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On impulse

On impulse

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The playroom

The playroom

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The feminist chocolate cake

The feminist chocolate cake

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Brick wall

Brick wall

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Passion fruits

Passion fruits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Passion...

Homes

Homes

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Homes   Memory is a tricky, but insightful function of the mind. We...

Old friends

Old friends

                                                                                                                           Old friends   At the beginning of the pandemic, I was approached by a journalist writing an article about an apparent trend of reconnecting with...

Inside the pressure cooker

Inside the pressure cooker

                                                Inside the pressure cooker     I am sure it is not exactly a novel insight that during the period of the pandemic there have been a series of polarisations, which have far but helped us with maintaining any sense of...

That soothing spot in our mind

That soothing spot in our mind

                                                That soothing spot in our mind   The sun is finally shining and the long weekend ahead is full of promise, weather wise at least. Yet, major travel restrictions are still in place along with the overwhelming collective...

In relation

In relation

                                                In relation Extract from Three in Bed (Fictional Clinical Narratives, 2018)   As I am preparing for teaching this week on ‘the relational’, I am struck by how many of the narratives I listen to on a daily basis at work...

On the naughty step

On the naughty step

On the naughty step   May has been called ‘the suicide month’, as statistics show that it is the time when suicide rates are at their highest. This seems like an interesting paradox; At the time nature begins to bloom again and social interaction and connection seem...

When close is too close

When close is too close

When close is too close   Now, that bars and restaurants are opening again and sunny days have been almost continuous for more than a week, the city has begun to exude its familiar buzz and banter and some of us have started remembering the many reasons for which we...

Do not mind the view

Do not mind the view

Do not mind the view Or why more holidays should be the ‘new normal’   Along with the series of unfortunate events which have kept unfolding since the beginning of the pandemic, there have also been some unanticipated significant advantages. Certain deeply resisted...

When love is food

When love is food

When love is food (Including an extract from Mess (Fictional Clinical Narratives, 2018))   The title of this week’s blog is paraphrasing the title of the international bestseller by Geneen Roth, When food is love. Roth is making the pivotal point in her book that for...

In context

In context

In context   When I began studying anthropology, a subject matter which I now think of as at the core of  my identity on a professional and personal level, it was presented to me as a discipline understanding society through the study of ‘other’, ‘exotic’ cultures....

Wild rides

Wild rides

Wild rides   When I was little, I was not a typical kid in more than one ways (if one can ever really be a typical kid), but when it came to amusement parks, every possible childlike delight would be awakened inside me at once. I loved all the rides! The wilder, the...

Loss and the time after

Loss and the time after

Loss and the time after   An extract from At arm’s length (Fictional Clinical Narratives, 2018: pp. 52 - 58)   This week several stories of loss and devastation have travelled to me; Young people dying of covid, prolonged melancholia after a break up, when the...