Monthly Archives: December 2018

New Year’s Resolutions – Let your Heart Lead the Way

The practice of Medicine is always a balance between head and heart, science and art, medical care and compassion. Sometimes our decision making, both in our medicine and in...

New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way

Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years...

Simple tips for travelling light

Many of us travel at this time of the year, and whilst we love our holidays, we can find it stressful travelling to and from our holiday destinations, so...

And so this is Christmas

I love Christmas. I am sitting here looking at the palm frond we have decorated as our Australian Christmas tree. Looking down from the highest stem is the Christmas fairy...

Ten top tips for actually enjoying Christmas

We are counting down the days to Christmas, many of us on overdrive, in overwhelm and exhaustion, made even worse by the ‘need’ to prepare ourselves, our families and...

The power of communication in medicine

Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

A Touching New York Story

This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a...

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