Since working on assignment in Bhutan in 2007 I have been an admirer of their practical emphasis on “national happiness”. Valuing a broader concept of human development and something more holistic than GDP as measures of “development” are rather recent influences on dominant development paradigms.
I believe that we should have a holistic understanding of health. We need to respect the mind-body-context connection that science has belatedly started to prove, including the impact of our food on our wellbeing.
I believe in the integration of the valuable contributions of modern science with the different healing and other traditions that have survived over the centuries despite the onslaught of rational thinking and narrow notions of “the scientific method”. We still have much to discover. How can we reject what we cannot yet observe, measure or understand?
I love experimenting and innovating, finding solutions, mentoring young people, debating, and being philosophical – while having fun in the process!
I cherish love and beauty, both in my work and in my personal life.
I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate people in the entire world. How can I then not love life, and live well?