The very first #BeccaToldMeTo Random Act of Kindness By Dr. Rob Rutledge

Long before her brain tumour had recurred and was dubbed ‘terminal’ Becca was already inspiring Random Acts of Kindness. In the midst of a massive snowstorm in 2015, Becca was receiving daily radiation treatments. She was admitted to the Children’s Hospital in Halifax, suffering from uncontrolled nausea and vomiting. The… Read More

What we can learn from Remarkable Cancer Survivors

Dr. Kelly Turner, PhD, has written an excellent book entitled ‘Radical Remissions’ about the attitudes and actions of people who have had undergone a spontaneous remission after being told they had ‘incurable’ cancer. The Harvard undergrad got her PhD at UC Berkley interviewing nearly 100 of these remarkableRead More

Susan Wener at TEDx Montreal

In November, 2016, I spoke at TEDx Montreal about how the  things we tell ourselves have the capacity to influence and change our lives. It’s so important that we remember that life is not about what happens to us. What we choose to do with what happens to us will… Read More

The theme of Week 3 Podcast is self-compassion

Oncologist Dr. Rob Rutledge and Psychotherapist Dr. Timothy Walker deliver this third of nine Skills for Wellness Podcasts. They cover the science and practice of self-compassion, the ‘What the Hell” effect, and how to aim for a healthy weight (without a scale). The podcast finishes with the meditation of… Read More