Passing on the mother wound. Peaches Geldof and the misery of inherited fame

Peaches Geldof is dead and it’s a tragedy, one that has been broiling up for a decade. Oh, yes, she had got very thin. So much, so fashion, it’s not like anyone could have seen it coming, especially from my distance, viewed in magazine and gossip columns that I flicked through in doctor’s waiting rooms…

Lean in too far and you’ll fall flat on your face. Why Sheryl Sandberg’s got it wrong… Seriously, we’ve got enough on our plates.

Sheryl Sandberg’s got it all wrong. It’s not how hard you work that makes you successful, or even too much of what you know. Everyone knows that. It’s who you know, how attractive you are, how magnetic your personality, where you went to school, that all counts for heaps.  I learned that the hard way.…

A familiar scenario

A familiar senario Reading this story today, scouring the news for anything linked to autism awareness day – there’s not much tbh, this article, by someone only named as B’s Dad reads like my recent blog post, the elephant in the room, about autism invisibility. It’s a heart-rending read, not least because it details what…

The rat race: the fall of civilisation and the eternal necessity for the lowest common denominator.

The rat race: the fall of civilisation and the eternal necessity for the lowest common denominator.   I’ve been chewing it over in my mind for a while: the idea that market forces dictate that we’ll always work as hard as we can; that houses will always cost as much as people can afford to…