Shelley meets

Meet Susan Wener

Ever since she was a child, Wener has always written little notes, usually about feelings of sadness, despair, fear or grief. She says writing helps bring the feelings out of herself and onto the paper. She continued to write these notes to herself when she became ill with cancer, but didn’t begin her book until…

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May 9, 2016

Meet Shelley Ambrose

  The voice on the other end of the line is distinctive. Decisive. No nonsense.   “Bizarrely, I do not have a moment in my life where I thought that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do or get what I wanted to get because I’m a woman. But it is true that at…

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January 26, 2016

Meet Clarence Epstein

  A conversation with Clarence Epstein can take some surprising turns. One minute you’re talking about 20th century art and the next thing you know the topic is Downton Abbey and upper crust British society. Shelley Pomerance meets the man in charge of urban and cultural affairs at Concordia University to learn more about him,…

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March 10, 2015

Meet… Carol Meindl

  As Executive Director of the Quebec Federation of Home & School Associations, Carol Meindl develops projects, writes grants and makes presentations before the provincial government. A far cry from what she did the first 25 years of her working life, crafting and selling china figurines?  Or maybe not!…   Recently, Blue Met contributor Shelley…

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February 18, 2015

Meet… Sylvia Martin-Laforge

  Sylvia Martin-Laforge and the Art of the Possible   Sylvia Martin-Laforge loves a good historical novel, whether it’s a book by Hillary Mantel, or any intrigue involving Cromwell, Henry VIII, or Ann Boleyn.  But when it comes to the books that have really inspired her, she mentions a series she read as a child,…

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January 21, 2015

Meet Dr. Howard Steiger…

    Meet Dr. Howard Steiger… by Shelley Pomerance   “I was always interested in psychotherapy for people who have personality traits that cause them to be either very impulsive or compulsive. That’s what drew me to the field,” says Howard Steiger, PhD, a psychologist and the director of the Eating Disorders Program at the…

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December 10, 2014