Buzz words abound when it comes to communication – compassion, empathy, sympathy – but what do they all mean? … More Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?
I used to think I was a clever person, but the way I lived my life when I was younger was not so clever, as I did not care for myself at all. … More Can we truly care for other people without caring for ourselves?
I used to think I loved coffee, but now I know I needed it. And now that I no longer need it, I love that I am free of this, one of the many addictions I no longer need to prop me up in life. … More Coffee: Do I love it, or do I need it?
A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that:
“It’s very surprising that the suicide rate among physicians is higher than among those in the military, which is considered a very stressful occupation.” … More Medical training is more stressful than the army
Over the years, I have become quite adept at travelling light.
Not in terms of my bags, which are enormous and filled with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink, but it terms of my body and how it feels. … More Simple tips for travelling light
As we stroll through supermarkets these days, there is usually a whole aisle devoted to ‘health food’ products, most of which contain ‘healthy’ sugar … but is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar? … More Is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar?
There is a saying – “seeing is believing” – reflecting the fact that most of us only rely on what we can see with our own two eyes. But science has now shown that our heart is our greatest sensory organ, that the heart feels everything, and feels it long before we sense it with our other organs. … More Seeing is believing… or is it?
Have you ever wondered why the word ‘constellate’ – meaning ‘stars gathered together’ – is also used for people gathered together? … More Constellations
Have you ever noticed the particular smell that comes with rain, especially after a spell of hot dry weather? And how that smell makes us feel? … More The smell of rain
I have never been a fan of dieting, but over the years my relationship with food has changed and I now love to eat the warm and yummy diet. … More Food and relationships – the warm and yummy diet