April Article Highlights

I truly believe that readers are leaders and I do my best to keep up with the latest news, studies and blogs. My interests range from positive psychology, health research, business tips to general self-help advice.

I come across so many informative and interesting posts on social media and in my RSS reader. I share them on my own Twitter and Facebook pages and have also collected some of the best posts and given you short summaries of the articles in one monthly round-up post.

In this April Article Highlights there are articles on:
• New research that shows that exercise helps you maintain a better work-life balance
• 10 questions you need to ask yourself for an amazing life
• Is Your Brain Chemically Dependent On Stress?
• And more..

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April Medical Article Highlights

As health-care professionals, we know the importance of continuing education. In addition to keeping up with my Ophthalmology journals I’m also interested in improving patient care, streamlining efficiency and the latest breakthroughs.

I come across so many informative and interesting posts on social media and in my RSS reader. I share them on Twitter and Facebook and have collected some of the best posts from the last month and given you short summaries of the articles.

In this round-up there are articles on:
• 5 Ways to Engage Your Patient
• Remembering Why You Got Into Medicine In The First Place
• Physician Leadership Gets Easy

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Meditation on the Move

active-meditation I think we all essentially know the basics of a healthy lifestyle. Eat well, get enough sleep, exercise regularly and try to reduce your stress. It sounds so simple but it’s a never ending balancing act. While I have found meditation helpful in reducing my stress and grounding me each day, it was not easy to get into the practice.

In the video and post below I’ve shared a technique for an active meditation exercise you can do in just a few minutes. In addition to helping you clear your head it gets you out into the great outdoors and gives you a great sense of inner calm for the rest of the day.

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6 Ways to Make Someone Like and Trust You in 60 Seconds or Less

I shared six tips on getting people to like and trust you in under 60 seconds a few years ago and it’s been one of the most popular blog posts on my site. I’ve recently made a video expanding on the six key principles to connecting and establishing trust quickly with six simple steps. Watch […]

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5 Life Lessons Learned from Canadian Olympians

I loved watching the Olympics over the last two weeks. I was so proud of our Canadian athletes regardless of whether they received a medal or not. I know how much work goes into preparing for the Olympics and just qualifying for them is an achievement.

As I reading more about the Olympians and their stories, I realized that there are so many life lessons we can learn the athletes. Here are some of the life lessons I was reminded of during the 2014 Olympics.

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Achieving Your Goals like an Olympic Athlete

I’ve always loved the spirit of the Olympics and have already seen so many amazing stories come out of the 2014 Olympics. Despite some controversies, I’m focussing on the athletes and the incredible training and determination that has made them the best in the world. There is something so inspiring about people who push themselves to the limit physically and mentally.

While there is no question that genetics plays a role in becoming an Olympian, it also takes perseverance, a laser-like focus, a support team and a commitment to your goals. The rules athletes follow to achieve success can be followed by anyone to achieve their own goals.

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