Why gardening mirrors your life

I spent a couple of hours gardening this afternoon and – at the end of a major weeding, pruning and watering session – it struck me how a garden is much like a body. Bear with me – I know it sounds a bit far-fetched… We all have a tendency over winter months to let ourselves go. Bad habits creep […]

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Civil Resettlement Units: the post-WW2 secret that changed how we help refugees

Last Thursday I went to a fascinating talk at the Wellcome Collection by Dr Alice White. It covered the work psychiatrists and psychologists from the Tavistock Institute carried out for the British Army during and after WW2. One part of this covered the selection process for choosing officers and how they helped introduce methods, such as non-verbal reasoning tests, word […]

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