How stupid are you?

The more I see of violence from the police and those otherwise demonstrating peacefully, the more I’m reminded that stress makes us stupid. Once our stress hormones are high, it’s hard to make reasonable, rational decisions. This is why we need our decision-makers to do the difficult things in quiet, calm and controlled conditions, not…

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Glib wellbeing

“TELL EVERYONE HOW YOU’RE FEELING USING AN EMOJI!” OR If you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, here are some excellent sources of support and advice; if you’re still not sure, please speak with your GP:https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ No, “We’re in a pandemic dontcha know?” check-ins here: your wellbeing is as important now as it was 12-months ago, as…

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Simplicity in complexity

Blogs are pretty self-indulgent, aren’t they? As self-indulgences go, this one takes the biscuit… Throughout my childhood, my very socialist and intellectual father had told me that bin-men (sic) saved more lives per year than doctors. Aged 15, I devoured Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series (books, radio plays, television series and all),…

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