Milton Determined to live
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Milton Determined to live

The doctor said “He won’t see the night out”. This was within earshot of the young Milton Erickson (American psychiatrist and psychologist, 1901 – 1980) who was lying paralysed in bed riddled with polio fever. Hearing his mother weep the teenager vowed there and then in anger that he would survive the night and prove…

Success. Where do you start?

Success. Where do you start?

A teacher and a doctor got chatting in Paris to discover that they both loved painting. The doctor said “you should come to stay at my home in Africa because the landscapes are magical”. The teacher quickly replied “What a lovely idea, I have a week of conferences and need a break; I’ll take you…

Words, Words and Maps

Words, Words and Maps

“To think or not to think, that is the question” I found myself casually thinking recently about becoming 30 years old and then suddenly realised that actually I will be 48 this year. Life seems to speed up the older you get. Which got me thinking, what is it that causes this effect? Now let’s…