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Amy Sky talks music and hope: ‘We like to be each other’s cheerleaders’

By Cece M. Scott Amy Sky has a knack for being where the action is. Her talent for singing and songwriting was recognized early and she has collaborated with some of music’s biggest names, including international artists such as Olivia Newton-John and Ann Wilson of Heart, and fellow Canadians Anne Murray and Ronnie Hawkins. She is also a dramatic actress with a flair for difficult roles. Amy Sky is also a humanitarian whose success has been matched by her fair share of tough times. She has experienced grief and depression and is a passionate advocate for mental health and continues to champion that cause in everyday lives. It’s a combination we can all learn from. “Music is the portal to spirituality for me,” she says. The next episode of Creative Aging Books & Ideas hosts Amy Sky on February 23, at 2 p.m. EST. During the show, Amy will discuss

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Standing up to Nazis: the power of courage

Have you ever wondered what levels of courage you would be able to muster in times that require extraordinary bravery, times where your belief in the greater good of helping people far outweighs your own safety? The book The Paris Library, which recounts the story of library workers during the German occupation of Paris in the Second World War, tells such a tale. It was named The Best Book of 2021 by Amazon and Chapters Indigo. I spoke with the author, Janet Skeslien Charles. “When I heard this story I had to sit down and write it,” said Skeslien Charles. When I heard about this book, I had to sit down and read it. A native of Montana, Skeslien Charles grew up next door to Claudine, a war bride who captivated her little neighbour with stories of the appalling events that happened in Paris during the Second World War. Along

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