Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mastering Procrastination 5: When Is It Good To Procrastinate?

There are times when procrastination may appear to be a good thing. My son would say sometimes the need to do something passes if you put off doing it long enough. I suspect this is his hope when he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Mastering Procrastination 4: What’s On Your Procrastination List?

I come from a long line of procrastinators. A family motto could be, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after that.” My dad never got around to giving the talk about the birds and the … Continue reading

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Mastering Procrastination 3: Even Doctors Procrastinate – We’re Professionals

Let’s admit it. We all procrastinate. Even doctors. Fortunately, the vast majority of physicians do not put off reading the latest medical journal, forget to arrange important tests and consultations, or write complete notes after your visit. Physicians tend to … Continue reading

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Mastering Procrastination 2: Doctors are no strangers to procrastination

Physicians are no strangers to procrastination.  Though we might be a little disappointed, we aren’t terribly surprised when patients come back for a refill of their cholesterol medication many months after they should have run out, when they take a … Continue reading

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Mastering Procrastination 1: I’ve been meaning to write this post . . .

For a long time, I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination, but I never got around to it until an old friend brought up the subject last week. There just never seems to be enough time left over after work … Continue reading

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The Gift of Words (Part 2 of 2)

My childhood hours spent lost in reading in the Burnaby Public Library, changed my life. I would later discover the enduring value of perspective shifting and empathy – in my personal life, in my role as a father and in … Continue reading

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The Gift of Words (part 1 of 2

Growing up in North Burnaby, I would go to the McGill library every week with my mom and, like her, I would borrow a dozen books at a time. The library was a door to another dimension – a greater … Continue reading

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