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Amy Gibson

Managing Editor of Blogs, Huffington Post Canada

Amy Gibson is the Managing Editor of Blogs at The Huffington Post Canada.

She has lived in Toronto the last 17 years and worked for Rogers, Yahoo!, and thestar.com before joining AOL in 2011.
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Mental Illness And Teens: It Impacts Every One Of Us

The fact is, mental illness impacts more of us than we realize. Sadly, only one out of five children who need mental health services receives them. That is heartbreaking and unacceptable. So many Canadian youth are struggling with depression and anxiety, and far too many aren't getting help. Too many young lives have been cut short. Madeline Grace German Coulter was one of them. That is why today The Huffington Post Canada is launching Frame Of Mind, a new blog series inspired by The Maddie Project that will focus on teens and mental health.
09/07/2016 08:25 EDT
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This Summer, Let's Embrace Our Swimsuit Bodies As They Are

This summer, don't compare yourself to the spray tanned, filtered, posed, air brushed celebrity pics on Instagram and in the media. In fact, don't compare yourself to anyone. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now. Don't hide behind cover ups and over-sized T-shirts. Be proud of your body. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now.
06/22/2016 02:16 EDT
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A Love Letter To Hands-On Dads

Have we told you lately that we love you? Have we told you lately that we appreciate all that you do? Because we do. We really, really do. Have we mentioned that your strength, dedication and tenderness never cease to amaze us? We want you to know that the love that you show all of us never goes unnoticed.
06/17/2016 04:02 EDT
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24 Questions You Should Ask Your Parents, While You Can

As weeks, months and years fly by, we are all missing opportunities to talk about real things -- important things -- with our parents. There are things that only they can answer or explain. Sadly, the reality is that when they pass, many of those answers, explanations and stories will go with them. So why are we wasting time? Why don't we ask them the questions that would explain events that shaped them, decisions they made and important lessons they learned? Questions that would yield new insights, understanding and compassion... for people we think we know so well?
04/08/2016 10:26 EDT
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Excuse Me Trump, What Does Your Penis Have To Do With Politics?

This farce has gone on too long. The sophomoric Republican debates have gone from bad to worse and last night's "Cock Fight" debate simply catapulted the candidates even further down in the credibility and respectability department. This is about electing a leader, not about the size of anyone's manhood. Stick to talking about politics, policies and your stance on national and international issues.
03/04/2016 12:05 EST
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15 Reasons Why Uncles Rock

In our eyes, and in our kids' eyes, uncles truly rock. Thank you uncles everywhere, for being such important members of our family, for loving our kids, for helping to take care of them and for teaching our children so many things. Our kids look up to you and love having you around. We love you and we appreciate you more than you will ever know. You make our lives more fun, messy, silly and adventurous. And our kids are better for it. Thank you.
01/21/2016 01:46 EST
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Birth Story: My Water Broke At Pizza Pizza

Right before we were about to leave, I felt the strongest baby kick I have ever felt. It took my breath away. I looked at my husband in shock. I knew at that moment we weren't going home. I stood up and whoooooosh, my water broke.
12/13/2015 10:44 EST
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How To Support A Friend Struggling With Infertility

Cancer. Death. Divorce. Miscarriage. Infertility. What these experiences all have in common is that they make people clam up. People often don't know how to respond, what to say, what to do or how to react. So often, people don't respond. They don't say anything. They don't do anything. They don't react. And that is wrong. Some would argue that everyone is dealing with their own stuff and don't have the bandwidth to take on other people's problems. But if everyone's head is down and people are only worried about themselves, that is a sad and cynical statement about society. Are people really that busy that they can't be supportive of others?
11/02/2015 01:02 EST
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The Real Reason Women Are Going Gaga Over Justin Trudeau

The whole Trudeau wave that is washing over social media isn't just about his looks. It is about so much more. The real reason that women are going on and on about him is simple. He is the epitome of the ideal man. A modern, relatable, ideal man. He checks all the boxes of the attributes many women consider to be the ultimate qualities a perfect mate or father would have. And many of those attributes would help a prime minister to excel in that role.
10/22/2015 04:03 EDT