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Thoughts on Thoughts

Kristjana Reid, Taylor Thomas, Jessica Miller

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Thoughts on Thoughts is a podcast for people looking to be more self aware, have healthier relationships and to be more fulfilled in life. The podcast is hosted by three therapists who want to share things that they have taught their clients and also things they have put to use themselves that have enriched their lives and made them healthier people. They also hope to have a little fun along the way so if that's what you're looking for, this is the place for you.
 
North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/
 
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This week, we spoke to PressProgress labour reporting intern Ashlynn Chand about her work covering the challenges faced by sex workers, and what advocacy groups are doing to fight for their rights and protections. Follow Ashlynn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashlynnashc Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 …
 
A read out of one of our recent articles, titled 'The Truth About Canada’s Involvement in Afghanistan,' written by Mitchell Thompson. The piece explains: "2022 marks 21 years since Canada joined the U.S.-led War on Terror, and one year since the last U.S. troops exited Afghanistan. Today, a review of first-hand accounts authored by those involved i…
 
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In this episode, KJ reads the story, "What Bobby McIlvaine Left Behind" which was written by Jennifer Senior for The Atlantic. This is a true story about the McIlvaine family who lost Bobby McIlvaine (beloved son, brother and soon to be fiance) when he was killed the morning of 9/11/2001. This story illustrates how grief can be processed so differe…
 
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In this episode we talk about secondary trauma- what is it, how can you know if you are experiencing it and what you can do to heal it. We packed this short episode full of information and we hope you find it helpful! Don't forget to check out our Relationship Resilience Course: https://thoughtsonthoughts.podia.com/relationship-resilience Follow al…
 
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