Category Archives: Relationships

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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Our Stories and How They Affect Our Relationships

  Self-care is essential to healthcare. How you live each day impacts your future health. The four foundations of self-care are emotional wellbeing, healthy eating, healthy physical activity and healthy relationships. Each day in my practice, I see patients whose … 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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The Game Changer in Life: Seeing the Best in You

I confess that whenever I came across a green bag labeled for donation after my children had cleaned their rooms, I would rummage through it. There I might find books and collectible items I thought they would treasure forever. After … Continue reading

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Live with the end in mind

Mindfulness of death is a Buddhist practice that informs more meaningful living. If anything can happen anytime and if your next breath was your last breath, you would pay attention to the quality of each remaining moment of your life … Continue reading

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