Kindling Kindness

Kindling Kindness

As health professionals, our strong focus tends to be on the wellbeing of others. If we are to have a long career in our professions, we need to swing that focus regularly and routinely to ourselves as well. It is also an ethical imperative for us to look after ourselves so that we can look after our clients or patients.

Are you listening to podcasts yet?

Are you listening to podcasts yet?

If you have a mobile device and a set of headphones the chances are you already know how great podcasts are to listen to on the run, on the bus or even while you do the ironing! It’s a great way to get entertained and informed while doing something else. I mostly listen to podcasts (and audiobooks) when I’m travelling and usually, if I’m not driving, I can get some knitting done at the same time.

If I were a lumberjack would I have been OK?

If I were a lumberjack would I have been OK?

“Doctor’s experience chronic and unrelenting grief (often other people’s)” My messy medical handwriting means I can’t read the attribution, but I can say that, without a doubt, this is my experience I feel bad about saying it already. I have not had the kinds of experiences that warrant “chronic and unrelenting grief” in my own life but I have heard many sad and desperate stories from many mouths, and they are engraved on my mind, the despair of others making a shadowy backdrop to my own life.