Category Archives: Healthy Living

Healthy Physical Activity . . . One of the 4 Foundations of Self-Care

In celebration of Burnaby’s Move for Health Day this Wednesday, May 10th, join our family doctors and community members of every age for the Burnaby Division of Family Practice’s 2nd annual Walk With Your Doc. I’ll be presenting a free … 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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What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

A young man at the pool asked me, “Why does blood get thicker with age?” After telling him this wasn’t true, I asked where he got the idea. “All the older men in the steam room are on blood thinners.” … 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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How Do You See the Stress in Your Life?

Stress is part of every human life, but it’s not necessarily bad. Positive stress motivates us to change, get things done, learn and grow. Without the gentle wake up calls from Mom and Dad, my kids may not have made … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Blood Pressure

On Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the McGill Library 4595 Albert Street in North Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice … Continue reading

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The Slogans You Live By: Are You Due for Rebranding?

  In business, branding is everything. A lot of thought goes into a company’s choice of name, trademark and slogan, and that slogan – the catchy way that it expresses its values, vision and purpose – influences how the organization … Continue reading

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