Writings

Listen To The Body

This past Friday (Nov 25) I went to an all day workshop. I was excited to attend because I had wanted to take this workshop for several years and it had never been offered before in Calgary. I also had a little trepidation. I had just attended a workshop the week before with the same…

The Gift of Gratitude

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, an annual occasion to give thanks, to express gratitude — and eat your face off. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you have a lot to be grateful for. Especially when you are in excruciating pain. I remember lots of times lying in bed in severe pain, wishing…

The Power of Journalling

Memory is a funny thing. Well, at least mine is. You think you remember how it was but in fact it wasn’t quite that way at all. Here’s an example from my life. For years I’ve remembered the time whilst I was in graduate school as the best ever. I was learning, phenomenally creative, madly…

Simple Tools Can Yield Great Results

I currently work on contract to the Alberta Medical Association. My work as a Change Management resource exposes me to a lot of physicians. Most are my clients: family doctors, surgeons, and other specialists who need help managing the change that comes with introducing new office systems. Occasionally I meet the physicians who are part…

How To No Your Limits

Last post I suggest that one key to eliminating pain was to say No. Heard that before? Probably. So, how’s it going? I don’t know about you, but if "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions" then I have a PhD in paving! Saying No, Respecting my limits, is one of those Intentions…