September 2011

Nice to be Boring

Not so long ago on a dark morning I drove to an appointment with a cardiologist. I was not particularly excited to get a treadmill test, but since I am a marathon runner I felt it would be wise to …

How you can become more disciplined

          Often people ask me how I manage to run marathons, see patients, write for Canada’s National paper, the Globe and Mail and be a regular contributor on TV and radio, raise 4 kids with my wife …

Say to yourself, “I am ready”

Say to yourself, “I am ready” Seventy years ago something happened in baseball that has never happened again. A man who played for the Boston Red Sox said to himself “ You are ready”. He remembered all the swings he …

Harvard’s ideas for your Happiness

I see a number of people every day in my clinic. They vary in ages from as young as babies to seniors. What strikes me is their body language and the tone of their voices. I would say that close …

Will You Stop at Sunrise?

When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was “Take Time for Sunsets” But I say Stop at Sunrise. A few days ago I was doing what I always do at sunrise—run. However I was stopped dead in …