What is Chronic Pain?
In my last blog entry, we took some time to explore the phenomenon of pain. We covered what pain is, and why we experience pain in the body. We concluded that, in most cases, pain is not a bad thing. It acts subject to an “alarm system”; alerting us of the presence of harmful stimuli and it prepares us to deal with the situation as a whole. We also noted that after sustaining a painful injury, our body will typically work through the healing process, and the pain that we
A Lesson from My Little Pony
In both a professional and personal context, I’ve recently been faced with talks of bullying rather frequently. This topic is becoming increasingly disturbing to me, as it seems to start as early as kindergarten, and carries right through high school. Themes seem to vary from what one child wears, eats, reads, watches, and sometimes, about nothing at all. Bullying is a topic which psychologists, sociologists, educators, and individuals from many other disciplines have explore
Have you ever been driving somewhere, along a route you’ve travelled a hundred times before, and suddenly you realize you’ve been driving on autopilot and have no recollection of the last few minutes? Or maybe you’re munching on popcorn while watching a movie, and suddenly look down to find you’ve eaten the entire bag without realizing it? Or been in the middle of a conversation while browsing the internet and realize that your conversational partner is waiting for the answer
Leadership Skills in Every Employee
When Mary and I arrived early at our hotel in Halifax we were doubtful that we would get in early. It was about 11:00 a.m. and check in was supposed to be at 3 or 4 but we had to get going to a sporting event. The professional who met us said that she would do her best to accommodate us and sure enough found us a room. She didn’t re-explain the check-in time rule, lecture us on how rooms had to be cleaned first etc. She stepped up and made it work. When we got to our room, sh