A Welcome Relief from Stress?

For the last couple of days I’ve been enjoying a welcome rest from the general freneticism of life at my favourite spa. Just look at that pool – in the past, I’ve often felt the stillness and clarity of the water was a fitting metaphor for the inside workings of my...

To do nothing is also a good remedy

Today, I’ve been reflecting upon the words of a great medical predecessor of mine, Hippocrates. As a doctor, I’ve also long been mindful of his advice to “first, do no harm”. In medical practice, we can often feel pressure to “do something”. And yet we know one of the...

Our Glorious Potential

There are times in life when our future looks exciting, where we see the possibilities for what we might achieve in the world, for the legacy we would want to leave behind. And there are times when life seems like a horrible disappointment. We may have had such hopes...

What my feelings are really telling me

There’s been a lot that has upset me in my life. A lot of things that haven’t gone my way, a lot of realities that haven’t met up to my expectations. It’s caused me a lot of pain. And a lot of effort in trying to reorganise my life circumstances in order to feel...

My Ordinary Year

2015 so far has been my ordinary year. After 3 years of what has seemed a quite dizzying existence – working with some of the top names in my industry, jet setting all over the world – this year I decided not to get on a plane. Not even for a holiday. I felt the need...

A great time waster

Today was a chance for a family get together with the main focus of attention on our newest addition – one very cute baby. There’s something so mesmerising about babies as they reach an age where they’re ready to fully engage with the world. Cute, charming, funny,...