Thinking ahead

Its that time of the year when we all seem to be thinking ahead  and looking back. Thinking ahead at what we are going to do in the new year and looking back at the old. In my case I am so thankful that one issue that could have been very serious turned out to

Holiday binge

Holidays are a time for overdoing it and binge eating aren’t they? This past week it has not been so much binge eating as binge learning. Every so often I find myself reading, listening or watching a series of materials that come together to create a whole new paradigm of thinking. It is not deliberate

Fairness or inequality?

Is there really a difference between fairness and inequality? Believe it or not there are some things that seem unequal but when you look deeper they are actually fair. Think about it this way. You give two people exactly the same amount of money one day and a week later they have different amounts of

Only having one piece of the puzzle is frustrating

It is surprising how many people want to do something practical to help others but are frustrated by only having one piece of the puzzle. What happens then is that the people who are familiar with the idea of providing homes to rent think wouldn’t it be a good idea to help some of the

NHS and mental distress

We often think that the NHS is there to help us with mental illness or even just mental distress but there are limits to the help that it can provide. My interest in the area of mental distress came from personal experience. I was struggling to cope with home family and marriage and wondering how

Relieving the pressure on the NHS

My recent adventures have left me with a greater appreciation of the need to relieve the pressure on the NHS. When I went home the ward I was on was closed to new admissions. They were so short staffed that if something went wrong then they could not have coped. They set things up so

Frustrations and distractions

As I write this it is Thursday and I have been so distracted by doing stuff that I am looking at my jobs to do list and it is growing rather than shrinking. It is a perennial issue with me. It is like being on a hamster wheel busy busy busy but never getting anywhere.