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Cast Away

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Rowena J Ronson draws parallels between the movie Cast Away (2000) and the lives of all of us  I see many patients who have been living out their own version of Cast Away; they are lost at sea, on an isolated island, with no hope of ever returning to anything close to their normal existence.…


By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Rowena J Ronson sees the movie Rush (2013) and wonders where you will draw your line…  Ron Howard’s new film Rush (2013) reminded me of how I so do not live for the adrenaline rush. In fact, just watching Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth play Niki Lauda and James Hunt preparing for their Formula 1…


By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Rowena J Ronson analyses the movie WWZ (2013) with a focus on the health of humanity…. Spoiler alert! So our next world war will be an inside job, according to Hollywood 2013. It will not be caused by economics, politics or religion. It won’t be sparked off by a dictator, and it will not involve…

It Doesn’t Just Happen To Us

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Rowena J Ronson takes a comprehensive look at cancer, health and the importance of what we can do for ourselves… When a cancer diagnosis is given to us, it is most likely to be a tremendous shock. Even if we have been having undiagnosed symptoms for a while, and have visited our doctor several times…

‘Friends say I am in an abusive relationship…’

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Q All my friends tell me that I am in an “abusive relationship”, but I think they are wrong and they just don’t understand. I love my partner because he is deeply caring towards me, as well as being a wonderful lover and companion. He is also extremely intelligent and creative and generous. His downside…

‘My daughter is a nightmare…’

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Q My daughter has become a nightmare child. She was always so easy going and well behaved. She is now 12 and everything seems to have changed. She is moody, argumentative, demanding sometimes and distant the rest of the time, up in her room listening to music and shutting off from the rest of the…

‘I fear that I will lose everything…’

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Q I came across your Double Take website by accident. I wouldn’t normally write to a problem page, but I liked the way that you seem to look at the different angles to a problem – and you don’t dictate to your readers. What’s my problem? Well, in theory, I don’t have any problems. I’m…


By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

What makes relationships so important to us, why are they so problematical, and can we change ourselves in order to make them work? NS: What are our expectations from personal and intimate relationships? Are they fundamentally any different now than they were 500 years ago? RJR: The world has changed fundamentally and in every way…

No Worries

By Rowena Ronson | January 19, 2014

Have we become more self-centred or is selfishness simply a constant human trait? Is it still possible for us to evolve and be selfless? RJR: What strange times these are. Strange, selfish and self-centered, in fact. What factors have contributed to make people so wrapped up in themselves that they feel not only the centre…