June 2019

Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab Inspires Kids to Explore, Discover and Create

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Vancouver’s Uptown Village just got a lot cooler. Especially if you consider children’s literature cool, which the very cool Kari Ferguson, published author and owner of the new Dickens Children’s Books and Publishing Lab, most certainly does. “I always wanted to write children’s books when I was little,” says the wife and mother of two.… Read More

Men’s Mental Health: The Unique Challenges and the Way Forward

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The data don’t lie: More men are likely to reach for the bottle than the phone when they need mental and emotional help. When it comes to dealing with life’s stresses—their job (or lack of it), relationship issues, health concerns—men prefer to suffer in silence or lash out rather than seek professional help, particularly in… Read More

Renaissance Dad: Fishing Fiasco

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Fishing with little girls is unlike any version of the sport that you’ve ever experienced.  Spending a day on the water with a small child would leave the boat captain from “Jaws” weeping and in the fetal position. Basically, you’re refereeing a contest between the two shortest attention spans in the known universe: a fish and a 5-year-old.  The… Read More