Menopause: What’s in store for you?

Sleep patterns may be disturbed even without the flushes. Mood may alter. Some people experience forgetfulness. You may find    yourself weeping at the smallest provocation or feeling miserable and hopeless, all part of that hormonal swing.

By Mary Wilson

It’s something nobody talks about even in this day of no-topic-too-sacred-to-be-shared-with-the-world. Yet it comes to all women: menopause – when ovulation ceases, hormones rage, and life changes. Continue reading Menopause: What’s in store for you?

Missing the people element at Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Once a public place, filled with volunteers and a sense of community, the Conservatory has now become a rather cold, empty space. Even the floral displays have taken on an institutional look.

By Dorothy Dobbie

It was not long before Christmas when I ran into Shirley Vlassie, owner of the Star Grill, at her Assiniboine Park Conservatory location. She was full of news and excitement about improvements she had in mind for the restaurant. “Wait till you see the stained glass we’re putting in,” she enthused. Continue reading Missing the people element at Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Getting down to work on an agenda for real mental health reform

Age-based discrimination compounds the stigma of mental health.

By Jo Simon Continue reading Getting down to work on an agenda for real mental health reform

Putting together a 2012-13 symphony concert program

“Every year in February/ March we announce our upcoming season; this is for me, personally, a little bit like ‘giving birth’. We usually work for 12 months on the different programs of the upcoming season.” – Alexander

Members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Alexander Mickelthwate, during a performance at The Forks.
Alexander Mickelthwate
Random Notes

Dearest reader: I hope you are having a wonderful May. Since we moved to Winnipeg five years ago, it seems the winters have been getting shorter and summers longer. Do you agree? In March I bought bikes for my kids and myself; since then we have spent many hours riding in the parks where five years ago everything at that time was still white.

Today I want to tell you a little about our upcoming season. You know, music is all about melodies, harmonies and rhythms. Our organization itself has a yearly rhythm that is very creative and exciting for everybody involved.

Continue reading Putting together a 2012-13 symphony concert program

All about living in the age of maturity

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