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Art & Science: Strands of the same DNA Lessons from a lifetime of writing and neurosurgery

"What's common between a writer and a neurosurgeon?" I'm often asked this question when the people I meet realize that I happen to be both. "How does one switch between different mindsets? What's the transition like? Can you really shift focus? That much? After all, what's common between a writer and a neurosurgeon? Or, for that matter, [...]

An introvert’s guide to writer festivals How to avoid getting overwhelmed in a high-energy setting

For the next three days, a group of people will be safely indoors, sheltered from the thunderstorms that are pounding the city of Calgary. Why indoors in August? Because the annual When Words Collide writer festival begins tomorrow. Over 700 writers and readers will be arriving from all over North America. Some have already arrived. If you're one of the [...]

2017-01-01T21:00:26+00:00 August 11th, 2016|For writers, Non-fiction readers|4 Comments

A Place called Everest How Questplorers find adventure in daily life

  In my mind, I have summited Mount Everest hundreds of time. I have crossed the Atlantic in a solo rowboat under starlit skies. I have ridden a caravan with Marco Polo. I have tasted freedom and adventure that only such out-of-ordinary experiences can provide. In reality, you couldn’t pay me enough [...]

2017-01-01T21:00:26+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Non-fiction readers|0 Comments

The Phoenix Phenomenon of Burnout Recovery Discover the elements of your Inner Fire Triad

  In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a bird that burns itself out and then rises out of its ashes, repeating this phenomenon each time it nears the end of its strength. I like to think of burnout recovery as the Phoenix Phenomenon. Rising out of the ashes. Regenerating. […]

2017-01-01T21:00:26+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Non-fiction readers|0 Comments

Burnout: The Monster in our Midst What happens when our inner fire burns out?

  What would you do if a monster had you in its grips for years, and then you discovered its Achilles’ heel, struck it, and escaped? […]

2017-01-01T21:00:26+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Non-fiction readers|2 Comments