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.50gooddeeds.com, 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).