Posts Tagged impacts of an injury

My Favourite Nurse

Last fall I had the opportunity to speak for Sun Country Health Region in Weyburn at their Patient Safety Conference. Before I spoke I was able to listen to the harrowing story of an electrocution survivor. There were multiple times through his presentation that he talked about his “favourite nurse”. I made a mental note […]

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2 fingers, 15 pounds

I used to be a Math and Industrial Arts teacher, as it turns out I’ve taught my kids fractions in a very difficult manner … my pointer finger is 2/3 and my ring finger is 1/3 of what it should be. People say, “High Five?” I reply, “How about a high four?” That kind of […]

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Footwear – Essential PPE

My wife calls me a centipede because I have so many shoes down by the door. I take the criticism on the chin since she’s absolutely right, but each pair of shoes seems to have its own purpose. As I walked down the hall I saw one of my co-workers sporting a pair of sandals […]

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The dog and the shrub

As a speaker I have the privilege to meet a lot of fascinating people who often take the opportunity to come up and tell me some of their stories. I recently delivered my “Power of Regret” presentation and one of the gentlemen in the crowd came up and told me a story about adaptation. Adaptation […]

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Spirit of Giving in 2013!

It’s the dawn of a brand new year! How is 2013 going to be different than 2012? How will you choose to impact those around you? As a motivational and safety speaker I have an awesome opportunity to impact people in a positive way. Other than raising my kids, speaking is the most rewarding opportunity […]

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The Little Details

One of the things an injury can do is cause you to look at the minor little details that you may not have taken time to notice in the past. With a hand injury one of these little details is the fingerprint. I still find it amazing that our fingerprints have such uniquely identifiable characteristics. […]

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A Sense of Loss

Often an injury can result in a sense of loss. How can you describe a sense of loss? There is a sense of knowing that no matter what you do things will never be the same. It is a feeling that grows as your mind gets time to play out the scenarios and the domino […]

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Respect your body

Have you ever sacrificed your body for the sake of something else? Putting yourself in harm’s way so something else doesn’t get broken. This seems to be quite common place in sports, but I think it extends beyond just the arenas. Recently I was helping a friend move and we were doing our best to […]

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Young Workers

Think back to your first months on a new job. Did your desire to please your boss or to show your competence exceed your ability? Were you adequately trained to take on the tasks that you were required to do? Often young workers feel pressure to perform in roles that are unfamiliar and as a […]

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Injury Aftermath

Injury Aftermath is an in-depth exploration of the emotional impact of an injury. The physical impacts are usually felt immediately, but often emotional trauma lives long beyond the physical wounds. Injury Aftermath dares to explore and expose the emotional journey embarked upon when a serious injury occurs. My journey began on November 22, 2008. It seemed […]

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