CPA Stories

CPA Stories – A collection of videos and articles from CPAs and CPA candidates who share their thoughts and experience around health and wellness topics.

CPA Assist: Two Alberta CPAs share their personal stories

CPA Assist: Two CPAs share their personal stories of mental health.

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Michelle J. Balmer CPA, CA on Self-Care

Michelle Balmer CPA, CA shares her thoughts on self-care and the importance of nature and disconnecting from technology.

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Ruth McHugh FCPA, FCMA on Self-Care

Ruth McHugh FCPA, FCMA discusses the importance of identifying your personal objectives and to make them part of your daily practice.

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Damian Zapisocky CPA, CA on Self-Care

Damian Zapisocky CPA, CA emphasizes his value on quality time with his family as part of his personal self-care.

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Darrell Jones FCPA, FCMA on Self-Care

Darrell Jones FCPA, FCMA shares how including regular exercise is an important part of his for self-care routine.

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Accepting the good, the bad, and everything in between

Lydia Giles CPA, CA didn’t think she was going to survive, and at the time, she didn’t want to. She has spent much of her life living with borderline personality disorder (BPD): a serious mental illness that makes managing emotions extremely difficult. It wasn’t until Lydia accepted her disorder, and started talking about it, that.

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Cindy’s Story

Cindy Radu FCPA, FCA shares her personal mental health story with post-partum depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress,  and the importance of strong support systems and the courage it take for someone to ask for help.

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John’s Story

John Bowes CPA, CA opens up about his experience serving in the Vietnam War, post-traumatic stress, addiction, and reminds us that it is never too late to get help.

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