Nutmeg: Chapter 3

Catch up with Chapter 1 here and Chapter 2 here A windy wet whisper wound around V’s wispy white blonde hairs, erecting them around the back of her delicate neck. She gasped inwardly and shrugged her shoulders towards her ears to counter the cringeworthy sensation. This sudden motion caused a tiny tidal wave of water to … Continue reading Nutmeg: Chapter 3

Yoga Practice for Anxiety

Yoga for anxiety In the previous post, I’ve briefly discussed some yogic philosophy that can help cope with anxiety: the notion of not being consumed by thoughts and sensations and knowing that your individual self is always part of the great divine universe (in a nutshell!).  If you can manage it during an episode of … Continue reading Yoga Practice for Anxiety

Moronic Britonic Rhetoric, Pass me another Gin and Tonic

  It's not long before the red mist clears The rosie red mist of returning home Soon turns into a cloud of claustrophobia A red raw aftermath of unrequited revolution.     What have we become?  A herd of fleshy, furry gargoyles  Set in stone by masonic gorgons Rows of disparate desperate pawns on a … Continue reading Moronic Britonic Rhetoric, Pass me another Gin and Tonic

Test of Metal

Real strength is not measured in the body. Each body has different strengths and weaknesses, they are incomparable. One body could be weak from disease for an entire lifetime, or the healthiest and strongest of bodies could be instantly destroyed from the impact of a bus.    Strength is not measured in the mind. Intelligence … Continue reading Test of Metal

Develop Mental Problems

Moving from a "developed" country, to a "developing" country, suggests going back in some sort of proverbial time warp. But despite the suggestion of regressing to a land that has yet to achieve civilisation, the experience of moving from England to Sri Lanka has been more of a loop than a linear journey. Terminology used … Continue reading Develop Mental Problems

Googling the Ungoogleable:

Searching for faith in medicine    Girl, you have no faith in medicine I have multiple invested interests in medicine; anthropological research, gore and awe-some fascination, conspiratorial scepticism, as well as, of course, the health of myself and others. But I don’t think I am the only one that “googles” all the medicines they, or … Continue reading Googling the Ungoogleable: