I wrote this blog post in 2020 during the long Melbourne lockdown. Back in lockdown 2021 and in the midst of vaccination rollouts across the world I thought it was important to think about these things again. So even though the issues are now about vaccination (thank God we have learned so much so quickly) … Continue reading Covid and the meaning of life…as I see it
2020 has pretty much affected everyone. I'm certainly no different. Work is slow of course - lots of my clients had exams cancelled or otherwise just don't have headspace for coaching right now. I'm confident things will pick up. But to keep busy and productive and feel like I was contributing in some way to … Continue reading The mind blowing importance of positive feedback in beating burnout
By the time people book in to see me they have often been puzzling and fretting over this question for months or even years. This question is a biggie. It is one of the commonest reasons people come to me for coaching and I'm grateful for those who choose to include me (as a coach) … Continue reading Should I leave clinical medicine?
Happiness is a billion dollar industry, and yet I think many of us are further from happiness than we have ever been. Just judging by the content of the news and the amount of sheer ongoing outrage about any number of issues, as a society we don't seem to be happier despite the money pumped … Continue reading You have to CHOOSE happiness
Medicine, as a profession is surrounded by, and embedded in, fear. I'm yet to meet a doctor who doesn't hold a deep seated fear of error, or harming a patient. 'First do no harm!' is engraved very closely to the heart of every doctor I've ever spoken to about this. Beyond fear of harm, is … Continue reading What lies on the other side of fear