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
When I was younger, I excelled at school. I would come home after exams with 100% and when I would tell my father, he would grunt, at best. But if I came home and said I had scored 99%, he would look up from the newspaper and ask: “What happened to the other 1%?” with disapproval in his eyes. My life became a quest for the 1%, for his grudging appreciation. … More The power of appreciation
Women are natural leaders. We lead by example, by reflection and by virtue of the fact we have an innate wisdom in our bodies that we are deeply connected to. So why aren’t women leading the way in life? … More Why aren’t women leading the way?
We have been raised to think of evolution as a straight line… we are born, we grow up, we live and die… … More Evolution – A revolution in the way we see it
I have been wondering what it is like having children from a man’s point of view. … More Having children – what’s it like for men? (and some tips from a woman)
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, indeed our whole life. … More Sleep – a very sacred part of our day
Are we willing to look deeper than the colour of their skin, hair, eyes, clothes, their size and shape, to the “them” that is the same in all of us, on the inside? … More Pictures of you…and me
We are still allowing the pictures of what a doctor “should” look like – white, male, upper-middle class, conservatively dressed – to dominate our profession. … More What does a doctor look like?