Category Archives: Pain and personal grief.

“TIME AND TIDE WAITS FOR NO MAN”. (Continued from previous blog.)

And there is another important lesson for all of us to learn here. I remember returning home from university during undergraduate days at the commencement of vacation, about two years after my father had died. At the time of his … Continue reading

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“O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING…?” Cont’d from previous blog).

From childhood on and especially following the loss of my dear sisters, I have tended to employ a simple analogy which likens the body to a ship and the spirit or soul to its captain and pilot. (I have already … Continue reading

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Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting)

.Increasingly so as the years have passed, I have come, for a whole raft of reasons (many of which will unfold over the course of these pages) to return again and again to one – for me at any rate … Continue reading

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Hope, when all hope seems lost. (Cont’d from previous blog).)

The second experience, which I will relate here, concerned a female patient who I had known and who had been visiting my clinic on a regular basis for all of two years and more. Over that period of time, we … Continue reading

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