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OPERATION RAINBOW MTL is an initiative organized by Girls Living Out Loud (GLOL), a non-profit girl’s empowerment organization based out of Montreal, Quebec. In partnership with Juliette et Chocolat, Cameo Furniture, Decarie Motors, Altitude Connections, West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, Christina Esteban Photography and...

We believe that giving back is an essential component of mental and physical wellness. Volunteering and doing for others can reduce stress, help manage depression and anxiety, enlarge your social circle and provide a sense of purpose. This is how we give back at the West...

Being at home, pretty much 24/7 with my husband and three teenagers has been interesting, to say the least. In some ways, it’s been wonderful. Having a much more relaxed schedule and nowhere to go has meant that we’ve been able to slow down as a...

Wise Women Canada is proud to be partnering with MINDSTRONG, an initiative of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary to raise awareness and funds for psychiatry services and infrastructure. Stay tuned for great posts about surviving quarantine and maintaining your physical and mental health...

Last Wednesday marked Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It's a day of atonement on which Jews pray, engage in a 25 hour fast, and ask God for forgiveness for any sins they may have committed in the last year. As a cultural...

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As a grade 7 high school student, I was asked to write an English essay about my "hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future". Most teens in my class described ambitious academic and career goals and philanthropic intentions. I chose to write about my hopes...

As I pass the 20 year mark on my diabetic journey, I have come to a place of reflection on the reality of what I have been through. Before I begin with the personal side, I should shed some light on the disease I have...

Yesterday we sent our respective eldest children off on the trip of a lifetime. One where they’ll learn about their heritage and identity, come face to face with a tragic and unfathomable history, and also celebrate strength and perseverance. It’s hard to be a parent....

An incredibly talented and successful designer who was a household name. A gifted story teller, chef and tv personality. This week the world lost two remarkable human beings who made an indelible mark on the world. Looking from the outside, it was hard to see...

Someone once told me that you really only notice how quickly time passes once you have children. Today, on the day that my first born is graduating high school, I can tell you that no truer words have ever been spoken. Didn’t I just give...

Normally on Wednesdays I see my psychologist. Today I saw my psychiatrist. People often ask me what the difference is or get confused between the two. Here’s the distinction - a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the prescription and management of medication...

In the five years since we've launched Wise Women Canada, we've learned so much. The experiences we've had, including television appearances, public speaking opportunities, our own radio show and a column in a national magazine (among countless others), have been nothing short of amazing. With...

Every time someone emerges from the silence to share their mental illness story, we move one step closer to a world where there is no more stigma. And that’s amazing. But we need to take it a step further. We need to share HOW we manage...

If you asked my friends and family to describe me, the words confident and strong would no doubt be on the list. I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I thrive on taking chances and stepping outside of my comfort zone. But something most...

  Q & A With Wise Women Canada Founders, Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener Q: What is Wise Women Canada? A: Wise Women Canada is the initiative of best friends, psychotherapist Lisa Brookman and educator Liz Wiener. With a passion for helping others, they’ve created an online community with...

Do you have a story you tell yourself? I’m not talking about that secret fantasy about the hot Starbucks barista. The story I’m talking about is the one that works like a Venus Flytrap, sucking you in and holding you hostage to some pretty negative and harmful...

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, The CIBC Run for the Cure, The Weekend to End Breast Cancer; these are just a few of the very successful annual fundraisers for incredibly worthy organizations we’ve come to expect and appreciate. The odds are you know someone...