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A certain state of mind

ShareTweet I met a woman last week. A gentle soul. She had just done her 5th cycle of chemo. And there she was at the workshop, just a couple of days later. She had my admiration. So many people just lie on the lounge but she was out there living. And there was something about […]

H.O.P.E.

ShareTweet I heard some shocking news this week. A survey on the mental health of doctors. Mental and emotional health really. Because it seems that 1 in 5 medical students and 1 in 10 doctors suffer depression. Many contemplating suicide. Not surprising really, is it? Working long hours, sometimes double shifts, carrying the worries of […]

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

ShareTweet It’s quite surprising, isn’t it. That most people don’t realise what happens to their bodies when they’re under stress. Sure we know it feels bad. All that anxiety, worry and fear. And we probably all realise that our muscles tighten up. Those sore necks for example. The tightness across our shoulders. And we may […]

Terminal is for buses

ShareTweet I am so fortunate to be surrounded by the most incredible people. And over the years they have all taught me so much about the mind. And how to harness its incredible energy and make it work for me. I like to think of it a bit like flowing water. It’s always flowing and […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks

ShareTweet It was music to my ears today when he told me he’d cut back the analgesics. This lovely man I’m working with. Like most people he thought he’d be stuck with the pain forever. And the more I search the research, the more I realise that the same issues that set us up for […]

The Power Within

ShareTweet I often wonder why it is that the power of the placebo is so maligned? Or worse still, just completely ignored. I’ve heard people say the word ‘placebo’ as if they have something nasty in their mouth. Spitting their words as if it’s not real or has no right to exist. But this strikes […]

Expect a Miracle

ShareTweet It’s just a little card. It sits beside my bed. And it only has three words on it. Expect a Miracle. Whenever I feel my hope or faith hiccup a little, I remember these words. And it helps me refocus. Because those three little words remind me of two things. Firstly, the many miracles […]