Finding Purpose in Smiling at Strangers.
Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

So, how is everyone coping with Lockdown Mark II?  I am trying to maintain a positive outlook on life, and feel grateful that we are not in Melbourne with stricter lockdown requirements, or indeed in the US or Europe, where…

How to stop clenching your jaw.

How to stop clenching your jaw.

“And they gnashed their terrible teeth…”  Maurice Sendak.  Where The Wild Things Are.   Clenching your jaw, or grinding your teeth, is known as “bruxism”.  It is commonly accepted as being a response to stress, and it’s something which I…

Self isolation and self care.

Self isolation and self care.

Does everyone else feel like they have been at home forever…?  I have never been this lazy for this long in my life – it’s kind of weird.  And all those times that I wished that I had time to…

Clinic Update due to Corona virus:
The Art of Being Selectively Selfish

The Art of Being Selectively Selfish

It’s International Women’s Day, and on just posting an article which I enjoyed, on not being a slave to doing everything, I thought it was worth expanding upon the theme.   Most of my patients in clinic are women.  Men…

Discipline, healthy habits and routine:

Discipline, healthy habits and routine:

What is it about January that makes us behave like we are on a permanent weekend?  I know it’s not just me – all of my patients who came in this month have been the same: socialising, sleeping in, having…

How to manage smoke and the after effects of fire in the environment:
Death, gratitude and daily life.

Death, gratitude and daily life.

Death is inevitable.  Death and taxes, as the saying goes…  I noted, on turning 50, that I needed to anticipate the untimely deaths of at least 2 people per year from that point on, as after 50, our cells just…

Willpower, New Years Resolutions and other forms of self control.