Telling the stories that don’t get told

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. I’d like to tell you a story. In fact – I’d like to tell you lots of stories. One of the many wonderful things about my job is that I get to work with some fascinating people and uncover some powerful human stories. As a researcher my job is often over once I’ve published these stories in a research report. I’d like to change that. I want to tell these stories in a way that everyone can engage with – not just academics and researchers. I want to share these stories with you – because they are great stories and they need to be shared.Continue reading

The experiment in time and space

March 24th 2013

Today is a very special day for me as it marks the end of a one year experiment in time and space. The experiment started with a problem about space – I needed to find a home. This was proving to be a problem because I was looking for somewhere affordable in London (I was soon to learn that ‘affordable in London’ is an oxymoron).Continue reading

The champagne detox

What happens when a psychologist writes her own alcohol detox programme? ‘The champagne detox’ is my personalised approach to starting the new year with a bit of a detox.Champagne detox_02Continue reading

Biocentrism – Is seeing believing…or creating?

Every now and again I have a ‘thinking day’. These are a highlight in my diary – a whole day dedicated to creativity and thought. I rarely have an agenda for these days – it’s normally more fun just to see what happens. However, on one recent thinking day I decided to spend some time pondering a book I had enjoyed reading – Robert Lanza’s Biocentrism – How life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe.  I stumbled across this book thanks to the many podcasts that I consume on a weekly basis and found the whole topic area to be very fertile ground. So it was great thinking day material.Continue reading