Tag Archives: fear

Memories of yesterday

ShareTweet Yesterday was an interesting day. My middle daughter and I were invited to speak to a group of young student doctors. Fresh faced, open and with such a beautiful energy. They still have their training wheels on. And it is such a privilege to be able to speak with them, an opportunity to help […]

Letting go of fear

ShareTweet I almost trod on a tiger snake the other day. Lying in the grass beside the track, I just didn’t see it. And I was so fortunate. It reared and flattened but didn’t strike. Just inches from my foot, I would have been bitten for sure. My life flashed before me. And I think […]

The benefits of emotional healing in cancer

ShareTweet I took my radiation oncologist by surprise one day. She’s an absolutely gorgeous woman, a real breath of fresh air when you’re dealing with the ups and downs of treatment. And when she asked me the standard question about how I was feeling , I took great delight in telling her I felt better […]

The power of prayer

ShareTweet When it comes to research, the jury is still out on the power of prayer. But it’s difficult to reduce such a spiritual act to measurable ingredients, isn’t it. I once heard a kiss described as an exchange of saliva between puckered lips, but it really does miss the whole idea, doesn’t it. And […]

(Not so) Great Expectations

ShareTweet Have you ever had the experience of something so profound but you didn’t actually realise it at the time? It’s only in looking back, that you notice it, isn’t it. A moment in time that seems to chart the course of your life. It was first year psychology for me. UNSW. And an experiment […]

Baptism of Fire

ShareTweet She met me at the door Tuesday afternoon. And the look on her face told me something was gravely wrong.’I want to go back tomorrow’, she said. And I wondered what she meant. It is her first full week of high school this week. Now a small fish in the big pond. At first […]