Create hope, not fear.
The ophthalmologist said it casually. Like he was telling me I had a chunk of kale stuck in my teeth. “Something is going on with that nerve back there. I want to have you back in a month from now for a test to see if it’s glaucoma.” WHAT?
I’ve had this autoimmune thing going on with my eye for over 10 years now. It gets inflamed and sore. We’ve treated it with drops and, up til now, all I was told was that it was a treatable condition. …
In the age of virtual meetings, Slidedocs may be a better answer.
I had a problem. There are two business units in our city that share the responsibility for seizing and towing vehicles. I know, you’re already falling asleep at your desk and there’s a little pool of drool by your mouse pad. But hang in there with me.
The record management and operating systems didn’t talk to each other. Staff in both business units needed to be brought up to speed on our new process, the other unit’s process and how they would work together.
The information and process…
When listening to the stories, these were people who, a few weeks ago, were actually functioning very well, holding down jobs, living normal, day-to-day lives.
Within three weeks they’d become dependent alcoholic drinkers and needing detoxification rehab.
If you look at what lockdown meant to people’s lives — so first of all, having to get up every day to go to work and take the kids to school — all of that just stopped.
Somebody described it perfectly to me — ‘Every day is Friday night now’ — and there’s no reason to get up in the morning.
Resilience is not just for surviving the worst day of your life, it’s for thriving every day of your life. Rick Hanson
Global pandemic, social justice activism, the global climate crisis. If there ever was a year to challenge our resilience, 2020 wins.
Victor Frankel was a neurologist, psychiatrist and writer. He survived the Nazi concentration camps while most of his family perished. After his release, he became a renowned psychotherapist and the author of 39 books. Man’s Search for Meaning has sold 10 million copies and is translated into 24 languages.
Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary…
My partner Gary inhaled his extra-large Donair Poutine (It’s a Nova Scotia thing. Think fat and starch covered in salt. And then more fat.) Under 5 minutes. Gone.
He just got chewed out by our crusty supervisor for something inconsequential. So, we blasted Code 1 from the supervisor’s office to the Donair shop.
In the year since his divorce settled Billy made big changes. The dude was committed. He brought all his meals and healthy snacks from home, worked out every shift on his break and never ate fast food.
So how did we end up here and is that…
Dad, husband, first responder, personal trainer, nutrition coach, resilience coach, animal lover. Will tolerate select humans individually or in small groups.