“We-Welease  Bwian”

“We-Welease Bwian”

There is an old adage about laughter being the best medicine. We know that when we laugh that the body produces its own happy hormones, that out pulse rate and blood pressure drop and that we produce less of the stress hormones like adrenalin and cortisol. In my book...
Pills, Music And History

Pills, Music And History

Recently my daughter was going to a music festival with a group of friends. Like her father she likes music and tried playing it – without great success. On the cusp of her third decade she is a sensible young adult. However, millennials are not known for reading...
The Real World

The Real World

January 26 sees the celebration of Australia Day – commemorating the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. Like all nations, there are aspects of the past and present that are positive and negative. Yet the positives outweigh the negatives by a long way. As the son of...
Expensive Placebos

Expensive Placebos

The use of antidepressants has exploded over the last 20 years. It is estimated that one in ten people in the USA is on them and as many as one in four women in their 40’s and 50’s. In Australia, the numbers are not as high but not far behind. Yet despite the...