Fracture

Playing soccer has been a hobby/passion/thing to do for the majority of my life. There’ve been no significant injuries to speak of. Until now. So let’s talk about ‘the knee’ and pain. A reckless and ridiculous challenge during my last game resulted in a minor fracture of the knee – and some major sit-on-my-butt time.Continue reading “Fracture”

Hench

By Morgan Scott Guest Post (HENCH: strong and fit with very well-developed muscles; used about men) 1. Schwarzenegger: the Trendsetting Terminator I have to admit it, growing up in the 1980s, myself and many males (and females) were in awe of bodybuilding action hero, the Austrian Oak, The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger was ofContinue reading “Hench”

Yoga Trends, 2017: Present and Future

Health and fitness trends evolve. Technology and imperatives in business force change. Consumers in health want fresh ideas and products. From Tae Boe to Thighmasters. From Bowflex to Bodyblade and belt massagers. Yoga is no different. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. About 37 million Americans practiced yoga at the beginning ofContinue reading “Yoga Trends, 2017: Present and Future”

Born to Run: For Mindfulness and More

Have a Fitbit? Do you pound the pavement? Hit the road? Do you do it for body? Or mind? Likely both! * * In January 2017, psychotherapist William Pullen published a new book, Run For Your Life. It’s an interesting read. Here’s a description of the work: “Anyone who has ever gone for a run,Continue reading “Born to Run: For Mindfulness and More”

CFP. Mental Health and Money: Past and Present

A Call for Papers. Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present Editors: Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde, UK) This article collection will examine how the relationship between socioeconomic factors and mental health has been and is understood in an array of different places and periods. Although much of theContinue reading “CFP. Mental Health and Money: Past and Present”

LSD: Insight or Insanity?, 1968

From the NIH. A post by Professor Erika Dyck on the history of LSD. Circulating Now from NLM Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Erika Dyck, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Today, Dr. Dyck shares some insights on a recently digitized film in the Library’sContinue reading “LSD: Insight or Insanity?, 1968”

Mad To Be Normal

Mad To Be Normal at the glorious Glasgow Film Theatre. The film stars David Tennant in the lead role and is directed by Robert Mullan. I was lucky to sit on a panel afterward to offer some historical gems. It was a great conversation with Matthew Smith, Luke Fowler, Richard Warden, and the other attendees…Continue reading “Mad To Be Normal”

‘Street Portraits’ by Morgan Scott

I’m delighted that professional photographer Morgan Scott shares his images and ideas. Most of the time he works in London as a Business Development Manager for Bijou Commerce. But photography, as he puts it, has been a long-standing ‘passion.’ His exciting portfolio can be found here: http://morganportraits.com/portfolio ** Street Portraits by Morgan Scott In a multiculturalContinue reading “‘Street Portraits’ by Morgan Scott”

Abusing the Body in Higher Ed.

This can’t be ignored. Sexual harassment, misconduct and gender violence by university staff are at epidemic levels in the UK, a Guardian investigation suggests. The body is being abused in higher education, and we need to think about this much more closely and much more critically. According to David Batty, Sally Weale and Caroline Bannock,Continue reading “Abusing the Body in Higher Ed.”

Gin, Beer, and Chicken: Hogarth’s Art and More

A new piece of art commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) re-imagines William Hogarth’s classic 1751 cartoon Gin Lane. It depicts a society preoccupied by junk food rather than gin. This is pretty amazing timing, considering this is the focus of my Disease and Society lecture this week! According to the BBC, theContinue reading “Gin, Beer, and Chicken: Hogarth’s Art and More”