Many of us are obsessed by sleep – mainly because we think we are not getting enough! But there is a way of approaching sleep that may just cause a revolution in the way we think about it, and the way we experience it. … More Sleep revolution
We can learn a lot about ourselves, and life, and how the way we choose to live affects us, if we listen to our bodies. … More Learning to listen to our bodies
In the world of cars, a burnout is the practice of keeping a vehicle stationary and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction. This is pretty much how burnout in a person can feel too. … More Burnout – Care Factor, Zero
I love to walk. Walking brings me out of my head and into my body and just a few minutes of walking with myself can completely change the way I am thinking and feeling. If I am feeling stuck, moving my body shifts the energy I was stuck in, and problems that seemed insurmountable are no longer so big…in fact, often the answer becomes clear… … More Walking… our way back home
Medicine today prides itself on being evidence based, meaning that our practice is not random or whimsical, but scientific, based on treatments that have been tried and tested in clinical trials. What is the evidence for this form of evidence and is there another form of evidence that we are ignoring? … More Evidence-based medicine: what is the evidence?
When I was younger, I excelled at school. I would come home after exams with 100% and when I would tell my father, he would grunt, at best. But if I came home and said I had scored 99%, he would look up from the newspaper and ask: “What happened to the other 1%?” with disapproval in his eyes. My life became a quest for the 1%, for his grudging appreciation. … More The power of appreciation
I have struggled with depression in the past. I have been feeling tired at times lately, and have noticed that when I am very tired, old depressive thoughts can start creeping in… which got me to wondering… could exhaustion be the beginning of depression? … More Is exhaustion the beginning of depression?
We as doctors are fond of treating ourselves, citing the old proverb, “Physician, heal thyself” as our justification. But ‘heal thyself’ does not mean treat yourself.
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Mandatory reporting does not make our doctors or our patients safer. Who then does it benefit? … More Mandatory Reporting: it’s part of the problem, not the answer
If you listen to your body and stop when you are tired and go to bed early, you may just find that you sleep soundly and wake feeling rested, refreshed and ready for the day in a way you have not felt for a very long time! … More The secret to sleep – go to bed early – when you can!