Category Archives: Positive Potential

Your Positive Potential: Notes from my keynote for Inspiration Day

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 was Inspiration Day at Century House in New Westminster. Gracious members of the audience requested my speaking notes. Here they are. I began with a brief introduction to my Empowering Patients public education program sponsored by … Continue reading

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Free Public Health Talks for 2020: The Empowering Patients Program

The Empowering Patients Free Public Talks for 2020 with Dr. Davidicus Wong   Monday, February 3rd, 2020 The Keys to Positive Change Tommy Douglas Library in the Edmonds neighbourhood   Monday, February 24th, 2020  The Patient-Doctor Relationship Bob Prittie Library … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and the Power of Appreciation

What’s your favourite holiday? If you ask kids this month, they are likely to answer “Hallowe’en!” Mine is Thanksgiving. Like Christmas, it’s a time we can gather with our loved ones and express appreciation for one another, but unless you’re … Continue reading

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You Belong Here: the Positive Potential of Our Community

When my kids were young, the happiest place on Earth (besides home) was Disneyland. Now that that they’re in their twenties, our favourite place for a grown-up family vacation is Hawaii. Though we’re all Vancouver-born, Hawaiians treat us as if … Continue reading

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Your Health Depends on Your Relationships

  What determines your health and happiness? We know that it is much more than timely access to a good healthcare system. In the 2009 report of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, only 25 per cent of the health … Continue reading

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Emotional Wellness (Davidicus Wong)

What is Emotional Wellness? A deep sense of meaning and purpose, an abiding sense of peace, the ability to manage the stress and transitions of life, awareness of your thoughts and feelings and the ability to manage them.   Why … Continue reading

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How Words Can Transform Your Life

There is power in words. They have the power to harm or heal. They can incite an uprising or inspire a revolution. The right word at the right time can change the tone of your whole day or alter the … Continue reading

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