The Silly Season? Or Space to Reflect

We are now in the ‘Silly Season’ around Christmas. I’ve been hearing a few stories about mishaps that happen this time of year, due to distraction from everything that is going on. What I’ve been reflecting on myself is that what we go into as societies at this time of year (a seeming ‘tiz’ that…

Delicateness and Being a Doctor

  Recently I was feeling how delicate I am, and is something I most easily connect to through my hands. How my hands feel and look to me reflects the level of delicateness I am allowing in my every daily movements. Note here I say allowing. Delicateness is a quality we all can have and…

Where the bloody hell are we?

  I’ve been pondering recently the madness of the world we live in. There is a lot of it, and somehow we have accepted it as normal ways of living and being. For example: We eat things that we have no idea what’s in them. We have relationships with conflict, nastiness and ill-spoken words, more…

Gillick Competence

  Earlier this year I was invited to speak on a panel at a forum on the topic of Gillick Competence. For those unaware, Gillick competence is a legal framework used to decide if a young person (usually under the age of 16) has the capacity to consent to medical treatment or not. Interestingly, this…

Purpose and Commitment

So, it’s been awhile as they say – and I hadn’t realised it had been over a year since I last wrote and posted a blog.

For Men

This week has been Men’s Health Week and I have been pondering what I would say to many Men in my life, to support them in being who they are, and in turn with their health. Here are a few things I felt to say:

Reflections on the RACP Exam Failure

This week, there was a large and very costly technology failure during the Royal Australian College of Physicians exam. The costs from this, aside from the financial have become very apparent. I’ve been observing social media and the fallout from this exam technology failure has exposed a few very important points for medical education. The…

Sacred Space

As I have experienced training and working in medicine, there is all manner of chaos and turmoil that can present in the space of a day’s work. Our home is our sanctuary and the place we come back to, to rest and repose at the end of the working day. It is a space that…

Lack of Appreciation: Where Does it Leave Us?

Recently, I was talking to a friend about preparing for a self-care event that she was due to speak at as part of her work role on that day. She was admonishing herself for leaving things to the last minute, and feeling the tension of not being as prepared as she would otherwise have liked….

Easter Time – What brings the Joy?

Easter time is seen as a family time. We have days off and school holidays that allow us to come together as families and communities to enjoy what has been a festivity for what seems like many aeons. Easter is when all sorts of chocolate eggs, bunnies and alike treats line the walls of our…