Category: mental health

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. Please contact my agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown with any enquiries about my book. I’m taking a break from most […]

PLEASE LIKE ME! — Psychologies

Do you still feel a sting when you’re left off a guest list? It’s natural, says Olivia Gordon, but as she discovers, real popularity is about something else altogether. To read the full feature, buy December’s Psychologies…  

MINDFUL GARDENING — WI Life

Delighted to have written this feature for the Women’s Institute magazine about how gardening can become a mindfulness activity.

COHOUSING: THE BRITISH FAMILIES EMBRACING COMMUNAL LIVING — The Guardian

With their emphasis on shared meals and parenting, cohousing communities offer an antidote to the isolation of modern life, writes Olivia Gordon  

‘WE LAUGH AND SHARE STORIES – WHY EATING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY IS MAKING A COMEBACK — The Guardian

I have recently taken the decision to try to instigate family meals as much as possible. From when they were tiny, my children – now six and three – have always adored my parents’ Jewish Friday night family dinners. And it’s not just because Granny makes delicious roast chicken. It’s because of the ritual of […]

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST — Oxford Today

Every Holocaust history is disturbing to read, but by focusing on victims’ voices which have traditionally been silenced – those of women – Dr Zoë Waxman’s new account is one of the darkest, and most shocking…

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

For the June issue, a column about the life lessons I hope my children will learn which took me too long, and a rather disastrous first trip to the ballet for my daughter

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN MED STUDENTS’ GRADES DEPEND ON LISTENING TO WOMEN — Broadly

With a blue paper sheet covering her pubic hair, a 30-year-old woman is lying naked from the waist down, with her legs spread open on an examination couch in a hospital room. A trainee doctor opens her vagina with a speculum and gazes inside to find the cervix. But this is no ordinary pap smear. […]

GROWING OUT OF SCHOOLGIRL BITCHINESS – – Glamour

Delighted to write for this month’s GLAMOUR about how schoolgirl bitchiness haunts us well into womanhood. Loved the positive response to this piece.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE — Healthy

For the March/April issue of Healthy, I interviewed Laura Dernie about why she has set up mental health charity mydiscombobulatedbrain.com

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