Great review of Positive!

What a great review of Positive in this Saturday’s Courier-Mail … it’s really gratifying when you feel that a reader really ‘gets’ what you are trying to achieve in your book.

Cancer: the ‘take no prisoners’ approach

Some of the people I interviewed for Positive were grimly, passionately determined not to let cancer get the better of them, and it was that “take no prisoners” attitude I wanted to capture. I never wanted the book to be a sentimental sermon about looking on the...

Easter – a great time to think about life and death …

One of the most thought-provoking discussions in my book, Positive, is with Ian Gawler, a pioneer of mind-body medicine in Australia. We talked about the inclination in Western culture to deny death, and Ian commented: “I do not think that we are well supported...

The tyranny of positive thinking?

“The whole ‘positive’ thing from a psychiatrist’s point of view is a complicated issue. One of the things patients say to me during and after their treatment is it’s a balance of trying to reconcile what’s happened, deal with the fear it could come back but not stay...