As someone who grew up being fed the fast-paced London lifestyle and is looking for ways to be more mindful, healthy and balanced in an increasingly manic world, I wanted to share my developing interests, while being able to further educate myself at the same time – far from preaching to the choir, I write to myself, first and foremost.
The writing (typing) skills are a continuous work in progress and only reflect my ever-evolving views at the time of scribbling, but in the era of click-bait and junk, I hope that you may find some of the articles on here applicable and useful, or at least thought provoking for you too.
I studied Medical Science with Gastroenterology and Hepatology (gut and liver health) at Imperial College London and developed a concurrent curiosity in some integrative forms of health and wellness, for which there is emerging research, along with a holistic personal-care and wellness brand Yūgenial.
As a scientist, I wanted to explore the quantitative, while remaining open minded as to the limitations of the language, and equally appreciating the less tangible roots of the qualitative. We mostly apply a reductionist, closed systems lens to biological processes – a holistic systems science is inter-disciplinary and inclusive of cognition and consciousness.
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‘I write — or attempt to write — about a saner, healthier, more centred way of moving through the world. Though I want to be clear about something: I don’t write about being sane, centred, and healthy because I am those things. I write about them because they — more often than not — elude me.
I write about patience because I am impatient.
I write about compassion because I am filled with judgment.
I write about meditation because my mind is incredibly active and loud.
I write about forgiveness because I am prone to resentment and grievance.
I write about risk-taking and busting up routine because I am a slave to habit.
I write about creative output and battling resistance because I am a highly distractible, world class procrastinator.
I write about giving myself permission to feel grief because I tend to run from negative feelings.
I write as an antidote to the madness within, as a reminder to myself of what is possible, like a message-in-a-bottle from a wiser me to a less evolved me. Often I don’t even know how I feel about a thing until I write about it. Sometimes my typing fingers are smarter than the thoughts in my head. So I pay attention to what I write. There’s something in there for me.’