A Little Soul

Wonder Woman/Super Man – what’s so great about them anyway?

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 […]

“If a migraine is just a headache, then Godzilla is just a lizard”

One in seven of us will suffer from migraines, so there is a good chance that someone you know suffers with migraines – it might even be you. It is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 migraines every day in the UK. More common in women than in men, it can affect us at any […]

Vitamin B

Next in our quick series of Vitamin FAQ’s we look at vitamin B (if you missed Vitamin A – you can read it here). There are actually lots of different types of vitamin B, but for our bodies the main ones are: B1 – thiamin B2 – riboflavin B3 – niacin B5 – pantothenic acid […]

“All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother”

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 […]

Your sense of self: the magic five.

Self Confidence. Self Esteem. Self Worth. Self Belief. Self Respect. All priceless. All fragile. All unique. Our sense of self is intricately tied to our personalities, experiences, belief systems and the bubble we find ourselves in. It can take a life time to build and a second to shatter.   On the face of it, […]

#BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day

So today is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is to be bold and make a change for women’s rights. As doctors, we are reasonably lucky that in many regards we are on an even footing with our male colleagues. Although recent amendments to junior doctors contracts in the UK have had my […]