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
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
Breathe your own breath … what on earth does that mean? We breathe, in and out, all the time … but how aware are we of the quality of our breath and the effect that it has on the quality of our life? We are not always conscious of our breathing, but whether we are … More Breathe your own breath
We cannot always prevent ourselves from getting sick, but is there a healthy way to be ill? … More Is there a healthy way to be ill?
Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that language? It has been developed for us to communicate with each other – with other doctors, but also with our colleagues, staff and patients – and … More The power of communication in medicine