Stopping for gas: Working in the very important and urgent space (Being Busy)

Earlier this week, I was talking to an organisation about delivering a free PD session on up to date information about pain and the importance of everyone involved to be talking the same language. The crux of the conversation was about how we can work together to gain better outcomes for injured workers. The pitch […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: A “busy” covid story.

I’ve been falling, falling, falling. Down, Down, Down. And I never realised how far I had fallen. Then everything was just feeling weird. I gradually realised that I had fallen so far down that I had lost myself. For the past seven weeks, I have existed in a cognitive tunnel. Trying to come to grips […]

WORTH: A twin towers leadership story

I often talk about how important it is for health business leaders to build relationships and trust with employees, clients and referrers. There are examples everywhere, not only in leadership literature but also all around us on social media platforms, podcasts, blogs and in popular culture. As the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approached, […]

Busy to Productive

There seems to be a preoccupation by health business owners on being busy. At the beginning of the year, I was giving a reference for a past employee. As the conversation progressed, the comment, “The expectation is that they will be very busy if they come to work for me”, came out of the blue. […]

“I am sorry, I cannot come in today”

Today, as I was mind-wandering and thinking about writing on my “Busy” theme, I started to think about Sundays’ past. Not just Sundays but many days over the years of owning a business. That call that every business owner knows well. It was always worse on a Sunday. I wonder if it is because it […]

When did “busy” become an emotion?

Definition of Busy: (Collins Dictionary) Adj: When you are busy, you are working hard or concentrating on a task, so that you are not free to do anything else. A busy time is a period of time during which you have a lot of things to do. Common Synonyms: Tied up. Example: I’m a little tied up with this new project. … Occupied. Example: She’s a bit […]

The Casketeers: Caring for the dead and the alive.

After a little hiatus from blogging, I am happy to be back. I am home from New Zealand after a 3-month stay. It is difficult to find a topic that is a bit lighter in these trickier times. As a dedication to my homeland, I thought that I would share a piece on a quirky […]

Little Decisions

Hard times are never over, trouble always comesStill, I’m looking forward to tomorrow when it comes (Paul Kelly: Little decisions) About 3 months ago, we made the decision to close down one of our practices. Our vision was to have a presence in a growing area of the city where treatment options were limited. We […]

It takes a village: The diversity of caring

Lady, Mum’s nurse originally from the Philppines For those of you following my blogs, you will know that I am ensconced in New Zealand, looking after my Mother. After almost three weeks of dictated bed rest and delays due to the fallout from the cyber-attack, a long weekend, and a nurse’s strike, Mum finally underwent […]