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Karla's Korner

Stories, rants and lessons on living with cancer from our Stand Up Speak Up Co-Founder

Karla's Travel Stories: China

Karla's Travel Stories: China

I never thought I would use my post graduate diploma in mandarin studies. Our Montreal based company, secured a partnership…
The Science of Healing Thoughts

The Science of Healing Thoughts

This title was handily provided by an article in the magazine, Scientific American. Science journalist Jo Marchant brought her considerable…
How I Confronted My Bias

How I Confronted My Bias

When I started my company, my first goal was that I wanted to build something that was designed to give…
Karla & Zach Train in Mental Health

Karla & Zach Train in Mental Health

One of the causes close to both of our founders, Karla and Zach’s hearts is mental health awareness and working…
My bed is my enemy and my best friend

My bed is my enemy and my best friend

There is a relationship in my life that I have never talked about out loud or really admitted to myself…
Steamed Prunes and My Sexy Poop Dance

Steamed Prunes and My Sexy Poop Dance

If you have ever browsed through our Circle of Strength Workshop Series, you might have wondered why I included a…
How To Focus On People NOT Their Mental Illness

How To Focus On People NOT Their Mental Illness

Lisa Klein is co-director, writer, and producer of OF TWO MINDS, a film about the person behind mental illness. Klein…
This is an honest look at the rollercoaster of cancer treatment.

This is an honest look at the rollercoaster of cancer treatment.

I am grateful for my cancer meds everyday. I am grateful that I live in a place where they are…
Midnight Musings: The End Is Looming

Midnight Musings: The End Is Looming

Strange how I feel the same age as my parents. Not in birth years, but physically, mentally and emotionally. Since…
The Making of Finding Shelley: Amber's Story

The Making of Finding Shelley: Amber's Story

One day, 32 years ago, my brother’s grade 10 high school friend went missing. This was a time of no…
Reflections from My Youth: Communication

Reflections from My Youth: Communication

I want to share some recollections of my youth and while this is therapeutic for me, I hope you’ll find…
Secrets Can Shape Us

Secrets Can Shape Us

Part One: The Secret *Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault* We all have secrets. Some don’t hurt anyone and are small enough…
Why an Ally Collection?

Why an Ally Collection?

When we were preparing to launch StandUpSpeakUp.ca, I knew that I wanted to add some new products that would really…

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