Being dangerously hot & bothered (1 of 2)

Being dangerously hot & bothered (1 of 2)

Now for some years and for a number of reasons, I have taken a preference in having a shower instead of a bath. The convenience and speed that showering provides is clearly the main advantage of doing this and the fact that water consumption is also greatly reduced is...

The punishing thing called Stress

The punishing thing called Stress

What is this thing we call stress? It appears to be something of a buzzword that everyone uses these days to describe difficult or challenging life experiences. Simply put, stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense...

My ever changing brain

My ever changing brain

Our brains are described a being plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn experience and adapt. When I was a child, I would sometimes imagine being small enough to get into a bubble that would take me on a journey around the inside of the body....

So, today I have back ache

So, today I have back ache

I was fortunate that for many previous years, I had remained unaffected by back problems or the acute back ache that I spent my childhood and teenage life living with, but for a number of reasons, some of the old, niggling pain had gradually resurfaced again. Why was...

Out of body at 9 years old

Out of body at 9 years old

I was 9 years old and was having emergency major surgery to fuse vertebra in my spine. I could see myself lying, shrouded on the operating table and there were other people in the room. Some of them were standing over me.I could hear music and a low, softly spoken...