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Holiday Musings

As I write this I am sitting at the window of my cabin on a Hurtigruten cruise watching the Norwegian Coast slide by and contemplating the value of holidays. I suspect I am not alone in saying that the trouble with holidays is that it doesn’t matter how far you go or how long you stay away, you always take yourself with you.

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Recent articles

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.

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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)"

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Life is like a barstool…
Life is like a barstool…

Someone I know once knew used to say that - “Life is like a barstool – the more legs it has the better.” Our careers are just one of those legs. If that is the only leg we have to stand on, it won’t be long before we come crashing down to the floor.

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Is it Burnout or just a yearning for another life?
Is it Burnout or just a yearning for another life?

Like most of us, I’m not very keen on the idea of aging - not when it applies to me or the people I love. Not aging the way most people think of it anyway.

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The Status Symbol of Being ‘Busy’ Comes at a Cost to Our Wellbeing
The Status Symbol of Being ‘Busy’ Comes at a Cost to Our Wellbeing

I was called in by my Head of Learning and Teaching to discuss my ‘workload’ recently. My first thought was “oh no, they will add more to my workload as they’ve discovered that I’ve been working under my contracted hours”.

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