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Andrew Backhouse

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I Am Looking Forward To Shaking Someone’s Hand Again

It’s a funny thing to shake someone’s hand. In the future, of course, there are no handshakes. Star Trek, Star Wars, even Spaceballs… no one shakes hands. And handshakes haven’t been the standard default for as long as we think – they were codified by the Quakers five hundred years ago, because they were thought… Continue reading I Am Looking Forward To Shaking Someone’s Hand Again

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices is a symptom of serious mental illness; it is also something I can releate to. In this article, The New Statesman cites the pioneer of The Hearing Voices Network. Something I am tempted to sign up for – although I am hesitant to go. What is boils down to is that people who… Continue reading Hearing Voices

Fat Ankles

I was hospitalised for having fat ankles today. I had a bad pain in my right ankle around 5am and there was a bit of swelling; I admit I was a bit worried as I had been under the weather since I had the Pfizer vaccine. I was worried for clots. So, I phoned 111.… Continue reading Fat Ankles

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I admit I have been working a bit too hard recently. As a result, I am having to now limit my screen time and engage in my Daily Practice forcibly, even though I don’t want to. It can be quite a grind but to not enjoy engaging in your Daily’s is exactly what they are there for.… Continue reading Newsletter

Covid Jab Accomplished

Had an injection today. An important one. I had my Pfizer jab to stop serious Covid 19 infection. The destination was the Yorkshire Show Ground and I was in Hall 2 thanks to a helpful taxi driver. The Nurse who helped by administering my jab was great, I hardly felt a thing, all masked up… Continue reading Covid Jab Accomplished

Rap Therapy

Across five episodes – produced by Mother’s Best Child and TOAD – the series covers topics including trauma, grief, body image and sleep, all accompanied by personal stories from a different artist. In episode one rapper Konan discusses the after effects of losing his stepdad, and in episode three Krept talks about how he processed… Continue reading Rap Therapy