"It's not uncommon to find yourself being a little short, discombobulated or just not feeling yourself leading up to an incident anniversary. That awareness allows you to be a little gentler with yourself."
“You can prepare all you want and things still may go sideways — that’s the messiness and beauty of relationship. Conflict is hard but it’s so worth it. Hopefully you come out with a relationship that’s stronger.”
"Although parents have been feeling anxious themselves, we’re seeing a lot of parents reaching out for support. Adults showing genuine care for their child’s well-being is one of the biggest contributors for great resiliency in a child.”
“Vulnerability is going to help us feel genuine and help us keep coping. It's also going to make the relationships we do have stronger.”
“We’ve had to make so many decisions through the pandemic, and we’ve made them with a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on in the world. The cumulative effect of all of these tough decisions is sticking with us."
“For some people the pandemic was harder, for others it was easier. But we experienced this event together. It’s about connection, understanding and common humanity.”
“Having good mental health doesn't mean we are happy all the time. Having good mental health means we can navigate the ups and downs of life.”
As we look ahead to the spring, we may wondering what now. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, the days feel long, the nights are dark, and our activities are restricted in so many ways.
Luckily, there are many options on weekdays and weekends for people of all ages and on all budgets to pursue their interests, stay connected and break the monotony of winter.
Community is always important, but I think when you live out in the country, it is especially important. Not only just to socialize, it’s important for the safety of the community too, it’s important that the neighbours know one another.