Health

  • Are you there, diagnosis? It’s me, Hannah.

    Shortly after giving birth to my first and only child, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. It was the wrong diagnosis.

  • Pandemic may increase domestic violence

    November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the risk of violence has only increased with the ongoing stress and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Getting home safe(r)

    In the time of COVID-19, some may feel uncomfortable riding public transit. 

  • When pandemics collide

    While news of the COVID-19 pandemic has flooded our feeds, and rightly so, an opioid crisis of devastating proportions has been quietly ravaging communities in Winnipeg and across the province.

  • Privacy in clinics could be improved

    It is easy to be filled with a sense of apprehension when the need to seek medical attention arises, especially considering what often feels like a lack of privacy in public waiting rooms. 

  • Propagating self-care

    To celebrate World Mental Health Day, Winnipeggers can reward themselves with a complimentary free plant on Oct. 10.

  • Wetness and liberated pleasure in Winnipeg

    Each month, Mother of Goo will research an activity/community on the sensual-sexual spectrum.

  • CMU students return to campus

    While most university students in Manitoba – and, indeed, Canada – are attending university remotely this fall, the Canadian Mennonite University is offering in-person instruction at their Winnipeg campus. 

  • Locally fit

    West Broadway’s Sherbrook strip hosts two different small gyms. South Sherbrook Fitness, a part of the South Sherbrook Therapy clinic, has been a staple of the community since 2012, and Focal Fit opened in February 2020, just before the lockdown hit. 

  • U of W hosts Weweni Dialogue event

    On Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m., the University of Winnipeg will host Weweni Dialogue: Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Times of Pandemic.

  • Collective grief and the individual

    “I can’t be grieving. I haven’t lost anyone.”

  • Pandemic Pets

    Back in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many services closed their doors, but the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) soldiered on with their essential service of animal care and rescue. During this pandemic, many families have opened their homes to new pets.

  • The New Normal

    Until a few months ago, most students would probably have never imagined that going to university would mean sitting at home and attending a video call with their instructor.

  • Nacho stovetop popcorn

    A crunchy, satisfying snack (or lunch or dinner, no judgments here) that is vegan and gluten-friendly.

  • My identity does not need your approval

    Most days, I don’t even know who I am. Similar to the way that people sometimes Google themselves, I often review my Facebook timeline. Who am I? What qualities do I present? Are my political memes dank enough?

  • Changes in social change

    From youth organizing to civil rights movements to the evolving social discourse, a lot has changed for people engaging in activism, community work and advocacy in Winnipeg during the past decade.

  • Coming to a living room near you

    Winnipeg’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has ranged from a toilet paper hoarding frenzy to a general sense of malaise as students try to navigate online classes, with many scrambling to apply for EI.

  • COVID-19 proves Canada can afford basic income and housing for all

    Amid the flurry of information and misinformation and speculation that has saturated every online platform for the last couple weeks, there has been a thread of cringe-inducing positivity regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Taco Soup with Cheesy Taquitos

    This recipe is easy, delicious, and you can use basically whatever you have in your fridge to make it! It can be made vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and modified for any diet.

  • Stability could help cure my insomnia

    I woke up this morning before sunrise, feeling well-rested and ready to start my day. It’s a rare experience.

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