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You want to know something? I understand why the CBC brass reacted the way they did to the in-house allegations about Ghomeshi. I don’t like it and I don’t like that they tried to cover up their knowledge when his house of cards started to crumble, but it’s no different than how any other organization that has dealt with this guy has handled themselves.

There is knowledge of his behaviour that apparently stretches back 20+ years. People knew what was going on, but time and time again were willing to turn a blind eye. There were lots of opportunities for someone to step up and protect women, or at least not condone and cover-up his behaviour. The CBC is not the first to avoid doing it.

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I like to do a “year in review” every January for the year that went before. This year I have been struggling with it.

December is a hard month for me for many reasons — busy, emotionally-charged, and a minefield of “mother guilt”. My daily struggle with the Depression Devil sitting on my shoulder makes December an uphill battle at best. Many years I have crashed and burned under the stress.


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This guy on the internet wrote about doing this morally questionable thing, and the masses rejoiced — celebrating him as a hero. Others, myself included, were disturbed at the public reaction of support for his behaviour and wrote posts, Facebook messages, or tweets trying to figure out why spreading negativity was worthy of heroism.

Unable to keep up the facade, this guy posts that it was all a hoax.

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This weekend, I participated in a mentoring workshop for a birthing philosophy I’ve always found intriguing. I don’t know what I was expecting to get out of it, not knowing for certain where I want to head in childbirth education.

I’m still processing a lot of the teaching methods and facilitator information from the course, but what immediately grasped my attention was the idea of solution-based thinking and active listening instead of goal-oriented oriented thinking. It seems so obvious yet, as a parent, I come up on situations every day where my frustration can shut down dialogue with my partner or kids, leaving them feeling attacked or dismissed and me feeling unheard and unappreciated.

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