Re-vealing:what really causes burnout?

Re-vealing:what really causes burnout?

Recent tweets by the police have been interesting, claiming that it is PTSD – recognised or not – following the witnessing of some pretty horrendous scenes that causes burnout over a period of time. Similarly in medicine some people believe that being party to...
Reminding myself: what really matters.

Reminding myself: what really matters.

The sky is huge here. It stretches, dome-like, as far as I can see, protective yet offering escape to I know not what. Where it meets the sea I have to focus on the horizon, straining to tell which is sky, which is sea. Both a pale blue today, both far out...
Respectations – when my baby got ill

Respectations – when my baby got ill

“What are you most afraid of?” He was calm, but caring. Giving voice to my worst fear was difficult and I heard myself croak, “meningitis.” “Ok. I can see that. I can’t rule that out at this stage.” He told us to go home and that he would call in four hours, but if...
Re-negotiating what we do in one little word

Re-negotiating what we do in one little word

I had three deliveries last week. A USB stick, for work. A pair of shoes for a party. A wheelbarrow full of manure for the garden. The USB came through the letterbox and landed on the mat, and escaped being eaten by the dog. The shoes arrived when I was out and were...