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Posts from January 2024

It’s easy to assume that whatever happens in our lives is only about us. That we’re centre stage and life revolves around us. 
And there are no prizes for guessing who’s busy telling us this, the Little Monster in our Heads. Talk about taking us out of the flow of life. Setting us up for a constant stream of disappointment, confrontation and more… 
The end result is that everything becomes personal, aimed at us specifically. And that’s regardless of how it happens. Whether intentionally or unintentionally. 
Since talking about Tonsils a couple of weeks ago and whether we really do need them – click here if you missed it – several Clients have asked the same follow up question. What on earth is the Appendix for? 
So, not being ones to miss a hint (!), we’re re posting an updated blog post we did a few years ago about the Appendix. Not only does it provide several intriguing answers to that particular question, but also dispels some very popular misconceptions / old wives’ tales in the process (!), many of which we’re sure you’ve heard before… 
Ready? Then here we go. 
We’ve talked before about how distracted people seem to be these days. Whether by their phone – with more apps appearing every day – anti social media (!) or the preoccupation with being “busy, busy, busy.” 
Not surprisingly – well, to us at least – concentration levels have plummeted in recent years as people find it increasingly difficult to maintain a single focus. Let alone spend time on their own without any external distractions. 
If you don’t think this applies to you, just try sitting on your own in room without any form of distraction / entertainment and see how long you last before, metaphorically, starting to climb the walls. It’s been estimated that, for many people, it’s as little as five minutes. And, despite rumours to the contrary, this applies to people of all ages… 
Mention the word “fashion” and everyone tends to think of clothing – this season’s “must have’s” (!) – but it seems that every part of our lives these days is subject to the latest fashion. 
And it doesn’t stop there. 
What’s “in” and what’s “out” can also be seen in the world of health, with treatments and protocols regularly going “in” and “out” of fashion. Sometimes it happens quietly over many years without anyone outside the medical profession really noticing. Other times it seems to happen in a flash, often hailed as the latest medical breakthrough or badged as “we now know better.” However it happens, there are always changes and it’s one of these we’d like to talk about today. 
First things first, a very happy – and healthy – 2024, may it be a great year for you! 
As regular readers of this blog will know, we’re not great fans of the usual approach to New Year’s resolutions. It’s the reason we refer to them as the dreaded New Year’s resolutions (!). 
To us, peer pressure – “I’ve decided to lose 3 stone / run the London Marathon / double my salary / fill in the blank(s) / what about you?” – plus industrial quantities of food and alcohol isn’t a good recipe for a successful outcome. Little wonder that few New Year’s resolutions make it past the first week in January, let alone have a successful or happy ending… 
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