I love you because …

Few of us ever tell the people we love exactly why we love them. Sure, we may list a few reasons, but we rarely give too much detail.  The same was true of  Janice Kennedy and her sister Sheila Tynan. The fact ...

It is What it is

Sheila Tynan was diagnosed with ALS in late 2011.  She decided to write about her journey with ALS in a blog.  While her blog is about ALS, it is really an incredible testament to the human spirit.  Eventually ...

Sheila

Sheila was passionate about life and that passion showed in her smile -  a really joyful, happy to be here with you, smile.  That smile reflected the enthusiasm Sheila brought to everyone she met and everything...

Messages

Artist, writer, and photographer Donna James on Messages: "But, I also found that the messages that I encountered were strangely encouraging to me, occasionally poetic, sometimes amusing, and often personal." ...

Music Therapy Hits the Right Notes

If you want proof that  music has the ability to enhance anybody's life, regardless of age, watch this. These seniors live in the Extendicare Starwood Nursing Home and they all participate in the home's Music t...

There at the End

"Being with my mother when she died was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life."  Dorothy Craig - Nursing Home Volunteer "...to be there, offering a calm and deeply caring hand was my joy." Elaine ...

Hundreds of Hundreds

What would have a greater impact on your life - giving a stranger a hundred dollar bill or having a stranger give you that bill? For a few people, the day a total stranger handed them a hundred dollars compl...

Where Violence Begins

by Rachel MacNair The planetarium presentation, as usual, was beautiful. Yet there was a disquieting aspect to language used. Stars were dying. Why not being transformed? These stars did something in a despera...

Living in A Nursing Home – Perception versus Reality

The only time you will likely read anything positive about a long-term-care home, or as it is more often called, a nursing home, is in the obits. Every day you'll see grieving friends and relatives thank a nurs...

Karibu – Africa Welcomes Affordable Solar Power

Africa has a problem. Over half a billion  people in Africa lack adequate access to light and energy. Current alternatives like kerosene are not only deadly to its users, but also to the environment.   Over 1.5...