her husband Maxime have become experts …
Audrey McMahon and Yoga Therapy
Health
Ever since she was 17, CHUS Sherbrooke psychiatric resident Audrey McMahon has been practising yoga regularly. Geneviève Kiliko | File Health Her first class was a revelation, to the point that a few years later, she began searching for yoga-related …
A Half-Marathon for Life
Sports
The Oxford Dictionary defines perseverance as: “the steadfast pursuit of an aim, constant persistence.” To which I would add: “In the face of adversity and even pain when the mind and spirit are advocating quitting whatever activity is the cause.” …
From Farm to School: B.C.’s Example
Health
A kid who eats better learns more. So why not bring farm-fresh food to school cafeterias? That’s what Joanne Bays is doing in British Columbia. Not too long ago, Québec’s Équiterre organization invited her to share her experiences with those …