7 mn read Recently, somebody asked how I found my way to The Fields of Kindness. This is, as much as it can be, my reply.
4 mn read This chapter of my life, started on a Friday in April last year, 2022, when I had an appointment at the breast clinic. I wasn’t worried, I had had a clear mammogram three weeks earlier. However, while doing a self-check in the shower, I had noticed a small cyst like lump on my left breast, […]
6 mn read Sooner or later you are likely to have an encounter with a doctor. Once you enter the land of dotage it comes with the territory, and very few get by without something failing to work in the body in some way. I know that the body is more than the sum of its parts, and […]
6 mn read Gerry Herman, 66, wrote this piece when he was in his mid-40s about his father who was 71. He explained that at that point ’71 seemed much older than it does now’.
6 mn read The next thing was the tests and the MRI scans, until eventually the GP sat me down and handed me the letter he had received from the hospital and said ‘maybe you had better read this.’
6 mn read Ivan Pope is a writer, artist and long-distance cyclist who lives in Brighton. He originally graduated from Goldsmiths College Fine Art BA.
4 mn read TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises by Dr David Berceli) is a somatic stress management tool I had experienced once, about ten years ago.
5 mn read Does showing concern mean that you care? Does caring mean that you must be concerned?
9 mn read Foolish me. I presumed I had it under control at 85. I planned to live for about ten more years and then, in my mid-90s, die of a heart attack.
4 mn read This article came about from my answer to one of Rose’s questions within the group back in March – ‘Have you taken up anything new for exercise in Lockdown?’