How to support people through grief and loss

Various terms such as “grief” and “bereavement” are used in diverse ways – in this article, we refer to “grief” as the emotions we feel in response to loss. These can include painful emotions commonly spoken about in grief, such as anger, sadness, hopelessness, shock, loneliness, despair and emptiness. [...]

2022-06-15T15:11:16+12:00June 3rd, 2022|

“No man (or woman) is an island”: Mates and beyond

Almost 400 years ago, the clergyman and poet, John Donne, gave a sermon that included the statement that “No man is an island”. What he was referring to was the idea that humans are all connected to each other. He went on to talk about just how important connections [...]

2022-03-15T10:50:49+13:00March 14th, 2022|

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota (Book review)

Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota  (Penguin House, Released 2 March 2021) I recently listened to this audio book and was fascinated by this highly competent and driven young woman’s description of how studying and developing surgical experience in Australia ultimately resulted in her burnout. By burnout, I mean a [...]

2021-06-17T15:42:27+12:00June 14th, 2021|