Today is seven years since the devastating February earthquake in Christchurch in 2011. Like anyone here on that day or the surrounding months, it’s forever part of me. I've been reflecting on those seven years and wanted to share some of the lessons the quakes taught me, both in and out of the surgery. The … Continue reading
I feel pretty lucky to be here in New Zealand (NZ) for so many reasons. It’s a beautiful country, moving here in 2005 was a lifestyle choice. The country is about the size of the UK but the population just shy of 5 million, that’s less than half the number of people who live in … Continue reading Still Ten Foot Tall And Bullet Proof?
The blog got a name change! It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I liked Fang Farriers, not only the term but that it wasn't as easily associated with dentists by the general public as something with dentist in the title. A way of hiding in plain sight, so then I started … Continue reading The Dentist’s Guide To Life
In case you missed it, I'm a dentist .... and dentists if you missed it I'm a personal trainer and coach. This might seem like an odd combination but we're all special snowflakes and for me I've had a lifetime passion for both health and fitness. My whole journey has being trying to combine two … Continue reading
That might sound silly, but the only times I have asked that of someone was when I suspected domestic abuse of my patient. The only times I was asked were during my pregnancies when the midwife had to ask: 'are you safe at home?' Safety isn't restricted to domestic abuse, crossing the road or wearing safety specs in … Continue reading Are You Safe Enough?
So, big week and if you look back as far as Brexit big year. Big shock results? they shouldn't have been, the important thing is to correct the why before we have bigger problems. It's the age old differences of the 'have's and the 'have not's, those perceived to be listened to and those who … Continue reading Has The World Gone Mad?
In an ever changing landscape of moving goal posts and increasing pressures I wanted to talk about the stuff they don't mention at dental school, or if they did I slept through it! When you're 18 you're 10 foot tall and bullet proof, you just chose a vocational degree, job at the end, start on … Continue reading Why This Blog?
So for those unaware of my story, about a year ago I attempted to reduce sugars from my diet. Great right? Not so much. I took on board advice from sources such as Dr Libby Weaver's 'Sweet food Story' and Sarah Wilson's 'I Quit Sugar' as well as other reference material I could find. Awesome, … Continue reading The Impact of Sugar
Stress : pressure or tension, quantity measuring this; demand on physical or mental energy, distress caused by this. Nobody lives a stress free life, if you're aiming to live one, it's not that you're aiming too high but maybe just off target. To live is to encounter stress and whilst we can actively live more … Continue reading Living with Stress
A film review is a first but everyone keeps asking what I thought of it, so here it is. What's all the fuss about? Unsurprisingly enough, it's a film about sugar. I know, take a moment to absorb that spoiler. More specifically, it's about a guy who met a girl, gave up all his evil … Continue reading That Sugar Film