“Don’t Care” Is Dangerous – 7 Supportive Suggestions

Giving up is not an option

Three weeks’ ago a thought rocked me as I lay on a trolley in the ‘Majors’ Department of Accident & Emergency where I’d been since 6am that morning. Incapable of lifting my own head and in searing cranial and neck pain, a young doctor desperately tried extracting blood from my elbow and inserting a canula into the back of my left hand for immediate IV pain relief. Both failed several times. In a panic of apology and my falling blood pressure – the […] Read more »

Is Gratitude Your Attitude?

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This morning I caught myself engaging in a little ‘mental moaning’. I was in the shower but not my warm, welcoming womb-like cubicle where I seem to do my best thinking but rather the over-the-bath version with plastic shower curtain.  Why?  The cubicle’s sprung a leak – again – and there’s a notice in there saying ‘under repair’. Husband in ‘inaction’ and I realise this could be a protracted affair.  It was last time. Under the best that the water […] Read more »

Extremes Of Pleasure And Pain In Just One Week

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Wow, what a week it’s been!  Our collaborative book, The Expert Success Solution launched on Tuesday and debuted as the #1 Amazon best seller in Canada and Amazon #2 in America.   It was a dream-like scenario as we watched  Steven Covey, Tim Ferriss and Napoleon Hill move aside to let us through, with Just Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ remaining in the #1 spot for now.   Being the only contributor from the UK, I was up all night as we watched […] Read more »

Angels In White Coats

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Changes to the NHS are very topical at the moment and, sure, there’s much that needs to change.  If you were to be with me at 11.20am on Wednesday this week, you’d be in theatre watching the hands of an angel (and I’ve told her she has them, many times!), expertly guiding a needle between my vertebrae without touching my spinal cord, conducting a therapeutic lumbar puncture by draining off some cerebral spinal fluid.  I’ve been through this procedure so […] Read more »