“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 »

Time For An Integrity Audit, Perhaps?

You are enough

How do you feel about the dawning of a new year? As the old year ticked into the new and with ‘port and lemon’ in hand, I felt mixed emotions, not the euphoric response enjoyed by many, and yet all on a baseline of happiness. As the momentous minute arrived, perhaps you were: (a) renewing your body through sleep; (b) recharging your glass ; or (c) maybe vigorous and prolonged (b) had induced (a)? No matter, if you’re reading this […] Read more »

Margaret Made A Difference

Margaret Thatcher

Grocer’s daughter, mother of twins, research chemist, lawyer, politician.  Any one of those might be enough to fill a lifetime.  So what ‘ingredient X’ fired the drive and achievements of this lady?  You see, love her or hate her, the fact is she changed the world – yes, world – during her sojourn here on earth. Of all the coverage I heard yesterday, one sentence registered in my mind in big red capitals, something Mrs Thatcher said in an interview: […] Read more »