Life Support

Communication rules when caring for the very sick.

The care goes in. The crap goes out. I wrote this article a while back looking at how we can behave whilst caring for someone in hospital undergoing a major healthcare episode. Sometimes they just need to vent. Susan Silk is a clinical psychologist who is also a breast cancer survivor.In a story for the […]

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Found objects

A creative way to repair my iPad screen?

A while back I had a little mishap with my iPad resulting in a crack running horizontally across the screen. Initially hairline, it has enhanced itself over time to the point where it is now a prismatic annoyance when reading documents or watching video. In a recent thread on Twitter, Paul Cooper (@PaulMMCooper) spoke about […]

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Found objects

Why most experts on social media are not.

The following is a twitter thread from @richienrg showing us why it is so futile (and dangerous) to rely on so-called social media influencers to be your source of expert information. The average adult with no chess training will beat the average five year old with no chess training 100 games out of 100 under […]

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Found objects

Wake up to the golden ratio.

Rating: There is nothing worse than being woken from a fitful sleep by your alarm. It is the electronic equivalent of a repeated slap in the face. Whaat!?! Where?!? Who!!? ….Bloody hell. *Hits Snooze* Im usually up early each morning. And rather than a face slap, I use the more gentle wake-up strategy of the […]

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Movement

Show up. Grow up. Wake up.

And why do I repeatedly read these words? Because they remind me to stop feeling sorry for myself, my privileged life and privileged opportunities, and to stop whining and looking for an easy path. I remind myself to show up, in the best way I can, winning some of those internal battles against fear and […]

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Found objects

Truth and the Rashomon effect.

Truth is truth right? Well in reality, it is often more complicated. How many times have you seen people obstinately arguing over the top of each other in order to prove their truth is THE truth. Others use the strategy of saying: OK then, there is what is true to me and what is true […]

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