New Year Message….

On behalf of NorthernMSW, I thank you for your support and participation during 2012. I want to wish you, your family and friends a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. I request your continuous support, suggestions, and participation for the 2013 year. I invite everyone to share their New Year’s Resolution(s), particularly as professionals. What…

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Men or Women; Who is Friendlier?

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I came across an article in ‘AARP, The Magazine’, October/November 2012 edition. I was visiting family, bored and saw the face of Tim Allen on the cover and became intrigued….. The article I got caught up in was titled, “Who’s the Friendlier Gender?” on page 86. To me, that seems pretty…

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Pride and Bonding in Society

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I just watched the movie ‘Brave’ again with my kids. Three generations bonding as a family, watching what I consider to be a wonderful movie full of meaning. “Mend the bond torn by pride” is one of the themes of the movie and I would say is the main theme. Many…

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The Meaning of Clutter

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Clutter; a word that takes over some people’s lives in thinking, behavior and life style. Some people do not know where to start. Some people hire professionals to come into their home and de-clutter it. What is the basis of this disorganization? Lack of time? Lack of motivation? Lack of clarity?…

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Canadian Pharmacare: Varies Province by Province

This is worth reading on pharmacare here in Canada….those that are lower income often get prescription medications, approved by the government, for free or a very small fee. For those that are in the ‘middle class’ economic bracket or higher—we pay a lot more for our medications! Canadian pharmacare: an ongoing failure

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