For me, the idea of enchantment is much more important to a healthy human psyche than the idea of hope. Why? Because hope can at times deny reality, whereas enchantment can bring beauty to it.

“To live an enchanted life is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary. Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again.” This is a quote from the psychologist and mythologist author Sharon Blackie, and it got me thinking about my job, and about the patients I see. As a GP, I ...


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