Category Archives: Veterinary medicine
It was surreal to stand in the classroom where I’d been taught, more than 20 years ago, and speak about mindfulness meditation. The funny part was that the broken swivel chair in room 1714 was still causing problems! Ah, fond … Continue reading
When someone asks me, “What do you do?” and I tell them I’m a small animal veterinarian, their eyes brighten. Then they proceed to tell me their favourite story about their pet. I’m grateful that the public perception of veterinarians … Continue reading
Rolling through Southern Ontario, on the train to Toronto. Enjoying the chance to relax and write as I travel to my final destination. I’m heading up to Toronto for my annual veterinary conference. It’s been a tradition for almost 19 … Continue reading
Nicole: You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kinda thinking it’s the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us. Mason: Yeah. Yeah, I know. It’s constant – -the moment. It’s just… … Continue reading
There’s so much external noise, sometimes it’s hard to hear myself think. Lately, I’ve been trying to make some space. Starting the Midday Mindfulness Meditation at the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference was a step in that direction.
I love the romanticism of a train ride. I get to indulge this fantasy as I travel to Toronto for my annual veterinary conference. Having access to Wifi means I can write and be inspired by the passing scenery.
My life decisions over the last five years are taking me places I never expected to go. Introducing mindfulness meditation to the students at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is definitely one of those.
Before I knew it, the weekend I’d been anticipating for so long had finally arrived. I was on a plane to Chicago for the 2014 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, organized by Michele Gaspar, to see old friends and meet some new … Continue reading
I thought of you today. Whether you are still in veterinary college, out in private practice, working in academia or industry, I offer the following to you.