By Alison Strachan My lunch guest this week called earlier in the week to tell me he was uncomfortable about meeting. I don’t blame him one bit. The consistent message this week from the Premier and Nova Scotia’s Top Doc is to 'Stay the blazes home' and in sail-speak...
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Lunch With Alison: And Just Like That We’re Locked Down So Let’s Talk About Mice, Mental Health…And Other Things
May 1, 2021 | Opinion
Apr 25, 2021 | Arts & Culture
By Alison Strachan When I asked Todd Labrador whether he would have lunch with me he agreed so long as I bring take-out lunch to his workshop in Conquerall Bank a few km outside Bridgewater. His wife, Lori, he said, would put coffee and tea on and strict social...
Apr 11, 2021 | Arts & Culture
By Alison Strachan Lunch with Alison starts a new season. Finally. Every once in a while, I have to pinch myself at my good fortune in life. This happened this week when I had my first sunny deck lunch of the season at Francine O’Hagan and Ron Himmelman’s Mug &...
Mar 18, 2020 | Business
By Alison Strachan
As the Covid-19 situation around the world, and in Nova Scotia, continues to unfold and now with two of my family members in self-isolation, I decided to plan ahead on what to do now as I practice social distancing and what to do to keep busy if self-isolation becomes necessary.
Before considering options, here’s a personal tip from me: Whatever you choose to do to keep busy or pass time, set your watch, phone, or whatever you use as a timer for one or two-hour intervals. When the alarm goes off, it’s your reminder to stop, take a deep breath … or two … or three …, and drink some water. Deep breathing and water are simple and key wellness strategies, along with a good night’s sleep, that we often forget about in times of stress and anxiety.
Here’s my work-in-progress resource list.
Lunch With Alison: Noted PEI Doctor Grant Matheson Hits Alcoholic Rock Bottom, Goes To Rehab & Writes A Book On Sobriety & Reclaiming His Life: ‘The Golden Boy’
Dec 20, 2019 | Arts & Culture
By Alison Strachan Truth is, I didn't have lunch with Grant Matheson. Matheson lives on Prince Edward Island and I intended to interview him at his restaurant pick — Mavors — but fate intervened with car issues and a little snow on my end. Instead, we did a phone...
Nov 22, 2019 | Arts & Culture
Lunch With Alison By Alison Strachan Anna Shoub and I ended up stopping for refreshments at The Barn Coffee & Social House in Mahone Bay. Housed in a beautifully restored barn just up from Suttles and Seawinds, we decided to sit on the second floor with its...
Aug 16, 2019 | Opinion
Lunch with Alison: Sharon and Guy Cranston — Where and What did we eat? By Alison Strachan My guests chose to eat at Salt Shaker Deli, owned by Martin and Sylvie Ruiz Salvador on what has quickly become ‘food alley’ — Montague Street in Lunenburg's old...
Aug 16, 2019 | Politics
Editor's Note: This story ran last year and is being re-published to give a sense of current NDP MLA Lenore Zann's background. She is in the news for her ambition to go to Ottawa as the Liberal MP for Cumberland Colchester. By Alison Strachan Where and What We Ate: My...
Dec 24, 2018 | Arts & Culture
Holiday Treat: Alison’s Christmas Eve oyster stew for Two By Alison Strachan - Lunch With Alison When our children were small and there was so much to accomplish before Christmas Eve rolled over to Christmas Day, the tradition that signaled all was accomplished was...
Dec 23, 2018 | Opinion
By Alison Strachan Editor's Note: This story ran in late 2017 and has been updated to show new contact numbers for Nova Scotia Health Authority's Addiction Services. I had lunch with myself this week. I chose to eat alone at my home in Lunenburg in a beautiful kitchen...
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