Many personal coaches and therapists try to get their clients to stop using the “woulda, shoulda, coulda…” terminology. We can all get a little down by focussing on what we would have done, should have done, and could have done, had life unfolded differently.
In the classic movie Animal House staring John Belushi, some of the rowdy students are put on “double-secret probation.” Yikes! You’re in trouble and you don’t know it and if you could find out you’re in trouble, you’d have to find out twice to get out of the double-secret part. Which brings us to the
while ago, just before writing about Bradford’s emergency preparedness plan, there was a BBC news story about a fire that had broken out at nearby Drummonds Mill. High levels of carbon monoxide were released into the air. According to the BBC, about 100 houses were evacuated as a precautionary measure. One hundred firefighters tackled the
Urban designers ignore ordinary people’s preferences. The evidence is the well-worn pedestrian path through vegetation. This shows how people actually want to use an urban space. There’s a term for “foot worn dirt paths scuffed across pristine grass” as noted in a recent Financial Times article entitled “World’s most impractical buildings?” These are called “desire
The intense heat around the world has been driving us out of our own homes due to lack of a safe and cool space, forest fires, into hospitals for dehydration, pet dehydration and the list can go on. If you are an older adult, a young child, have chronic illnesses, asthma, work in the heat,
Don’t count your pets out if you are laying out your emergency plans for you and your family. June is Pet Preparedness Month – dedicated to ensuring you are prepared with the information and items needed in case of an emergency. Here is a basic checklist of what you should start to think about: Where
By Monica Gul SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Fraser Health are being described as chaotic, with little public communication from the health authority and people scrambling to get in line after hearing about them from word of mouth. Despite no official heads up from the Fraser Health Authority, COVID-19 vaccination pop-up
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is on May 1st, a day dedicated to campaigning and raising awareness on what to do if one appears in your neighbourhood. They are all too common around the world today. They stem from natural causes like forest drought and heat. They can appear quick, and spread faster. So, what can
The thoughtful cyber-consultant, evaluator, or internal manager has quite a bit of work to do—with little to no time to spare. There is also the added pressure from industry, government, and super-governments (EU, OECD, UN, etc.) to take action, especially in high need areas such as critical infrastructure, medicine, nuclear power, and such. There is
An activity usually has a justification. In organizations a program, policy, or habitual way of doing things is often a result of patent letters, articles of association, board resolutions, heads of arrangement or some other enabling document or action that created the organization and gave it a mission. Missions sometimes are clarified or changed as
Crises make for strange bedfellows. It took the COVID-19 pandemic to forge a bond between journalists and epidemiologists. These two occupations have little in common. Journalist detest jargon and are admonished by editors for wordy prose. Epidemiologists publish in medical and scientific journals using the jargon and terminology of their profession. They may present scientific
Allan Bonner explores a concept proposed by Ulrich Beck: that politicians try to underwrite our safety. These days, they do this by political theatre and photo ops — like eating beef after the Mad Cow scare, or eating in Chinatown after SARS, H1N1 and now COVID-19. Should this be the priority?
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating our headlines and collective consciousness, it’s easy to forget some basic food safety that could potentially impact our health much more than the coronavirus. Allan Bonner takes Just a Minute to remind us of this important tip.
Allan Bonner talks about health, hygiene and cleanliness during the current COVID-19 scare: sometimes we just can’t avoid using public restrooms. So how do we protect ourselves? Allan gives us some tips — including some that we may not have heard or thought of.