Social media is the phenomenon of our time. It has allowed each one of us to connect with new and old friends and companies like never before and it has become an integral part of our lives. A couple of weeks ago, my wife took us both to Rome to celebrate my birthday. This is … Continue reading Do you need a digital detox?
This post is inspired by a patient I have, we'll call her Jane. In reality the patient I met today is like so many that I have, and your doctor has, met before. It could easily be John, or Jenny, or Jeff. Jane is in a cycle of trying to care for family members and hold everyone … Continue reading Wonder Woman/Super Man – what’s so great about them anyway?
It's Mother's Day today in the UK and this gives us a chance to show our mums how much they mean to us - whether they are still with us or not. There is an undeniable connection to your mother, no matter what is going on in life. As babies we are conditioned to bond to the … Continue reading “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother”
"Doctor, I'm just exhausted. All the time. I'm so tired, there must be something wrong with me" Pretty much every GP or family doctor will hear this several times a day. Tiredness is ubiquitous with our fast paced modern lives, but at what point is it more than just our lifestyle and an indicator that … Continue reading Why am I so tired all the time?
It's International Day of Happiness, a good time to think about what makes us happy and steps we can take to improve. Our emotional wellbeing can have an impact, both positive and negative, on our physical health. It's a fact backed by countless studies including the annual World Happiness Report. In 2017, Norway topped the polls of the … Continue reading What makes you happy? Mindfulness, Hygge and beyond.