Published in United Church Observer in November 2012.
Canadians are increasingly crossing borders to access faster and cheaper hospital care. But some argue that medical tourism carries too much ethical baggage.
Published in More Magazine in October 2012.
Female sex addiction might seem the topic of steamy novels or bad TV movies. But for the women who suffer from it, this disorder is all too real.
Published in CMA Magazine in July 2012.
Diversity and disagreement are hallmarks of high-performing teams.
Published in More Magazine in June 2012.
While some former spouses never get over the bitterness of a breakup, a fortunate few develop deep and meaningful friendships. Meet three couples who've bridged the divide.
Published in More Magazine in February 2012.
Couples open up about the challenges of monogamy and redefining the rules of long-term love.
Published in The United Church Observer in February 2012.
Everyone wants their kids to succeed, but we're not doing them any favours by shielding them from life's hard knocks.
Published in More Magazine in November 2011.
Got a kid at university? How to tell if your "grown-up" child is calling for help
Published in More in October 2011.
A growing number of women are celebrating being comfortable in their own skin by getting a tattoo.
Published in United Church Observer in June 2011.
For those who reject the strict religion of their childhood, it's not cutting ties with the church that's hardest. It's breaking away from their devout parents.
Published in More in May 2011.
Anne Bokma infiltrates a haven for swingers and finds many of the clientele are midlifers just like her.
Published in The United Church Observer in February 2011.
Blushing already? Sex educators say churches must find the courage to discuss the facts of life.
Published in The United Church Observer in January 2011.
Psychiatrists call it astraphobia, a pathological fear of thunder and lightning that's usually rooted in childhood trauma.
Published in The United Church Observer in November 2010.
A church outreach finds apartments for the homeless but loses its shelter in the process
Published in Parents Canada in November 2010.
Is eating dinner together a quaint relic of the past of an essential daily nutrient for your family?
Published in More Magazine in September 2010.
Regret is a difficult word, ominous and fraught with myriad meanings. Yet, as we reach the midpoint of our lives, most of us have at least one decision we'd like to revisit. If you had to pick just one moment in your life, it would be...
Published in More Magazine in July 2010.
He was born a girl by the name of Melissa, but it was a name that never fit. And all his life, more than anything, Mel, as he now calls himself, has wanted to fit.
Published in The United Church Observer in June 2010.
Be happy with less instead of always clamouring for more. Here are some ways to do just that.
Published in Canadian Living in April 2010.
Can a weekend away revitalize your marriage and rekindle your romance? You bet!
Published in More Magazine in April 2010.
It happens more often than you think - offensive remarks, sexual advances - and older women are just as at risk.
Published in More Magazine in April 2010.
Before you dismiss the idea of open marriage as aberrant, consider that it's on the rise, especially among couples of a certain age.
Published in Homemakers in April 2010.
Anne Bokma, who grew up without a father, looks at how the experience shapes women, and how fatherless daughters can heal.
Published in United Church Observer in March 2010.
Many former United Church members drift toward Unitarian Universalism. So what’s the attraction?
Published in More Magazine in January 2010.
What happens when jealousy becomes pathology.
Published in Drugstore Canada in August 2009.
When it comes to courting female shoppers, drugstores are stepping up their strategic offerings to woo women through their doors.
Published in Homemakers in May 2009.
At 42, Anne Bokma felt lost in a spiritual wilderness. Then her search for inspiration led her to a local church, and ultimately to 'a very unreasonable notion': faith.
Published in Today's Parent in January 2009.
How favouritism affects families.
Published in More Magazine in January 2009.
Legions of middle-aged women still secretly suffer the emotional scars of childhood girl-on-girl torture.
Published in Homemakers in October 2007.
Here are the answers to all those questions you never thought to ask, are too embarrassed to ask or never knew whom to ask.
Published in Canadian Living in October 2007.
To discover your child has been abducted is every parent's worst nightmare. Here's how one woman did everything imaginable, including flying to Korea, to get her little boy back.
Published in Today's Parent in April 2005.
Lots of kids need a home. Here's what it really takes to give them one.
Published in Homemakers in April 2004.
When it comes to aging gracefully, a woman wants her family to read between the lines.
Published in Hamilton This Month in September 1985.
Murder between intimates is on the increase in Canada - but why don't the penalties seem to fit the crime?