Life By A Thousand Cuts

Creating something authentic is always such a surprisingly painful experience. Why is it that so many creators, from Vincent van Gogh to Kurt Cobain, suffered with such severe depression? They experienced so much pain that they ultimately took their own lives. Perhaps there is a disconnect between how creators see the world and how most… Continue reading Life By A Thousand Cuts

If You Keep Doing More Stuff, You Will End Up Poorer, Less Healthy And Less Smart

Subtraction I would say that around two-thirds of the patients I see in my clinic every day have problems related to something that they are choosing to do. Chest infections caused by smoking. Back pain as a result of sitting down all day and even after work. Diabetes due to poor diet. I seem to… Continue reading If You Keep Doing More Stuff, You Will End Up Poorer, Less Healthy And Less Smart

Memory Box

What are memories?  They seem fuzzy and subjective.  Sometimes they're vivid, but rarely are they true. A year or so ago a patient came to see me in my clinic.  He was a middle-aged, white, working class man.  He looked so normal in his jeans and t-shirt.  I thought it was going to be just like any other… Continue reading Memory Box