Category Archives: Relationships

Why I Still Believe in Santa

We live in an age of disbelief.  In a season traditionally of reverence and celebration, in recent years some may have found under their Christmas trees, Richard Dawkins’ book,“The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great (subtitled “How … Continue reading

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The Root Cause of the Problems of the World: A Limited Sense of Self

What might be the root cause of the great problems of the world: poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, war, racism, discrimination, hunger and global climate change? I contend that it is a case of mistaken identity: a false sense of self. … 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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Healthy Relationships (Davidicus Wong)

  Why relationships matter Social support from friends, family and partners are key to your emotional health and resilience. Harmony in the home is essential to your wellbeing. Loving friends and family support your health. Conflicts at home, work or … Continue reading

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Have yourself a mindful holiday season

I wonder if Santa knows how many adults dread Christmas. Mrs. Claus certainly does; she manages the North Pole and their social calendar. We are definitely stressed by the debt of spending, the busyness of doing everything that needs to … Continue reading

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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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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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