The happiness trap

The happiness trap

A few centuries ago if you were to ask people what their goals were, I wonder what they would have said.  Probably things like: to put food on the table, to raise a family, to learn a trade, to avoid destruction from disease or war — or perhaps to fight for a cause worth dying…

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Burnout: the new normal

Burnout: the new normal

  John is an ER doctor with over 20 years of experience.  He may be a little gruff, but his colleagues love him.  He is always available to help, even when he is exhausted – which is most of the time.  John may not always have the best bedside manner, but everyone knows they can…

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Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement

Young Dave is a bright, hard-working guy who just finished high school.  He has all the tools for success.  But what is“success”?  The standard model: graduate from post-secondary education get a good job get married and have kids save enough for retirement – as early as possible retire and enjoy the good life So, Dave…

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Who am I? Why am I here?

Who am I? Why am I here?

Most people walk through life accepting the status quo.  It is easy to follow the herd.  But sometimes “the way things have always been done” is outdated, inefficient, or even harmful. This blog is about challenging accepted notions.  It is about observing the way things are done and asking why?   Be a skeptic.  What if…

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