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Making Adjustments and Moving Forward – My Brain’s Not Broken

Making Adjustments and Moving Forward – My Brain's Not Broken

Something I expect in life is that unexpected things happen all the time. This isn’t an indication that anything big has happened lately, but the most recent unexpected thing is that I need to find a new therapist (scream at insurance for ruining another good thing). This is nothing new – in fact, the last…

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Minnesota girl, 9, slams school board over BLM posters displayed in her school

Nine-year-old Novalee addressed the Lakeview School Board in Minnesota, rebuking the team for ruling on May 25 - the anniversary of George Floyd's death - that political posters were not allowed, and then putting them up themselves

A nine year old girl in Minnesota has gone viral after she berated her school board for banning political posters from campuses, yet displaying Black Lives Matter images on the wall. The student, who gave her name only as Novalee, spoke at the Lakeville Area School Board meeting on June 8. Lakeville is a suburb…

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9 Reasons Retirement Planning Should be Your Priority

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning does not always mean focusing on your finances. It is a fine mix of personal and financial planning. While financial planning helps you budget your finances and expenses, your personal plan will determine the lifestyle you would like to follow once you finally retire. It is the combination of these two that will…

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Calgary high school pauses yearbook distribution after concerns about pages focused on Black students – Calgary

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

A south Calgary high school has paused the distribution of this year’s yearbook after concerns were raised over two pages that featured Black students. The last days of school at Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School have students and parents talking about two collage pages, featuring pictures of Black students with the caption “JCS Black students represent influence.”…

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Celebrating the pursuit of business excellence and recovery.

Celebrating the pursuit of business excellence and recovery.

Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) Achieving excellence in business is no mean feat irrespective of size, sector, length of trading, or market conditions. Especially during the past year, one of the hardest on record for both the economy and for us as individuals. And now, with the world slowly emerging from a pandemic…

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Non-profit tied to BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors failed to disclose donation, report says

A non-profit group tied to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors failed to report significant donations to the IRS, according to a new report

A non-profit group tied to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors failed to report significant donations to the IRS, according to a new report.  Dignity and Power Now, a group that Cullors founded in 2013 to help black and minority prisoners, brought in at least $225,000 in 2016, but only disclosed $50,000 to the IRS,…

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60 Tyler Perry Quotes on Owning Your Dreams (2021)

Tyler Perry Quotes on Owning Your Dreams

These Tyler Perry quotes will inspire and motivate you to reach your highest potential. Tyler Perry is a world-renowned writer, actor, producer, and director who’s built something few have achieved – a black media empire. His esteemed career has produced 21 theatrical plays, nine TV shows, 22 films and huge box-office numbers. Perry’s achievements were…

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Families speak out against police violence at Black Lives Matter Toronto event in Ottawa

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Several Black and Indigenous families whose loved ones have been harmed and killed by police came together in Ottawa to mark Juneteenth and demand accountability and changes to the justice system. Black Lives Matter Toronto organized the gathering on the steps of the prime minister’s office, where 10 families from across the country shared their…

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A Reflection During Men’s Health Week – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Reflection During Men’s Health Week – My Brain's Not Broken

After learning about Men’s Health Week for the first time last year and sharing a mental health experience from one of the best men I know (thanks again, Stephen!), I decided to use the space this year to thinking about men and mental health health. There are many aspects of men’s health that should be…

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9 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Start Living a Happier and Self-Kinder Life

Happier and Self-Kinder Life

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”’Helen Keller “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”Mahatma Gandhi Living a life where you’re happier…

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Mike Tindall says he doesn’t ‘buy into’ the BLM organisation

Mike Tindall (pictured) said he probably would not take the knee if he was still playing rugby for England because he doesn't 'buy into' the BLM organisation

Mike Tindall said he probably would not take the knee if he was still playing rugby for England because he does not ‘buy into’ the Black Lives Matter organisation. Princess Anne’s son-in-law said in an interview that he would instead take a stance against racism ‘in my own way’, insisting he does ‘support the fight against…

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Sylvia Plath and the Loneliness of Love – Brain Pickings

Sylvia Plath and the Loneliness of Love – Brain Pickings

Western psychologists have rightly observed that “who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.” Zen Buddhists have rightly observed that “to love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” That lacuna between whom and how, between the objects of our love and its observance, is powerful…

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