Hi. I’m Doc Ayomide.
Welcome to my corner of the Internet. Here’s where I think aloud about how we can rise above the dark side of our natures to live meaningfully and fully as human beings—through the lenses of psychology, culture & faith.
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- Why “normal” isn’t useful for describing things
- How we go from surviving to thriving
- Hanlon’s Razor is a way to be generous
Some of my favourite work…
What Being Human is all about
An overview of why I write what I write
Mind your body
How the two became separated in our minds
I’m Christian and I don’t believe mental illness is “spiritual”
How I reconcile faith and practice
Therapists are the new priests
Need I say more? 🙂
What I write about
Well, human nature, as you might have guessed, but especially its dark side: who are we when no one is looking, and why?
I’ve wondered about that since I picked up a book about child jealousy at about age 8 and found myself blown away by the complexity of even the childhood mind. And to this day I love both humour and horror—because jokes and scary stories are two important ways we engage our dark side.
I write about all of this through the lenses of my two primary areas of practice: mental health and Christian faith. For more essays exploring several aspects of being human, follow any of these links…
Who am I?
If I wasn’t a doctor? I’d probably be in tech.
I’ve volunteered (and trained volunteers) with young people as long as I’ve practised medicine.
That kid who at 12 spent a holiday working through an algebra text, and read Shakespeare’s complete works instead of learning to drive? Me.
Biggest writing influence: CS Lewis.
Pineapple belongs on pizza.
(Look, they even share first two letters!)
Sometimes, I write poems.
I publish new essays every week: if you subscribe you get them right in your inbox, together with my Friday Flow newsletter where I share interesting ideas, observations and more personal stuff—oh, and Nigerian proverbs!
My emails have been described as “always thought-provoking” and “like a box of luxurious chocolates filled with surprise flavours“!
Come on, help yourself to a taste.