Being a clinician and researcher and writer offers a very fruitful interlacing of career interests for me. I learn from my patients and explore areas of individual differences and disorders of anxiety, fear and stress, that help me develop novel strategies for designing studies and surveys for research ventures, so that the results I obtain from these feed back into my clinical work faciliating the creation of novel and creative avenues of therapeutic intervention. In fact, my personal philosophy has been that it is almost a pre-requsitie for contempoary health professionals to follow the leading edge research publications and indeed popular writings in psychology and health medicine in order to offer the best solutions for solving emotional and behavioral problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy has demonstrated - both in my personal life and among the clients I see, - the central value of identifying and exploring cognitions and beliefs systems which serve to generate the adverse mood states that impede our progress through life inhibiting adpative behavioral strategies, whether at work or in home and/or lesiure domains. I have been reticent over the years to write much about my daily clinical chores, preferring to demarcate practice and research, but have become increasingly aware that those who seek my guidance and professional help have expressed a desire to be made aware of the relevance of my writing for dealing better with the stressors inherent of modern civilised cultures. We have become an increasingly complex industralised society with many benefits accrued through technological break-throughs, and yet suffer dearly by the alienation and existential anxieties which accompany such complex life-styles. I hope to address these issues more clearly in the various stages of writing about these issues on this website.