Dec20/Jan21 – Giving back and feeling good

2020 – a year we have learnt about the fragility of life. In the words of Albert Einstein, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” It’s for this reason I chose to write about managing a health crisis and learning from our own personality and thus the choices we make.

As ever, our Super Survivor inspires us as do all breast cancer patients. They are beautiful flowers that have such strength, and we need to be reminded that we too can draw on our roots. “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – D. H. Lawrence.

Heart health is critical as is exercise and improving our general health. “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” – Blaise Pascal.

Let’s end the year celebrating the new skills we have learnt and always have a generous spirit, looking at how we can give to one another a gift of time and knowledge. Practice social distancing and mask-wearing. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” —Charlotte Eriksson.

Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn

Cover photo by Studio Images Photography

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