patient communication

Communication with Patients

A patient came to see me the other day with an exacerbation of his chronic low back pain. He told me of a previous episode of physiotherapy treatment a few years back and how the physiotherapist would repeatedly tell him…
spiritual shelfie

My spiritual shelfie

(This post contains affiliate links.) As part of my 40 before 40 challenge to myself, I pledged to read (or re-read) every one of my spiritual books. Now, as I show you my bookshelves, you'll appreciate the enormity of the…
becoming real

Becoming Real

(This post contains affiliate links.) The Pavamana Mantra is a Hindu mantra introduced in the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (1.3.28). The text of the mantra reads, "asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya." This translates to, "from the unreal lead…
domestic bliss

Domestic Bliss

According to a study into the home lives of 2,000 British families by Origin, manufacturer of bespoke sliding doors, the key to achieving domestic bliss is eating four meals together per week, having more than one tablet and a Netflix…
a smile costs nothing

A smile costs nothing

(This post contains affiliate links.) A smile costs nothing, but it really can make such a difference to a person. Consider doctors mumbling amongst themselves at the foot of a patient’s bed before moving on with their ward round without…
jolly life up and gallop

Jolly Life Up… and Gallop!

(This post contains affiliate links.) Miranda has to be one of my top two favourite comedy shows, (the other being Blackbooks). Of course, Miranda Hart is a brilliant actress and I really enjoyed Call the Midwife (which she starred in)…
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