On the Journey Together: Threads of Life’s 20th Anniversary
Threads of Life is a charity still in its infancy, but as we enter our 20th year, it is important to reflect on what we have learned from the past and how to plan for the future. So how does an organization like Threads of Life get started?
Volunteer Profile: Marj Deyell
Learning new things and having a project underway are two of the key motivations for Marj Deyell as one of Threads of Life’s long-time volunteers. Marj comes from a family of teachers, so learning is an important part of her life.
The threads that connect us … as one big team
The Steps for Life Team Challenge is fun, but it’s more than that — what’s the real meaning behind it?
Putting the Pieces Back Together Through Journaling
A journal can be many things! At our next FamiliesConnect, Johanna will lead us in exploring how journaling can help support us in putting the pieces back together. Whether you’re a doodler, a writer, or a list-maker, there are all sorts of ways journaling can be beneficial in your life.
Hope for Winter
Our northerly tilt away from sun only really lasts for a few months in the calendar – though this season seems to linger too long sometimes. How can you give your grieving self support (and a break) through this last stretch of winter?
Is leaving a gift in your will for you?
This new mindset among Canadians of all ages has been triggered, to some extent, by the intensity of recent global events and the realization that it’s possible to do more just by giving in a different way.
Walking together, so nobody walks alone
We’re walking together. Because we’re stronger together and because above all else, no one should be walking this path alone.
February Fun: Games Night
Kelley and Sharon want to lighten the dark days with a fun night of games and laughter. Our FamiliesConnect for February will be a fun-filled, interactive evening spent in the virtual company of others experiencing the same challenges you are.
The Safety Dance
Dean Maguire knew safety was most important – and he practiced what he preached. So how do you reconcile his sudden death on a worksite?
Grandpa’s Happy Place
A few years before COVID hit, my wife, Marianne, and I took a trip to visit our daughter, Sandra, and her family. Michael, her husband, is in the military and they had purchased a house in the Comox Valley area near the base on Vancouver Island. When we arrived at the airport we were greeted by Sandra, Michael and our two granddaughters, Jocelyn and Hailey, with a large sign reading “Welcome to Comox, Grandma and Grandpa.” A fellow traveller came over to us and said, “What a wonderful family, I just had to wait and see who the lucky grandparents were.”
Donors like you: Sharon Lesko
Christopher Lesko’s life is continuing to make a difference for others, even after his death, thanks to his mother’s love and generosity. In Christopher’s honour, Sharon Lesko has established the “Let’s Go Lesko” foundation, which donates annually to Threads of Life and two other charities.
Sleep: More Than Counting Sheep
It’s not a surprise to anyone struggling with sleep to hear that the quality of your sleep is as important as nutrition or exercise to our mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re not sleeping well, it can feel impossible to
do anything else well.