Can we really keep faith and work separate? It’s a question any person of faith has to deal with. I had to face just this question with a recent patient. Like a lot of patients who show up in the emergency room for psychiatric assessment, what she was experiencing was more emotional distress than definite [...]
A conversation about time, identity and Instagram, how we engage special moments and why you might want to consider a Designated Capturer.
There’s very little in life, and in our own lives, that we’re in control of—but that little matters. My name for this “little” is “The Significant 1%” and it’s been on my mind a long time. I was reminded of it watching Breaking Bad for the first time earlier this year (don’t judge). It's a great show [...]
You can’t have it all. No one can. For everything you “have” you have to let go of something. What then?
I was recently in a conversation with a friend who asked my opinion on something related to men, to which I responded with my standard question when people request my thoughts: “What do you think?” Basically, I feel like I can respond better when I know where you’re coming from: what your thoughts already are and what [...]
Mind your body: how did mind and body come to be split in our minds?
“You should try therapy.” Pause. What’s your instinctive response to that statement? Agreement? Disagreement? Scepticism? Laughter? Something else? (I’d like to hear what you chose!) In my experience—and I’m sure, that of anyone who’s worked in mental healthcare—scepticism is super common. And I find that equal parts frustrating and fascinating, because a lot of people [...]
In which I explore the difference it would make if we re-imagined reviews as an exercise in empathy.
One way to find out about something you’re blind to is to run into it and get smacked in the face. That’s how it’s often happened to me anyway. Like one night when I came face to face with my own unconscious bias within my marriage. I liked to cook over the weekend, so I [...]
I write about being human from the perspective of faith, behavioural psychology and technology. Here’s how I think of the three.