The Doctor Is Never In Or, How Micropractices Fail Patients with Mental Health Challenges

Let’s get back the budget money and staff up again. Let’s pay our doctors whatever is competitive to retain the top talent and recruit new physicians. Let’s have a discussion with domestic violence serving organizations about how the hospital can be a safe place for someone in a triggered trauma state. We figured things out pretty well for palliative care. Now let's tackle trauma.

Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services

Metaphorically and literally.  Literally, you should have your own hammer just like my Grandma Dora. It is probably the most helpful tool in any carpenter’s toolbox. Hang a picture, build a dog house or some raised beds. Rip out that wall blocking your view (maybe get a permit and verify it is NOT load bearing… Continue reading Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services

Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 2 | Sativa, Indica & Terpenes

When I first started experimenting with medicinal cannabis a few years ago it was much simpler: indica or sativa was all you needed to know. Fast forward to 2020 and scientists have identified more than 200 terpenes in cannabis! Terpenes are the "fragrant, essential oils that lend aromatic profiles to cannabis products" (source: Hexo). The… Continue reading Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 2 | Sativa, Indica & Terpenes

Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 1 | Cannabis & Mental Health

On October 17, 2018 (the day recreational weed became legal across Canada) I posted a blog on cannabis and mental health. I want to do a few follow-up posts offering more about research in this area and my personal experiences. Since recreational cannabis edibles became legal on October 17, 2019, the update seems (relatively) timely.… Continue reading Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 1 | Cannabis & Mental Health