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The Winter of My Discontent?

In the seasons of my writing career, this appears to be the winter. I don’t feel like writing. Seeing patients? Yes. Hanging out with the...

Granola

When it’s not my hair (which, by the way, is super-duper, fantastically, asymmetrically amazing right now), I have been known to be found...

The Final Countdown

I write this sitting on stage, at a huge church auditorium in Kigali. We are 90 minutes before going live. As I sit here, I am not...

Drip Drip Drip

It’s 1am. My son has been up the past two nights, vomiting. Or nightmares. Or something. He’s is my bed right now. I’m in the bathroom,...

The Pearly Gates

As Alexander the Great was dying, he asked to be buried with his hands dangling outside his coffin. His wish was to show everyone, that...

The Conveyor Belt

I am someone who is always learning. Something here, something there, something that invariably finds its way into my lifestyle (and...

Japanese Wisdom

“The prime of your life doesn’t come twice.” Read that again. And then fully absorb. Now get on with truly living...

Lent - Part 2

So I fell off the biscuit wagon. But then I got back on. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Resilience. Or maybe resilience is not...

Lent

I was meant to give up biscuits for Lent this year. The plan was solid: I ate plenty of biscuits before, I told everyone I knew and I...

The Choice - Part 2

“Why don’t you just commit suicide?” This was the first question that psychologist (and Holocaust survivor), Viktor Frankl, would ask his...

The Choice – Part 1

This past month, I went through something, a significant something. It was so significant that I missed two blog posts. I simply could...

Mullets and Mohawks - Parte Deux

“Start as you mean to go on.” This is one of my mantras. Nowhere is it truer than at the beginning of a new year. And I started this new...

Fast Eddy

Today I met a tortoise. His name? Fast Eddy. And he was! His friends were a bunch of dogs - puppies, actually – and that’s what he seemed...

Angry Bird

I’m having one of those angry days. I’m not sure why. And then I remember something I read in a David Hawkins book: I am angry because I...

Carpe Tomorrow?

It can be said that good and evil do not exist, only truth and ignorance. - From a brochure for an Ayahuasca retreat Ignorance is...

Seeing Red

This morning, I am in a super-grateful daze for the NHS (National Health Service in the UK). Yesterday, I was fluey. Today, I coughed up...

Knickerbocker Glories

Once upon a time, I spied an amethyst geode. It was majestic, magical, magnificent. I have wanted one since. It feels like it was forever...

Driving Home for Christmas

"Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want you. Fitting in is being somewhere where you really want to be, but...

Fake-Steak and a Juicy Carrot

Being in London over the last few days, I have started to set up various lunch and dinner dates with loved ones. What is very noticeable...

The Bitter Cucumber

Unless it’s “Holy hell, yes!”, just say no. - Tosha Silver Once upon a time, I was asked what kind of people I wanted my children...