It's the random acts of kindness that have the loudest echo. It was about a year ago(?) when visited my College Professor Anne-Marie and her class of GBC Activation Coordinators- Gerontology students to listen alongside/occasionally chime in about long term care documentation (my nerdy crush). Students had read my book- and one even surprised me with a 'just because' gift box full of goodies! @Naveen Akram not a week goes by I don't think of you while drinking out of my "Queen Of The Universe" mug <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Well lookie here, page 8 of February's edition of snapd Markham!(markham.snapd.com/event/1017613#/). Thank you for sharing this story of my favourite day of 2016 <3 This awesomeness spawned from a 'domino effect' of events.
Having said that, know next time I see you, you are getting a big hug Jennifer Sibbitt, Laurie Goodman, Laurie Goodman Photography, Mary Judge, Elizabeth, Markham Guild of Village Crafts, Pam Burgess, Susan Jones The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust, Maureen Daniels & the Patient & Family Advisory Committee in Princess Margaret Hospital ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Thank you Steve for creating this wonderful support and research, and of course to the staff and volunteers who create and provide all the events, resources, support and education! ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks the 35th anniversary for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada! Please take a moment to watch this video where Steve Northey, one of our Founders, talks about why this organization started and...
Thanks again Susan Jones for generously putting together and donating these for those who are homeless. They were delivered to those sitting on the cold pavement downtown Toronto :S
*If you too have packages put together, I can deliver next time in the city as well. ... See MoreSee Less
'A picture is worth a thousand words' as the saying goes, so here are a few based on this photo: I see compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness and humbleness.
This post is to honour Susan Jones and ho...
Confused punishment was something I had a hard time coping with just a few years ago, whereas now feeling... well.. like Mr.Bean does here. I ignore when not worth it, whereas other days... well... lets just say I can advocate for myself 🙂 I am happy and I am free.
Confused Punishment: When you encounter poor treatment/further penalty based on the side effects of treatment/ medication/ physical or emotional stress from a Brain Tumour.
Examples: 1. Dirty looks from strangers thinking you are drunk, when out learning to walk again, swerving. 2. Secretaries being personally offended/ blatantly rude if missed appointment, not realizing you forgot to write a reminder not to forget the appointment 3. Judging a RBF in social situations, when you are fighting a anxiety attack off inside ________________________________ Chapter 12 of (2014) Day By Day: Confused Punishment To order a copy of Day By Day: MelissaNichols.ca Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Aunty M Brain Tumours - Claire Bullimore Pam Burgess BRAINS National Brain Tumor Society Brain Injury Society of Toronto ... See MoreSee Less
Incredibly honoured to be invited to write a blurb in a magazine the Princess Margaret Hospital - Brain Tumour Centre puts out.
About 300 words huh? Hmmmm.... So much to say though. Opps, I need to cut back about 500 words. But still need to mention a few things 😉
Ahh! Excitingly frustrating! These opportunities are my life's purpose.
Wish me luck!
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada 100+ Women Who Care Markham Markham Guild of Village Crafts The Village Hive Allan Bell John Bolger Jo-Ann Bolger Regional Councillor NIRMALA ARMSTRONG Darrell Hein ... See MoreSee Less
People with existing brain damage are more at risk for mental illness: depression being a strong one. This means my fellow BT fighters are more at risk. Here are some facts/support from Bell's #letstalk day. Still have questions/ need support? REACH OUT, if I can't answer your question, will be sure to direct you to someone who can. You are NOT alone. ... See MoreSee Less
From FUNdraising, Research to Support (1:1, private online to group), the people of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are responsive, respectful and humble. Reach Out!
-Phone 1.800.265.5106, Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (EST) -Adult BT Support Groups across Canada -Pediatric family support for families with a child with a BT -Online Peer Support Centre -A Closed Facebook Support Group -Share/read stories of others affected by a BT -Support Tools and Words of Wisdom offer tips, tools and insight to help you today ... See MoreSee Less
YES! But... don't compliment strangers 'so much' to the point of being asked why.
I see nothing wrong with complimenting strangers.... This week while grocery shopping I complimented a woman on her perfume. She looked at me like I was a creep, shot a quick "thanks" and walked away quickly. Sorry about that.... it was just a compliment- I wasn't licking my lips or anything. Sorry for being nice. Jeeez ... *hahaha*
Exactly. It's having a reflex of a 'get back up' determined mindset. Channel that anger/frustration/fear into determination to get back up. If you feel like you can't than I'll come sit beside you. Chin up, you'll get through this.
Don't let this cold and rainy day bring you down- it is a great day today! Happy 95th Birthday Betty White! You are an inspiration; live, love laugh - Strive, don't just Survive <3 ... See MoreSee Less
A teen dying from brain cancer is hoping to spread happiness by encouraging people to be kind to one another.
“I want them to take the focus away from all the bad things that happen in this world an...