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27 JUST IN TIME LINES FROM JOANNE GOODWIN

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My therapist said I have acute personality disorder. I was like, “I know, right?” If you’ve met Joanne Goodwin you can hear her unforgettable voice in your head. It only takes once and she’s got you for life. Dr Goodwin Joanne dispenses medicine for your soul. She’s got a double PhD in joy and humor. Women and men across North America attribute their sanity to Joanne. Her prescriptions have no side effects other than a sore gut from laughing. She learned their secret the hard way. Faith and Humor After a lifelong battle with mood disorders, depression, and family crises, cancer became Joanne’s most recent opponent. In August 2016, she was diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer. She endured long weeks of…

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MENTAL ILLNESS: HOPE FOR THE WAR WITHIN

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I had my first taste of mental illness the day I learned how my Dad died. I was eight years old. Such a tender age and I was already deeply troubled. Rightly so, my mum took me to a psychologist. It was there, with my aunt, step-dad and mum in the room that the truth came out – my Dad had committed suicide. Jennifer is a part of the North Pointe writers community. This is the first place she has publicly written about her journey. When we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity,…

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