The words love and medicine are rarely used in the same sentence. Not many people say they love taking their medicine. Not many doctors say they love practising medicine. Yet love is at the heart of everything we do. … More Why bring love into medicine?
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?
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
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?
What if self-care is not about doing anything in particular, not something that we have to add to our days, but rather how we care for ourselves in every minute of our day … for self-care is a quality of being. … More Self-care – not just another doing, but a quality of being
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. … More Sleep – our daily medicine
As doctors, we have a tendency to diagnose and treat ourselves when we become ill, which is understandable, but this can get us into awful trouble, and we cannot overstate the importance of having your own doctor, even when you are one. … More The importance of having your own doctor – even when you are one
Exercise plays a vital part in a healthy, well-balanced life, so to encourage us all to take some time to do it, let’s look at the meaning of and evidence for exercise and ask ourselves: what is the purpose of exercise? … More What is the purpose of exercise?
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?