Monday, 26 November 2018

Manulife Initiates Wellness Program

I read in the Toronto Star a few days ago but forgot to write about it here.

Manulife is the first one who started this and it may soon be followed by other insurers.

Manulife understands that a healthy person uses less of the extended health benefit insurance coverage. So they have started a wellness program to improve health of the people that are insured with them.

I do not recall the detail but apparently they will track your movements and analyze your activities such as how often you go to a gym. And then the more active you become the more discount you get in your premium and/or a card that gives you discounts towards movies, and other things.

They want through incentives to motivate people to have a healthier lifestyle.

It is a nice approach and I admire Manulife for caring about wellness. I wish more insurers initiate wellness programs.

NUMSS Student Mails Me a Painting

I was so surprised today to find out that my student at National University of Medical Sciences Dr William Goggin Cobb (from United Kingdom) mailed me a painting.

This is so kind of you doctor. I am eternally grateful for this beautiful painting.

Government of India invited NUMSS to invest in India.

Invitation from India Minister of Tourism

I just received a letter from the Minister of Tourism in India to invest in India. I am honoured by this request. I had no idea the Government of India knows about National University of Medical Sciences!

Here is part of the letter:

Dear Dr. Shawn
We are proud to invite you to India, an incredible land steeped in beauty, myths and legends.................India, offers you a world of exciting business possibilities...............Invest in India, discover a world of opportunities, and take your business to stellar heights!

I am so impressed with this NUMSS student from Germany!

I was so impressed by one of my students. She is so brave! This student is a massage therapist in Germany who is studying the dual degree bachelor of science in osteopathy/doctor of osteopathy program at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

She loves my business lectures and in them I recommend to my students to travel the world, work in other countries for a while before settling in their home countries if they have the chance. Travelling opens your mind and horizon. It is a beautiful world out there.

She recently contacted me and told me she purchased a one way ticket on November 29th, 2018 to Panama City! And since August she is taking Spanish lessons.

I do hope she works for the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada there once she graduates.
I know it must have been a hard decision for her. I myself cannot sleep well in the past few days.
 Time usually flies for me but it is going so slow these days! I want tomorrow come faster so I could get on the airplane and get on with my new life in Panama.

I will be back in the last two weeks of February to attend the practical technique class of National Academy of Osteopathy and its graduation day.

The first two weeks of February will be the practical technique classes of National University of Medical Sciences, and its graduation day in Toronto.

I am excited to see so many of my students in February!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 8AM starts a new chapter of my life. I am sad, happy, nervous, and excited all at the same time!

Saturday, 24 November 2018

افتتاح یک دانشگاه دو زبانه در کشور پاناما

  هموطنان عزیز
باعث افتخار من است که به اطلاع برسانم که ما توانستیم مجوز افتتاح یک دانشگاه دو زبانه را در کشور پاناما بگیریم

این سومین دانشگاه ما خواهد بود بعد از اسپانیا و آمریکا. تدریس در این دانشگاه به زبان اسپانیایی و انگلیسی خواهد بود
مدارس من باعث پیشرفت بسیار زیاد رشتهٔ آستئوپاتی در کانادا شدند. الان بیشتر از نصف منوال آستئوپات‌های کانادا دانشجوی ما هستند. الان در تمام استانهای کانادا دانشجویان ما در حال کار هستند. اما این رشته در آمریکای جنوبی و لاتین شناخته شده نیست. یکی از اهداف زندگی من این است که این رشته را در تمام شهرهای جهان داشته باشیم. این رشته در درمان دردهای مزمن اعجاز می‌کند. برای همین ما تصمیم گرفتیم که در کشور پاناما دانشگاه بزنیم تا بتوانیم این رشته را در کشورهای اسپانیایی زبان ترویج دهیم

من بعد از ۳۲ سال زندگی در کانادا به کشور پاناما این هفته مهاجرت خواهم کرد تا بتوانم از نزدیک مدیریت این دانشگاه را به عهده بگیرم

هر ۲ ماه یک بار البته من به کانادا خواهم برگشت. و باز طبق گذشته به دانشگاه‌های ما در آمریکا و اسپانیا سر خواهم زد

هموطنانی که به کشور پاناما مسافرت میکنند قدمشان روی چشم. به دانشگاه ما سر بزنید وقتی آمدید به پاناما. از دیدن شما خوشحال خواهیم شد

What a beautiful world!

I just found out a teacher from another Canadian osteopathy school registered to study osteopathy at National Academy of Osteopathy!

We have currently presidents of 4 osteopathic schools and a number of their teachers as alumni.
Our method of osteopathy is based on scientific principles. This along with our 200 business lectures attracts many manual osteopaths to study osteopathy again with us.

We graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business.

On a separate topic, the best Balsamic vinegar in the world is from the town of Modena in Italy. It is aged for a long time and has complex sweet taste. The good ones sell about $60 for a small bottle. They are expensive but a worthy treat. Add one teaspoon to your salad and see magic happen!

Thank you Dasha!

We are one step closer to getting approval to open our first campus in Florida, USA. And this is thanks to the hard work of our staff, specially office manager, manual osteopath Dasha Veprjitska, DOMP, BSc(O), MBA for helping us prepare the necessary documents.

Dasha is a former ballerina and an Ontario dance champion who after finishing the DOMP program of National Academy of Osteopathy went on to obtain a bachelor of science in osteopathy and a master of business administration from National University of Medical Sciences. 

She will be in Panama City in December to train the new NUMSS (Panama) staff. She will then travel to Florida to help with our new campus approval process.