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Brynna Leslie

Jan 18, 2017

Trump knows you better than you know yourself

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares his inauguration address, many of us up here in Canada are scratching our heads:...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Jan 11, 2017

Are you up for the Canada 150 fitness challenge?

Staying fit becomes a way of life

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 28, 2016

In the aftermath of Christmas

Every year, as the kids anticipate Christmas, I try to limit their expectations. Santa visits us, but he only fills a...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 21, 2016

Putting food on the table

On a recent trip out of town, I found myself eating at restaurants three times a day. For five days, I found myself eating...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 07, 2016

Trump’s win can teach us tolerance

Canadians have been rightly shocked by the emergence of overt hate crimes committed in the wake of the election of Donald...

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Dec 03, 2016

You are always a child around your mother

Whenever my mom comes to visit, I revert to adolescent habits. I stay up too late, mouth off and generally stuff my face...

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Dec 02, 2016

How to create the best hospital: Ask the people who use it

As Ottawa politicians in all jurisdictions bicker over a site for the new Civic Hospital campus, they may consider looking...

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Dec 02, 2016

Love and empathy

Sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 01, 2016

The simple way to lift Canadians out of poverty

The City of Ottawa has tabled a number of measures in its budget to assist low-income residents. Among them, a half-price...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Nov 30, 2016

Homework – Is it detrimental to family life?

The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is do more work. Sadly, that’s precisely the mentality for elementary...

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Nov 25, 2016

Check your privilege at the door: Redefining Canada’s middle class

Still reeling from the outcome of the U.S. election, many of us find ourselves talking about the great middle class. Which...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Aug 22, 2016

Loving the germs around us

If you haven’t heard of Jason Tetro, the self-proclaimed “germ guy,” you may want to check him out. The microbiologist...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Jul 27, 2016

Canada’s open arms

On July 6, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Ramadan fast. I was invited to meet one of...

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Jul 13, 2016

Surviving the family vacation

We are a camping family. If that makes us sound all healthy and sporty and cohesive as a unit, that’s precisely the point....

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Jul 13, 2016

Cultivating a team in workplace can lead to greater success

I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different sizes and types of businesses, across many different...

Ottawa East News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie

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