Category Archives: Happiness

The Healing Power of Gratitude

My dad was born during the Great Depression in Cumberland, near Courtney and Comox on Vancouver Island. He lost his father in early childhood, and his mother was left with six children to raise on her own. Though she was … Continue reading

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Your Story and How You See Yourself: Implications for Personal (and Global) Wellbeing

  On Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place in Vancouver as part of the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s public presentation series. My topic: Going Beyond Old Stories … Continue reading

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We All Need Inspiration

On Saturday, March 4th at 10 am, I am again honoured to celebrate Inspiration Day with Century House at 640 Eighth Street in the heart of New Westminster. Call (604) 519-1066 for advanced tickets. For only $6, you can enjoy a … Continue reading

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Your Happiness and the Value of Goals

The stage of the musical, Frozen at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California. It’s the time of the year when I’ll be expecting patients coming in with new goals to improve their health. Many will be keen on starting a … Continue reading

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The Daily Management of Stress

In my last column, we saw stress as an essential part of our lives. It can be positive when it moves us to change and grow, but it affect our minds and bodies in negative ways when we are overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Say What Needs to be Said: The Positive Potential of Your Relationships

On Thursday, November 24th at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking on the topic of healthy relationships at the Tommy Douglas Library 7311 Kingsway (at Walker Avenue). This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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My Working Summer Staycation

What can you do when plans go awry? Accept what you cannot change; appreciate what you have, and make the best of it. I had the opportunity to put this into practice when I had to cancel my family vacation. … Continue reading

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