Six hours in an Emergency Ward: why I won’t protect my children from suffering at all costs

As the Indian Doctor murmurs over my collapsed and invisible arm vein in an attempt to get in a line, I find myself hanging onto Doug’s hand. I’m not really a clinger. Throughout the deliveries of three beautiful children I felt like I stayed pretty much in the driver’s seat – excruciating in parts, yes, … More Six hours in an Emergency Ward: why I won’t protect my children from suffering at all costs

The lovers guide to massage for fun and profit

This is the deal with my head:  my brain has a pain switch that’s constantly set to HIGH ALERT.  No one knows why.  It’s an electrical/chemical thing, a bit like the kind of malfunction you get with migraine and epilepsy. It’s 24/7.  And it also travels – neck, back, arms. It’s difficult. But not as difficult … More The lovers guide to massage for fun and profit