Is there a simple way to view the purpose of food, as something that we use to satisfy the senses, no matter what the cost, or something that we understand is to nourish the whole body. … More The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish the whole body?
I recently attended a conference and heard a presentation delivered to female surgeons which addressed the subject of mentors, sponsors and gender inequity in medicine. … More Mentors, Sponsors and Gender Inequity
It is the day after Christmas here in Australia and still Christmas Day elsewhere in the world. I love that I have friends in England, Ireland and America who are now enjoying the day I have already lived … I feel like I am living the future! … More Reflections on Christmas Day
I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor” by Adam Kay. It’s a great book. This is what it brought up for me. … More This is going to hurt
Loneliness is not new news, but the condition has now assumed the status of a disease, and so I was wondering how we treat it, and if there could be a cure … … More Is there a cure for loneliness?
Self-care is a common topic of conversation these days, and we may think we should be doing more of it, but what is it? And who is the ‘self’ we are caring for? … More Self-care: who is the self we are caring for?
I recently read an article that says the universe is expanding, and not only that, but that it is expanding faster than was previously thought … which got me to wondering … if the universe is expanding, are we keeping up? … More The universe is expanding – are we keeping up?
I used to live life ruled by time. I was not a very obedient subject, and was always running late, but it ruled me, nonetheless. … More Are you trapped in time, or surrendered to space?
It is well known that doctors generally make terrible patients. We self-diagnose, self-treat, delay getting help from an appropriately trained person who is not us, and when we do, we often don’t follow medical advice. This of course can lead to less than optimal outcomes. … More Self-care when the doctor is the patient
We can only care for other people as deeply as we care for ourselves and true care, starts with us. … More True care – it starts with us