Category: another point of view

My Aunt: a Narrative Reflection

Left-brained, factual, logical description My aunt is a grey haired lady of 53 who lives with my uncle in a big four-bedroom house in Redstone. She is taller than most women at nearly six foot, and has remained quite slim. She has a large nose and intelligent, pale blue eyes, and she wears reading glasses Read More …

A curly cut

I hate going to the hairdresser! I know that for many people it is an hour or two of pampering and luxury. They sit comfortably through the hair wash, chat freely above the noise of hair-driers and they know how much to tip. For me, it’s more like a communication breakdown especially with my current Read More …

From the top of the mountain

Self-reflection is about looking at things from another point of view. It’s finding the outsider perspective or choosing to be the unprejudiced observer of yourself or others. If I stand on a mountain top I get a broader perspective of what is in view. If other people stand on their summits I might see them Read More …

Getting the message

Over 20 years of practice as a qualified homoeopath, I’ve seen a variety of different patients. I felt compassion for all of them within the sacred space of the consulting room, but there were times when I got irritated with some of them. These were the patients who would phone me out of hours, or Read More …

Call waiting

I was once sent to a doctor in a busy hospital. The previous patient came out of the room, but I was left waiting in the corridor for 20 or 30 minutes. When the doctor finally called me in, she explained that she was having computer problems, and that she’d been trying to phone the Read More …

Locked out

When my son was about fourteen or fifteen his social life grew and he was allowed out at weekends as long as he came home by a certain time. One evening he phoned me before his curfew, sounding concerned. Meric had nowhere to sleep. His mum had locked him out and he had nowhere to Read More …