I’m late to the podcast party. Multiple people have recommended listening to them over the years and I’d always meant to get around to it but never quite seemed to get there. The first podcast I listened to was one I was a guest on. Yes, sad but true, that’s what it took. However, there’s … Continue reading Emz Podcast Recommendations 2020
The requirement for ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) was first outlined to us at dental school. It’s something every dentist is very aware of, the hours, the core subjects to cover and what happens if we don’t. It’s also pretty easy to find with providers bombarding our inboxes and tea room notice boards, promoting everything … Continue reading Purposeful CPD
Not So Social Media
I stopped inviting you to join my facebook group because I was over facebook and was just feeling part of the noise, part of the problem. I felt like one of Pavlov’s dogs, triggered by that red notification and its ‘bing’ on my best days and on my worst like Schrödinger’s cat. Social media, didn’t … Continue reading Not So Social Media
Not One More, Mental Health Awareness 2019
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month 2019, I’d been meaning to write something but this wasn’t it. I feel that whilst I’m talking and writing about mental health in the dental profession year round that it’s important to contribute when arguably the most ears are listening. I find it hard though because to write and talk … Continue reading Not One More, Mental Health Awareness 2019
Permission to Fail
As featured in Dentistry Magazine 23 Apr 2019 You can’t scroll through social media news feeds without coming across references to failing. learning from failures, failing fast and the fear of failure. Which is great, it lends itself to a growth mindset and self improvement. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way as a dentist … Continue reading Permission to Fail
Movement, Nutrition and Health
By Emz Fitness After much humming and ah ing, I moved my video hosting off my personal YouTube channel onto a branded channel. This means that anyone can access these videos, they don't need facebook or my blog. I hope that means more people will benefit from them and I'll brace myself for criticism from … Continue reading Movement, Nutrition and Health
Sticks and Stones …
Words can be the difference between a complaint, or not ; a good day, or not; self esteem, or not. You are probably more resilient to sticks and stones than you think, whilst innocently intended words can be devastating. If you had said that to me as a young dental student, I'd have laughed in … Continue reading Sticks and Stones …
A Neck Incompatible With Dentistry
"You have a neck incompatible with dentistry, you should look for a new job" Those are the words no dentist wants to hear half way through their career, least of all after months of treatment, investigations and referrals. To hear that you've reached the end point, that the solution to your problem is to stop … Continue reading A Neck Incompatible With Dentistry
And then the ambulance came…
No great story ends this way but that was one of my clinical days this week. Stuff happens, we're trained for it, we deal with it, life goes on. So why write about it? Well, I feel I've reached a place of recovery where my anxiety levels surrounding dentistry are pretty low again and it's … Continue reading And then the ambulance came…
Eustress, the light side of the force.
At the risk of harping on about stress again and again. I feel the positive side of stress and stressors doesn’t get enough attention. I could give you the cliche about diamonds and coal, or even that fear and suffering are the way of the dark side but that’s not really what I want to … Continue reading Eustress, the light side of the force.
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