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If you spent more time reflecting than reacting

“Now go stand in a corner and think about what you’ve done” Taylor Swift One of the most basic behaviours in the animal kingdom is reaction. There is a threat, we react. Reaction is one of the manifestations of self preservation. It is an instinctive behaviour that in the course of evolution was meant to […]

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In a state of suspension . . .

When you are unable to bring yourself out of a state of inertia. There are times in our lives when we are struggling to hold it together. It all looks like you’re at your wits end and falling apart. Daily mundane activities are cumbersome. You are barely making to the next day. Do you always […]

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Repurpose your life

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook. Earlier this week I attended a workshop on program evaluation in health professions education. Being a health professional and an educator I find these workshops invigorating. We were learning about obtaining information on the […]