Tag Archives: dealing with loss

Skull and crossbones

Sitting again today in my favorite orthodox colleague’s office as he puts up a drip for my daughter.  A dear kind soul and friend who listened deeply to my story of distress and worry, earlier this past year, when few … Continue reading

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Getting out of the way

It’s taken me a while to get back to writing a new post, even as my mind and heart is preoccupied, my commitment to this blog writing demands that I not abandon it, to just write, no matter how imperfect. … Continue reading

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Livid and the colour grey

That morning, an encounter, that will long be seared into the wrinkling folds of my brain.  I was running late, knowing they would be waiting.  A teenager and his family, cared for by our team over the past weeks, my … Continue reading

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A world of AIDS

This day, for the past 24 years, has been about raising awareness around HIV and AIDS. For many of us, especially here in South Africa, this one disease has become central to our lives.  This is true for many of … Continue reading

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Close up and intimate

Being deeply loved… gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu   Those of us who work in the field of paediatric palliative medicine often have the experience that children with terminal illness, close to death, wait for … Continue reading

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Stepping on landmines

When war ends, when a surrendering of sorts comes into effect, there is always a time of assessing, gathering, integrating, rebuilding, and finding a way to move forward, to live back into our every day lives.  Sometimes this war has … Continue reading

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Dreams of a Dung Beetle

If you have been to one of my presentations these past few years you will recognise this photo.  I use it constantly and like to tell the story of the dung beetle, a scarab.  How it finds a nurturing environment … Continue reading

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