Thank you for having a look at my blog page, even as it continues to develop, as do my blogging skills. Hopefully my writing skills and its quality too. This blog’s intention is to challenge myself to write, to be vulnerable and open as I do so, and to share with my friends and colleagues around the world the possibility that all our struggles and difficulties are universal. That, no matter how alone we may feel in our daily struggles, what we go through is not unique, even as it is very personal, and remains a shared human experience. My intention is to write from the heart and with vulnerability. You won’t find any great academic pronouncements or truths here, but perhaps in these posts you may find some joy, some humour, and some connection to that part of you that is courageous, loving, passionate, often in search for meaning, and wishing to engage with life as it is.
I will attempt to post regularly, (lately it has become irregular…) so visit often if you wish. Or even better, follow this blog and you will receive automatic updates. Click at the right to see all or the recent posts. Any feedback is always appreciated 🙂
As for my qualifications – I have worked these many thirty plus years in family medicine, palliative medicine and mindfulness based interventions within health care, and now teach medical humanities within a medical school setting. I often find myself musing over the various themes of my life – those of the families I’ve served, the people I care about, and all the spaces in between that call for passion, compassion and courage to meet whatever arises. I have been alive for more than 50, a mother, daughter, sister, wife, lover, friend, colleague, teacher, carer, traveler through life. Always, a human being. My lived experience has taken root on five continents, numerous countries, and a variety of cultures, and I am blessed to share in many wonderful friendships around the world. All this has informed my world view and relational space. Writing is my attempt to make some sense of some of this, and share it with you.
Be well always, Trish
(Blog started in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2012. Moved to London, UK August 2013. Moved onward to Rochester, NY, February 2018 )