Month: July 2022

with Joy Kogawa

With Joy Kogawa at Historic Joy Kogawa House!

Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan, about a Japanese Canadian woman’s childhood experiences in a Canadian internment camp during WW II was an eye-opener. While I had previously heard about the round-up of all Japanese from the west coast and their exile to remote British Columbia towns and prairie farms, the novel brought home not only the …

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creativity good for mental health

Being Creative is Good for Your Mental Health

More information shows that taking part in creative activities can help your brain develop new pathways in your brain, thus releasing the hormone – dopamine – that makes you feel good. It reduces the effects of stress by decreasing anxiety and depression, which contributes to more positive mental health. And good news for us seniors …

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