Dishonest ‘reasoning’

We’ve all seen written material that gets our backs up, raises our hackles, makes us see red — or whatever we like to call it. We recognize the manipulation behind the words. Here is a short list of  devices typically used in propaganda and in articles designed to swing opinion. I get so mad at […]

We’re so Unhealthy: WHY? Part #2

Yesterday I covered briefly a number of reasons why Health might have escaped us — do please look back at that blog. Most of the reasons were to do with TIME and how that dictates to us, if we let it. I promised that today I’d cover WHAT RULES US and PROFIT. Before I add to yesterday’s blog […]

We’re so unhealthy! Why?

Not everybody is unhealthy — some are very pro-active about the state of their bodies — but too many of us have just let things ride. That permits our inaction plus the actions of others to determine a sad destiny. Why not take steps to determine our health? When we don’t act in the interests […]

“Alternative medicine” — attitudes

As of this year I’m about nine years down the track after a cancer diagnosis and I know that alternative therapies helped me through, with no medical interventions other than eventual surgery. After puzzling about the attitudes of most people (friends, family, public, health professionals) to “alternative medicine” I’ve concluded that their reasons for sidelining […]

FAILURE, THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Early in my professional training I realised that YOU LEARN MORE FROM FAILURE THAN FROM SUCCESS. And I only learned that by failing. What could I possibly mean? Isn’t Success the be-all-and-end-all? Not always. A failure in an examination or selection process is maybe showing you your limits: indicating the level at which you are […]