The MCU finale as a metaphor for trauma and therapy
A poem Windscreen partly covered with water droplets looking out on road with traffic and green lights (Photo by Tessa Reed on Unsplash) He glances at her,this chauffeur-drivenman in business suit,from within his air-conditionedmade-by-Toyota rain shelter,one of nineteen suchthat slow to a stopbefore the glare oftwo red lights. Her eyes stung by endlessdarts of falling water,She [...]
A meditation Two hands gripping a wire fence (Photo by Mitch Lensink on Unsplash) Here we stand, you and I,aching souls sentenced to lifewithin frail cages of tissue and bonebehind walls that first were fences — boundary-markers over which to meet — but now serve only to imprison ourselves.And within, we are lonely. Here we stand, cage to cage,and [...]
How I went from non-runner to running lover in 4 weeks of taking things easy A right hand, holding unlaced running shoes in a green field (Courtesy Kristian Egelund, via Unsplash) I am a runner. I couldn’t have said this a month ago. I wasn’t even thinking about running then. But somehow, in just four weeks, [...]
A medical colleague fell off a tightrope all medical pros online must navigate daily: the delicate balance of expressing useful info in a way that catches attention.
…and not nearly enough about violence TO them. In years of work I haven’t been attacked even once. But I know several colleagues who’ve been attacked by—wait for it—patient relatives. Why are we so focused on the wrong end?
Or, how do we choose who we love? Photo credit: Gleren Meneghin Wanting to justify himself, he asked, “Who is my neighbour?” This was the lukewarm response to perhaps the most profound words ever uttered by a human. But, let’s be honest, it’s a response we’re all familiar with, isn’t it? Few of us, if any, have [...]
A man in his prime, had his life overtaken by mental illness before taking it himself. This story from The Punch Nigeria is grim and tragic and a reminder of how much work remains for mental health awareness in Nigeria.
I’ve been really excited for the implications of the new Apple Watch (I wrote on that here). But shortly after I shared my excitement, someone in a WhatsApp group for my medical school alumni brought up some new artificial intelligence (AI) breakthrough, and brought up the old question: by Tim Foster on Unsplash Won’t AI soon [...]
The new Watch matters more than the new iPhones Why? Because I can think of three groups of people who would be directly invested in getting one asap: The elderlyPeople with epilepsyPeople with heart disease For people in these groups (and that’s a lot of people) the Watch may well be such a lifesaver that price [...]