The sound of silence

Last night I was explaining to my son about the myriad traditions, where silence blooms and blossoms with particular kinds of energy. For example, there is the silence of a ship that stops on a still fjord, where everyone falls into a wondering hush – before someone breaks it because they are so unused to […]

Taking the ‘red pill’

“Nonviolence is an innate capacity of human nature. It is not a moral commandment; still less is it a philosophical abstraction. Nonviolence . . . is an energy that operates in and on all living beings.” —Michael Nagler I have just attended a workshop which I was specially invited to on behalf of the UniSA […]

Coming to our senses

Last week I spent hours going through the various occupational therapy journals. It made me very despondent. There seems to be scarcely a single article published that would inform my actual practice as an occupational therapist. This doesn’t mean that they are not well written, and I would be happy to have conversations with any […]

The beginnings of a pathway

Today I finally got to meet the wonderful Kobie Boshoff. Kobie is senior lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Director at the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) and Editor of a new journal, The Allied Health Scholar. She has recently returned from South Africa, which is why we hadn’t got round to meeting, up to […]