How to Remain Sane During the Holidays

The holiday season is marked by extremes. More people, more activities, more traffic, more to-do lists, heightened expectations, and more emotions than usual. This results in less patience, more reactive behavior, and more conflicts. Parents are particularly strained as they get served an additional doze of gift lists, concerts, Santa pictures, and family fun. This […]

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Where Do You Come From?

On my evening subway ride home, two young women sitting next to me engage in a conversation that captures my attention. “How long you’ve been in Canada?” the girl across me says. “One year…Not easy,” says the blue-eyed, dark-haired girl sitting next to me. “You from San Paulo?” They continue exchanging half sentences on the

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