Archive for July 2010

July Blog 2010

There is never a perfect time to be young – luckily, children are enormously adaptable.  But while it is undoubtedly a much richer society today than the austere post-war world that I was born into, it is also a much more complex and in some ways, more demanding one. For years, it was no time…

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Take the 100th birthday test

Last year, I was privileged to travel to Stockholm to attend a relative’s hundredth birthday. It can happen, but just imagine when you are near the end of your life, and perhaps you are lucky enough to be thrown a party, what would you like the speeches to say about you? That you worked really…

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July Blog 2010

I learnt a new word today. Thinking and talking with friends and patients recently about having a vision for their life I remembered the metonymy, oft quoted from President Bush senior: “Oh, the vision thing.” As I tried to remember more, I turned to Wikipedia, where I was reminded that: It was purportedly the former…

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The science of healthy living?

The other day, my eye was caught by a banner headline on the American news magazine, Newsweek, that announced articles on “The Science of Healthy Living”. Well if you have been following any of these online coaching sessions, you will know I could not resist this and so I duly purchased my copy. Sadly, it…

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