What It Means to Be Clinically Vulnerable in a World of Covid

From the darkness of the pandemic, the world is reawakening.  Previously empty streets buzz with life.  Friends and families are reunited, and people once again travel the world.  It’s like seeing spring burst into unimagined life after the harshest of winters.  Almost two years have passed since I published Life in Lockdown: What Matters When … More What It Means to Be Clinically Vulnerable in a World of Covid

The Truth (and Myths) About Positivity and Determination

Can illness and disability be overcome through the power of positive thinking?  One could be forgiven for thinking so.  In newspaper and magazine articles, social media posts and television programmes, a powerful message is constantly delivered: physical impairment need not be a barrier to dreams.  You can be whatever you want to be.  A familiar … More The Truth (and Myths) About Positivity and Determination

When Coping Is Too Much

Life has been painful, of late.   Circumstances have brought a profound awareness of my limitations.  The ongoing serious illness of someone I love.  The approaching first anniversary of my father’s death; the fact that I was too ill to visit the intensive care unit where he spent the final month of his life.   … More When Coping Is Too Much