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Mental Health and Wellness in the Veterinary Profession
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
You are more tender than you know
I dreamt of meeting Jack Kornfield, in an alternate reality. However, in the world of my dream, Jack was not Jack as he had come to be known. He was still kind and gentle. His mannerisms were the same. But somehow, … Continue reading
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Making Space for Silence
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.
Back on the train
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.
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Surprise – it’s been seven years!
I’m not keeping score. Really, I’m not. I’ve been cultivating a mediation practice for 7 years now. Wow. I only figured that out when I went to put away my 2014 meditation journal and realized I had a bunch of … Continue reading
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Mindfulness Meditation at OVC
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.
Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 2014
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
Mindfulness and maple syrup
Call me a modern day pioneer woman. For my birthday, I received a book called “Modern Pioneering“. The author, Georgia Pellegrini, is a cook, gardener, outdoor adventurer and do-it-yourself kind of gal. As someone who just got her own Leatherman … Continue reading
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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 2013
I’d forgotten my iPhone in the front seat of the truck, which meant my husband had to turn around and drop it off to me at the train station. As he passed me the phone, he said “You’re going to … Continue reading
In the presence of Thich Nhat Hahn
(Image from plumvillage.org) When the Universe tells you something, pay attention to the message. It only took the Universe three times to get through to me.
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