Monthly Archives: December 2015

Brothers in Arms: #FindMike

It was my pleasure and privilege to hear Jonny Benjamin tell his story of the stranger on the bridge. For those of you thinking this sounds familiar, the Stranger on the Bridge was a Channel 4 documentary following Jonny through his journey to find the man who saved his life. To roll the story back… Continue Reading

The Power of the DNR

Stop me if I’m wrong but I visit the doctor, go to A&E – read enlist medical expertise – because they are just that: experts. With the majority of the population not undergoing multiple years of medical training I expect my doctors and nursers, healthcare practitioners etc. to know better than me. I approach them… Continue Reading

To Complete or No: The Semantics of Suicide

To many of us ‘committing suicide’ is a phrase that rolls of our tongue. We don’t think of the implications of saying this, neither are we aware of them. You may think I am being fussy but this is an all important point. Up until recently committing suicide was an accepted term, so what has… Continue Reading

The Authentic Life

I have a fear, a fear that my children, future generations will not experience what I have dubbed the ‘authentic life’. As technology takes leaps and bounds I feel each generation is one step further from this ‘authentic life’ based on human contact; face to face communication. If you ask my generation to phone someone… Continue Reading