by Lianne Castelino It is steadily coming out of the closet.  And that's a good thing.  The words mental health or mental illness are not as taboo as they used to be.  Millions upon millions of dollars have been earmarked, recently, for all kinds of progr...

by Lianne Castelino I recently wrote in this space about my disdain for the beauracracy our society has created around free play --- visible in padlocked tennis courts with no one playing or basketball backboards with no rims, forget about actual nets --- two basic examples....

by Lianne Castelino I've yammered on at length in this space about how I get completely unnerved, irritated, flabbergasted by the lack of kids (for the most part) playing freely out on the street.  You know, with their friends, til the street lights come on --- uni...

by Lianne Castelino Everyday there seems to be a compelling new story, disturbing new statistics, a new face in the growing list of those affected, and a new name added to the fight to reduce concussions. It's a wonderful thing.   The Canadian Football L...

by Lianne Castelino The numbers are alarming and disappointing, to say the least.  Canadian children get an F in the 2011 Active Healthy Kids report card on physical activity for the 5th year in a row.  Truly disturbing, but not entirely shocking frankly. The repor...

Lianne Castelino of speaks to Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of Participaction about the results of the Active Healthy Kids Report Card 2011 regarding kids and physical activity.

by Lianne Castelino, Even as a youngster I was always struck by Wayne Gretzky's humility.  To me it rivalled his brilliance on the ice.  He let his work do the talking.  The Great One spent no time promoting himself. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to ...

Lianne Castelino of speaks to Dr. Charles Tator, neurosurgeon and founder of ThinkFirst, a national organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries.

by Lianne Castelino, Yes, I have a huge bee in my bonnet.  Actually it's more of an elephant at this point, so bear with me. The uproar, frustration, analysis over headshots and violent hits in hockey is on the operating table, being poked, prodded and studied b...

Lianne Castelino of interviews Bill Robertson, President of the Toronto Non Contact Hockey League about the impact of head injuries in the NHL on his organization.