Lisa Ben­dall is an award-win­ning writer; the Pro­fes­sional Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada and the Na­tional Mag­a­zine Awards have rec­og­nized her work. Add to the hon­ours, two Cana­dian Blog Awards for www.50good­, where she chal­lenged her­self to per­form 50 acts of kind­ness in 50 days. “I started the blog to prove that it doesn’t take much – not much time and not much money – to make a real dif­fer­ence, and I hope it in­spires peo­ple.” Ben­dall’s lat­est book, Magic Mo­ments: Twelve Lit­tle Sto­ries about Dis­abil­ity, Fam­ily and Fairly Nor­mal Life, was pub­lished in 2015. In it, she shares in­sight about the hats she wears, in­clud­ing that of wife and co-par­ent with her hus­band, who is quad­ri­plegic. A writer we of­ten call on to cover the health and well­ness beat, in this is­sue she re­ports on skin can­cer for “Spot On” (pg. 26), talks pre­dic­tive test-tak­ing in “How Long Have You Got?” (pg. 63) and re­veals how to break bad be­hav­iours in “Habit (Un)Form­ing” (pg. 66).

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