Series: A Medic's Mind

Episode 221: Remembering Gratitude

Hey, all. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know, I know — a little late. Let’s just say it’s been a bit of a conflicting few days for me… That being said, I firstly wanted to say — thank you — you all are always so kind and supportive of my videos and work. I wanted to take…

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Episode 220: I Fought a Mouse, and Stacked Some Wood.

Well, it was quite the weekend for me… I killed a mouse, and I stacked some wood. How is that relative to a podcast about mental health and recovery? Tune in and have a listen; it may just be more relevant than you think! To stay up to date with all things, A Medic’s Mind,…

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Episode 219: Vacci-DO, Vacci-DON’T

No matter your stance on vaccine mandates, restrictions or the virus, I think where we should be able to find common ground, is in comprehending that we are in control of our own actions. We get to decide how we are going to navigate our day to day. We may not be able to control…

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Episode 218: Elections and Anger

!!!NOT A POLITICAL POST — PROMISE!!! As is with all things political these days, the fallout of recent elections has garnered some very noticeable hostilities from differing perspectives. I wanted to weigh in on why I think placing value on a person based on their political leanings may be an erroneous thing to do. To…

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Episode 217: Lucky

It can be difficult to see how lucky we are sometimes. Over this past week, I fell into that trap of absorbing only the bad. Feelings of self-loathing and subjective self-pitty were my most intimate of companions during that 7 day stretch. But, as all things do, change came to me. Living with PTSD can…

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Episode 216: Jack of the Lantern

So, if you didn’t already know, I am a HUGE Halloween fan. In fact, as soon as September hits, my “watched” playlist across all streaming devices quickly shifts to all things macabre and deliciously spooky. This year, I tried my hand at crafting a story of my own. I have always been curious about why…

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Episode 215: Empty Chairs

The news has been a tough place to ingest as of late. From forest fires, protests, viruses and now, Afghanistan. To say that I have been experiencing a swirl of emotion would be to exercise understatement. This episode I dive into the symbolism of empty chairs and what they mean to me. Hopefully, by the…

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Episode 214: The Kindness.

On the 4th of August 2021, my family and I were evacuated from our home due to the White Rock Lake fire currently ravaging B.C.’s interior. Being evacuated is a new experience for me and having once been a first responder myself, it drew feelings of inadequacy from within me. No longer being the one…

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Episode 213: Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Matt Walsh… let’s talk!

With the Olympics in full swing, and 2021 being what it is, there is no shortage of contestable occurrences at this years sporting extravaganza. And when athletes are questioned on the legitimacy of their mental health claims, its forces me to look inward at my own judgements, not only toward me, but others as well….

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Episode 212: Driving NASCAR

On this episode I reminisce about when I was just starting out as a “baby doc.” Driving lights and sirens may sound like a lot of fun, and sure, part of that assertion is true. But it also comes with a heaping dollop of vexation and stress. Listen through to the end to find out…

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