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Goodnight, but not Goodbye (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

When I was a kid at camp we used to sing a song each night together. It’s final line was “this is goodnight but not goodbye.” It always stuck with me. It could have been the decade I spent in […]

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Everyday Influence. (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

There is a line in an old Nick Hornby novel called High Fidelity where they talk about what you like being more important that what you are like.  It’s one

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The Too Often Forgotten – Addictions, Drugs and Mental Health (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

The issues I am addressing in this article  have a devastating impact on this community. As a clinical social worker in Brantford, I have dealt with the victims

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A Recipe for Romance: courtship + anxiety + Facebook + 1432 kilometres. by Marc Laferriere (@MarcLaferriere)

Recently, I was given some insight while waiting on an important e-mail and checking my inbox every six minutes until it finally came. I thought to myself, ‘Is

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2014 ~ Do Something! by Marc Laferriere (@MarcLaferriere)

Readers of The Brant Advocate may remember my 2 part story on why and how people should become more involved in their community. I really enjoyed writing those

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Red Kettles: Make a difference this Christmas (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

Poverty:  It’s something we don’t think about very often unless we’re going through it. In that case,  you think about it all the time.  If you’re struggling with

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Free Speech is Awesome by Marc Laferriere (@MarcLaferriere)

Free speech is a wonderful thing. Without free speech The Brant Advocate wouldn’t exist. I am grateful for it every single day. I love it. I love the

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My Personal Story About Mental Health (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

For over six months between 2011 and 2012 I lived with severe depression. It didn’t start off as severe, more like a trickle that turned into a very

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Taking Care of Business and a Few Other Things Along the Way (Marc Laferriere, @MarcLaferriere)

Please, let’s relax. Let’s all take a breath; a deep breath. Okay, now let it out. Try it again, and again and again. Get to the point where you

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A NEW SEASON OF LOCAL TV LIGHTS UP – SEPTEMBER 3RD ON ROGERS TV

Rogers TV’s new fall season lights up Tuesday, September 3rd on cable 20, with a lively line-up of local shows and returning favourites.   “We’re set to launch several new series

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