Good News – Take Two!

Last month I wrote about good news not getting much airplay. The other issue which gets lost in media hype and political hyperbole is perspective. In 2017 there were 56 million deaths around the world. That number may have been slightly different in 2020 but would be...

“It’s Good News Week”

The media knows that bad news sells. Rolling coverage of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and, of course, more recently Covid 19 makes people more likely to buy newspapers (yes, they still exist) or consume news electronically or online and maybe even pay for some...

Stop Being A Doormat

Do you let your partner, family, friends and work colleagues walk all over you?  Are other people taking advantage of your kind giving nature?  Is it time you stopped bending over backwards to please others?  Tired of being a doormat? How Important Are You? Think...
Dealing with Other People’s Lack of Empathy

Dealing with Other People’s Lack of Empathy

Does other people’s lack of empathy upset or annoy you?  Is your manager, colleague, family member or friend coming across as uncaring or cold?  Are you feeling unsupported as a result of others’ lack of empathy? Empathy Empowers When we feel empathy, we feel how...

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Spring is the time of renewal. Last weekend there was actually warm spring weather. This prompted a venture into the garden and the pre-requisite trip to Bunnings, together with a not surprisingly large group of others. Reticulation parts and some assorted hardware...

Don’t Be A ‘Bush’ Step Parent

Don’t Be A ‘Bush’ Step Parent

After 15 years of step parenting I have heard it all. The good, the bad, the plain ridiculous. But nothing upsets me more than the completely ill-informed know-it-all. You all know the type – they tell you everything about everything all the time. I have coined the...

Digging Down Reveals Critical Data

Digging Down Reveals Critical Data

A well-researched piece by Dr Malcolm Kendrick, which I encourage all to read, was published this week. It examined the reasons why countries are seeing more cases of Covid19 but fewer deaths. Statistics can be bamboozling and are often used to confuse people. This is...

A Deeper Look At Short-Sightedness

A Deeper Look At Short-Sightedness

Short-sightedness, or near-sightedness, or myopia, is a condition in which there is a mismatch between the focussing power of the eye and the length of the eye. Light coming into the eye is focussed to a point on the retina by the cornea (the clear structure on the...

Living And Learning

Living And Learning

Usually medical interventions require testing before being released to the public. This is to demonstrate that the intervention/treatment works and that it does not cause unacceptable side effects. There have been many drugs over the years that have not made it to...

Top Nutrition For Your Immune System

Top Nutrition For Your Immune System

You’re washing your hands multiple times a day, have stopped touching your face and are social distancing.  What else can one do to further protect against viruses? It all boils down to one thing: The strength of your immune system! A vital part of living a healthy...

Cannabinoid Medicine And Pain

Cannabinoid Medicine And Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZ3z2AQZq4   People with chronic pain want their doctor to be open to the use of cannabinoid medicines. I am discussing this as medical advisor to Little Green Pharma.

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon

It is rare when you can say that you knew a person before they were famous. It is rarer that you can say the “public” person was the same person in private. One of absolute integrity with a razor-sharp mind, remarkable work ethic, but above all – a great guy. That...

Food And Emotion

Food And Emotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHqfBWiZuD4   What we eat influences how we feel. Keep it simple and eat "whole" foods.

Healthy Gardening

Healthy Gardening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbwahL_a_uE   Getting out into the garden is good for our physical and mental health.

Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuP3-_uB7WU   New research shows a reductions severity and frequency of migraine headaches in those who practiced regular yoga.