Mental and physical health are two crucial elements of our well-being and I have had the privilege of helping people in this area, first in Family Practice and then in Sports Medicine.
I eventually decided it was time to follow my own advice by 'doing' less and 'being' more. This lead to unexpected discoveries, the birth of two books and my involvement with physician wellness.
Originally from France, I now live in Winnipeg, Canada. I love the outdoor, travelling, hiking, and learning. I try to live with gratitude and, as David Steindt-Rast said, to live today as if it was the first and last day of my life.
Being - A Hiking Guide through Life (from Frenzy to Serenity)
Being is an inspirational book designed to help people overwhelmed by the busyness and speed of life. It is a fun and interesting read and uses a real hiking trip in Alsace, France to illustrate the ideas presented.
Drawing on contemporary psychological studies, spiritual teachings and personal experiences, Being presents a clear and easy pathway that will lead to a more peaceful and balanced life.
Each idea presented is followed by practical exercises that will help the reader to slow down, increase her/his awareness of the present and have a positive attitude in life.
By making small and consistent changes in our life, we are able to achieve a level of life satisfaction, that leads us to a new level of excellence in our personal, social and professional life.
The Ladders of Death
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
These words of Gandhi have incredible power if we follow them, and so it is for the two heroes of The Ladders of Death.
Set during World War II, the story follows a Canadian woman, Jenny Smith, and a French doctor, Paul Leblanc, as they leave their everyday lives behind to take a stand against the Nazis.
Richly descriptive and intriguingly complex, this story sheds a light on a dark time in world history and engages the reader to question his own life.
In the end, we are all responsible for our actions and inactions.