Category Archives: Your Goals

A Hundred Days to Happiness #22: Your Power to Choose

Stress is an essential part of our daily lives, and at times, we can feel overwhelmed. How can you regain control, and how can you be happy in the face of stress? It’s essential to recognize two things. First, enduring … Continue reading

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The measure of your day

Is today just another day? And tonight after it has passed, will it be forgotten? Is it a day in the way? That’s a countdown day that you just want to get through because it stands between you and what … Continue reading

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Live Life Deliberately

Our lives are bittersweet – messy and beautiful. Like a baby with diapers, tears and giggles. Like a toddler with tantrums, laughter and sweetness. Like a six-year-old, stubborn but wanting to please. Like a teen, with budding maturity and brimming … Continue reading

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Doctors Prescribe Exercise: The Benefits of Physical Activity

During the week of May 3rd to 11th, 2014, doctors throughout British Columbia will be promoting physical activity and literally walking the talk with their patients in a variety of community events. On Saturday, May 3rd, the Doctors of B.C. … Continue reading

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Setting goals with your family doctor

In the “olden” days, doctors gave orders (“Take these medications, start exercising and go on a diet.”), and if patients failed to follow through, they were labelled as “noncompliant”. That term literally meant that the patient did not bend to … Continue reading

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If your days were numbered . . .

Over my medical career, I have seen many colleagues leave practice. A few have left the country for new opportunities. Many have narrowed their practice to their areas of special interest, such as maternity, hospitalist or cosmetic medicine. Many have … Continue reading

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Become an agent of positive change

Change is an unavoidable reality of life. Children grow up, and we all age. We suffer from losses, disease and accidents, and the unexpected happens. We change as the people around us change. We grow closer and further apart. Change … Continue reading

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