A reply to this letter on FB from Dr Michael Blackburn
Dear Mike (aka the Anaesthesiologist replying to the physiotherapist whose open letter is doing the rounds on social media)
I was surprised that you didn’t address your letter directly to me (Nicola Aylward) as we know each other, but I’m pleased that you wrote it and challenged me on it, as that’s what I am encouraging – critical thinking and robust debate. So, thank you for your comments and I address them below. Continue reading
An Open Letter to the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angelina Motshekga, the Department of Basic Education, South African epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist Prof Salim Abdool Karim, executive director of ISASA Mr Lebogang Montjale, and the ISASA team, Heads of Schools and educational leaders in South Africa as well as the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Department of Health and the advisors to the DBE. Continue reading
I’ve gone down the scroll hole. Continuously scrolling, reading, digesting – articles, charts, graphs, opinions, latest news, health advice. I feel my heart pounding in my chest, my breathing is shallow Continue reading
As I sit and write this newsletter, I know already that this year, and this decade, will have many ups and downs for us all. We all wish for a healthy and wonderful year, and this is my wish for you too, but the reality is Continue reading
We’ve just finished our 4 week Feminine Wisdom course and I am feeling as uplifted, inspired and nourished as the women who attended. I’ve included a few testimonials below Continue reading
With Mother’s Day this past weekend, most have us have reflected on our own mothers, and the kind of mothering which we received. Some of us have close and supportive relationships with our mothers. Some have strained and difficult relationships. Continue reading
I hope that this time of year finds you having some sort of break or rest over the long weekend and school holidays.
I recently had the privilege of working with the Matric and grade 11 girls at Roedean School and we talked about the importance of rest and recovery to allow us to function better long term. Continue reading
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