• mindfulness in times of chaos

Mindfulness In Times of Chaos

Mindfulness (Noun) “A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” Oxford Dictionary Who knew just 45 days ago, as we entered into March, the world would soon come to a complete standstill and we would find ourselves walking in uncharted

How Being A Veterinarian Prepared Me For a Global Pandemic

Being a veterinarian is both extremely rewarding and challenging at the same time. I openly share my own personal story with other vet professionals in an effort to help them find a unique path to sustainability in this beautiful yet trying industry. Oddly enough, learning resiliency to cope with my professional life has helped me

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My Covid-19 Ocean of Anxiety

Many of us entered into 2020, not just coming into a new year, but a new decade with plans to accomplishing great things. A new year is always a great time to reflect, refresh and start moving towards new goals. And when we starting hearing about this “corona virus” somewhere in a province far away

Let’s All Take a Bubble Break

Recently 1 Life Connected and The Bridge Club partnered to host Balloon events at a large national veterinary conference. Even though we’re attending an event with 10s of 1000s of vet professionals, it can feel isolating. Balloon events were designed to allow people to come together and engage in activities, both individually and as a

Gen X’rs: Our Value is Often Seen in Our Silence

I recently came across an article on social media that was getting a fair amount of attention. It talked of a news story that aired on CBS that compared generations to each other. They talked of baby boomers, millennials, post millennials, even the silent generations. However on one of their graphics during the story, they

Peaceful Perfectionism: The Good, The Bad, And How They Connect

Throughout my career (and life) I learned to believe that being a perfectionist was a negative thing. I am here to declare that perfectionism is in fact not a bad word. I have come to realize that in helping me embrace my imperfections I needed to recognize and celebrate my perfectionism. Let me explain how

I Am MORE Than a Veterinarian

I’m sure many of you can relate, as a veterinarian there is this moment of shift where when meeting someone for the first time the relationship changes. I could be sitting next to a stranger on a plane, or meeting one of my husband’s coworkers for the first time and those four words seem to

You are STILL a veterinarian

I have heard it so many times. People find out I am a veterinarian and what follows is always the same. The typical responses all veterinary professionals experience when the public find out you are in the veterinary industry. You know them: “What is wrong with my pet.” “Let me share with you the best