It’s a Saturday afternoon. I am with my daughter browsing the shops in a large shopping centre. We’ve had lunch and as we leave the food court I spot the toilets. I gesture towards the sign. “Do you need to go?” To my surprise I get a piercing “Really!!!” expression back from her. And then … Continue reading Letting Go of your Children
How long will it be before employers become liable for the stress and depression caused, not to their employees, but to members of their employee’s family? When will employers be sued for causing the divorce or relationship breakdown of their employees? Legally, an employer has a duty of care to their employees. That means they … Continue reading Family Well-Being – An Employer’s Responsibility
We all have dreams, hopes, aspirations but, I do wonder, how many of us actually get to live out those wonderful life stories of success and fulfilment. Most people plod through life, living out a mundane, uninspiring existence. We work; we relax, we sleep; we work, we relax, we sleep……. Life has a routine; life … Continue reading Living the Dream – Really?
In terms of my sleeping requirements, I’m an eight hours a night sort of person. I have been for as long as I can remember. It seems to suit me. I go to sleep about half-ten and get up the following morning at about half-six. Most nights I sleep very well. I go off to … Continue reading Sleep Less; Live More
Delving into genetic ancestry it is thought that all Europeans are descendants of Charlemagne – a king from the eighth century who had numerous children, mostly illegitimate ones from his concubines. It seems we’re not so dissimilar after all - we all carry sequences of DNA that match each other even though we may be … Continue reading Migration – A Genetic Benefit
Most of the time we just take it for granted. We don’t even think about it. We usually have other, more pressing matters on our mind. And most of the time we can get away with it. It’s not an issue. We can get on with our lives. And then it strikes. We can suddenly … Continue reading Fated for Illness
If you don’t have an audience or following are you a writer? If nobody can see you, do you exist? Schrodinger’s Blogger no less. I regularly post my blogs with no great reception, no swathe of expectant fans, no sense of reaching out to others. I am an Unknown Blogger. It would be great to … Continue reading The Unknown Blogger
Of all the factors that account for the existence of humankind the most significant is that of luck. We have been fortunate to have chosen the genetic pathways to get us where we are today. They have ensured our survival and our undeniable success as a species. There is a saying, “you make your own … Continue reading The Mathematics of Genetic Success
We believe in the sanctity of life. It’s something special, something precious. It is generally recognised that life has a value and should be nurtured and supported. And yet, although we give it value, that value comes with rules, conditions and caveats. There is no free rein. Life does not have value per se. This … Continue reading Life – Can you put a value on it?
My suspicions are aroused! Whenever I see a young mother smoking, I am naturally suspicious. Medical advice is categorical in saying that pregnant women should not smoke (I would also argue that they should not smoke in that pre-conception period either) as it risks harm to the unborn baby. Smoking increases the risk of stillbirth, … Continue reading The Smoking Mum