Monday, 17 June 2019 10:15

Dementia - How to communicate

We all have had that experience of walking into a room wondering what it was we came for. Most of us may look puzzled, then slightly annoyed, maybe smile or laugh in mock-frustration, then back out to retrace our steps to remind ourselves of the task.

Sunday, 16 June 2019 13:36

Trust me, I'm a doctor

Shared identity engenders understanding and trust.

In a previous blog, titled Edge Effect, I discussed the new life and opportunities for discovery that exist at the overlap of diversity and difference. Such opportunities are present in all human interactions.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:02

Mind over matter

The power of the mind to exert influence over the body has been well recognised for centuries. How one person experiences pain, or the taste of a red wine, can be very different from another, even though the sensory information is the same.

Monday, 03 June 2019 09:33

Garden of Eden

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." This quote from Thomas Merton, an American Trappist monk, whose great influence as a writer, poet, theologian, humanitarian and social activist resonates powerfully in our 21st century age of technology and new ways of being connected. And art is a critically valuable tool in expressing our humanity and connection.

Saturday, 01 June 2019 10:44


My desire with this blog site is to share some meaningful insights from my perspective as a doctor, a Primary Care Physician, whose main role is caring for patients in his general practice clinic. They reflect my own personal opinion.

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