childhood cancer, fundraising, self help, self improvement, Uncategorized

Auntie Says…”Cancer” and “Child” don’t belong in the same sentence.

With caring comes vulnerability. It’s a Tuesday morning and I just left the Penticton casino. No, I’m not a gambler. I went to the pancake breakfast fundraiser being held for Wills Hodgkinson, a local boy who’s fighting cancer at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital. I don’t usually go to these kinds of things—in fact that was… Continue reading Auntie Says…”Cancer” and “Child” don’t belong in the same sentence.

advice, advice to teens. Auntie advice, Auntie Says, Bullying, school bullying, self help, self improvement, teen advice, Uncategorized

Auntie Says…The term “bully” is over-used and doesn’t mean anything anymore.

Auntie Says…Bully? How about tormenter or bulldozer?—it’s a better fit. There was recently an article in the news about a school bullying incident that escalated to the point of involving the police. Apparently the Principal and staff could see the situation getting out of hand and chose to use every resource at their fingertips. Bravo. … Continue reading Auntie Says…The term “bully” is over-used and doesn’t mean anything anymore.

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Auntie Says…U.S.A. Student Activism–March On!

My thoughts are with the American students. March on! Columbine. That word pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? It was April 1999 and I’ll never forget seeing the images of terrified high school students running for their lives. I, like everyone else, was horrified and sickened, but It got worse—much worse. School shootings in… Continue reading Auntie Says…U.S.A. Student Activism–March On!