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Is Etiquette Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a swimmer. A pool swimmer. I’m proud to be part of a world – a swimmer’s world – where etiquette and codes of conduct prevail. There, at the foot of the swim lanes is a sign, Pool Rules. It’s clear and simple. I pride myself on etiquette in and out of the pool, and […]

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The Vaccination Story

Reading Time: 6 minutes Each generation leaves a legacy behind them – there are tales of love and war, myths of gods and goddesses but it is only written or oral words that can really give us a real narrative of what happened. The history of human health can be analysed through forensic investigation. Current scientists can work out what our […]

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Ayurvedic advice in the time of the Coronavirus: Do we need a paradigm shift?

Reading Time: 6 minutes These are challenging times… Even if we are not concerned about our own health, we may have loved ones who are at risk, and it may be that the only way we can protect them is by staying away. Jobs are in jeopardy, incomes are compromised and above all, there is much that is unknown: […]

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One 66 year old Man’s Route to Major Personal Change

Reading Time: 8 minutes This is about change, personal change, the desire for it, the need for it, the context of it, the possibility of it, and the experience of it. I don’t want to come across as preachy, self-obsessed, needy, screechy, and so on, (as if!) and I am NOT a therapist, medical practitioner, psychoanalyst or expert in […]

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Sleep – That Old Bugbear!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Maxine Cook is a psychologist, complementary therapist and sleep disorder treatment specialist. She works with clients that have a long-standing problem with sleep that has become a chronic condition. People generally tend to grossly underestimate the importance of good sleep. I’ve had countless conversations with people who say to me, ‘Oh, I haven’t slept well […]

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My Relationship With My Weight

Reading Time: 5 minutes I was born feet first at midnight with a caul which was said to indicate a child of mystery and magic, A puny miserable lactose intolerant creature I spent the first year of my life in hospital, puking and unable to thrive. My mother had a wonderful statuesque figure and after selling her rings to […]

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Why Keith Richards Had it Right about Sport! 

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first sport I did was serving orange quarters to Amazonian Australian girls who were on the teams. As these things tend to go, the same girls didn’t just make one team; they stormed onto all of them. As a small, migrant child dispossessed of hand-eye co-ordination, I was forever doomed to be the last […]