The family who isn’t

I really haven’t felt like writing in awhile, until today when I found out that our uncle passed away. He wasn’t related to us in any way, but he was one of those people who deserved the respect that you would have for a family member. When you are related to someone, there is thisContinue reading “The family who isn’t”

How do I keep going?

Over these last few weeks I’ve met so many patients who have come to see me to discuss their mental-health. And honestly I am so drained. Now I don’t say that to be rude or dismissive of these patients at all. I actually find these consultations the most rewarding because I feel like it’s anContinue reading “How do I keep going?”

How to be grateful

Funnily enough my gratitude comes about when I consider taking a mental health day. I’ll be the first person to sign off a medical certificate for someone who needs a mental health day. Honestly, if someone is going through hell, then I feel like that’s the least that I can do for them. But whenContinue reading “How to be grateful”

How can I be beautiful?

Yesterday we spent the day with my husband’s family for Easter. Our 5 year old niece was full of energy and needed a brief sit-down distraction, so my husband showed her our wedding photos on his phone. She brought his phone over to me and swiped through a few photos of me getting ready onContinue reading “How can I be beautiful?”

How do I live a full life?

This week I met a 100 year old patient. Apart from needing to use a walking frame to get around, she was in great condition. Her mind was sharp, and physically she could still do a lot for herself: cooking, showering, making the bed. And she told me all of this with great, unreserved pride.Continue reading “How do I live a full life?”