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MayTimeOfChange -

"Fate whispered to the Warrior, you can not withstand the storm – and the Warrior whispered I AM THE STORM!" Understanding and living through this one storm, I am at a better understanding of what personal "storms" are. It is not finding my way around it, nor am I waiting for it to pass. I am standing, as strong as I can be, waiting to see what this storm will teach me. As I navigate, my new normal one that is a daily reminder that what I AM is not who others say I am, but a bit in a...

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CommunityCompassion, LookingBackLookingForward, MayTimeOfChange, MentalHealthAwareness -

Please Call the National Toll Free Number 1-833-456-4566 if you need additional assistance. There has been a roller coaster ride, that I avoided getting on. The emotional roller coaster ride that involves death. I knew that eventually death was going to impact me - I didn’t think and sometimes cant believe it was my son Quinnton that would die before me. I reflect on the days gone by and know that I have to use yesterday as the learning stones to step into tomorrow. I grieve for my son everyday. Some days the grief is worse than others, this journey...

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CC Walk 2019, IntoTheSormTogether, StartTalkingKeepTalking, StopTheStigma, SuicideAwareness -

On this day a year ago, the #CCWALK2019 began its 40 day journey for self awareness, and to bring to light the actions of unnatural deaths in all our communities. What was thought to be a lone starting point was heightened by #TeamMcKinnon. To have three generations at the starting point was the kick start to what will prove to be an amazing journey. With  Clara Alec Macdonald  at the wheel, and Uncle Ben, Chief Alexander McKinnon,  Clementine Thomas , Kiara, Zayden, Vinny McKinnon,  Taniel Prince , Kylee, Baby Been and Sandra McArthur sporting their pink #IntoTheStorm t-shirts and the...

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AprilisKey -

Sitting and thinking about the new norm, as the kilometers pass, and minutes turn into hours, now hours turning into days what is the purpose of the new navigation. Knowing that just for now, the new norm is ”self isolation”, ”social distancing” and monitoring your health. What is so new? For some the self isolation meant keeping your pillars intact. ”Social distancing”, meant trying to stay away from some who were ”toxic”, now, the toxicity is not mental, it's a health requirement? What has our society become? As the social distancing is now a requirement, how are those who need...

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LookingBackLookingForward, MayTimeOfChange -

I was given a... chance to realize, that the price of loving you was true, chance to feel my arms wrapped around you, chance to know how to feel when you said ”Mommy I love you too.. I've been focusing on survivors guilt, that I'm forgetting how to live, I've buried myself deep in the fortress all.i know how to do is grieve. I walk in a way that defines that my heart is broken... Remembering your words - your words that were spoken. I've given myself a chance, to feel the love so true, knowing that my baby boys...

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