If you spent more time reflecting than reacting

“Now go stand in a corner and think about what you’ve done” Taylor Swift One of the most basic behaviours in the animal kingdom is reaction. There is a threat, we react. Reaction is one of the manifestations of self preservation. It is an instinctive behaviour that in the course of evolution was meant toContinue reading “If you spent more time reflecting than reacting”

In a state of suspension . . .

When you are unable to bring yourself out of a state of inertia. There are times in our lives when we are struggling to hold it together. It all looks like you’re at your wits end and falling apart. Daily mundane activities are cumbersome. You are barely making to the next day. Do you alwaysContinue reading “In a state of suspension . . .”

What happens when?

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca I am a specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. Today I saw a young girl in the OPD. She was young, about 17years old and was referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the College where I work. A residentContinue reading “What happens when?”

Fear Not, there is light at the end of the tunnel

Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”–Someone Fear not, you are a great human. You may not always shine but you must go on in your good times and your bad. Fear not, I know you are having a rough time. Everyone seemsContinue reading “Fear Not, there is light at the end of the tunnel”

Discomfort is your friend

“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.”  Swami Sivananda It is 5:30 am. The alarm in my cell phone rings. (I have always been a sleepyhead for as long as I can remember.) I have added a google assistant routine to make the waking up process easier. It goes something like “Good morningContinue reading “Discomfort is your friend”

Repurpose your life

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook. Earlier this week I attended a workshop on program evaluation in health professions education. Being a health professional and an educator I find these workshops invigorating. We were learning about obtaining information on theContinue reading “Repurpose your life”