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Auntie Says…Is Your Kid Vaping? Stop it now.

I started smoking when I was twelve years old. Through middle and high school I smoked a handful of cigarettes a day and by the time I reached university I was up to a pack a day.  I should never have started. It took me years to finally quit and who knows how many chemicals… Continue reading Auntie Says…Is Your Kid Vaping? Stop it now.

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Auntie Says…Even Good Kids Make Stupid Mistakes

His name was Carson Crimeni and he was only fourteen years old. The young man who, while at a skateboard park, allegedly ingested some substance that ultimately took his life as bystanders watched, laughed and videoed the incident. Later, postings on social media of the unfolding scenes alerted the public and police but it was… Continue reading Auntie Says…Even Good Kids Make Stupid Mistakes

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Auntie Says…Bullying. Speak Up. Speak Out.

I just returned from Japan. It’s my old stomping ground actually as several years ago I taught English and lived on the island of Kyushu. On this trip, my family members and I travelled through to Penticton's Sister City Ikeda and experienced true Japanese hospitality.  It was truly a wonderful experience. When we left we… Continue reading Auntie Says…Bullying. Speak Up. Speak Out.