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Goodness, mid September already, it must be time for our usual pre Winter post about the forthcoming “Colds and Flu” season. And, with the mainstream media already busy talking about the “next pandemic” and how steps are already being taken to avoid it, this year we’re going to focus on applying a little commonsense to the issue. 
Let’s start with the very obvious. Well, to us, if not to everyone else (!). 
And, if you’re wondering why we’ve put it in emboldened block capitals, it’s to get your attention to this very simple fact – and one the mainstream media continues to completely ignore. 
A couple of days earlier than usual – just to confuse everyone (!) – a quick post to say that we’re going to take a short break from our weekly blog posts, back as usual on Wednesday 20th September. 
However, with over 450 posts on our blog page, there’s still plenty to choose from in the meantime! 
We’ve talked before about how focussing on what you don’t want – or desire (!) – isn’t the same as focussing on what you do. And, yes, we know this goes completely against prevailing logic. 
While they may look like two sides of the same coin, they’re VERY DIFFERENT, for one simple reason. One which seems to evade most people. Focussing on what you DON’T WANT is still putting all the energy and emphasis on the unwanted outcome. It’s NOT putting it into the one you’d like. 
You may have heard about Collagen before, although most likely in connection with skin creams for “more mature skin” that promise a radiant, wrinkle free complexion. And, if that sounds far too good to be true, then you’d be right as you’ll find out a bit later. 
However, Collagen is much more important than simply helping provide an age defying complexion (!). It’s a vital component of the body itself and plays an important part in good health. 
We love dispelling those “truths” – probably better described as “myths” – which so many people seem to automatically accept as true, without having first given them any conscious thought. Well, if we’re completely honest, any thought at all. 
They then use their supposed failure to live up to this particular “truth” – whatever it may be – as a reason to beat themselves up. Or, more accurately, the Little Monster in their Heads uses it as a reason to beat them up. Cue a very rapid and negative downward spiral... 
So, what’s the “truth” we’re going to put under the spotlight this week? 
Traditionally thought of as an older person’s problem – and the butt of many less than sympathetic jokes / jibes (!) – poor memory seems to be affecting more and more people. And at a younger age too. 
As always, there are many theories about this, not to mention well hyped solutions, although none seem to deliver the promised for results. And, “yes” we have our own theories too (!). 
Clients often ask us why they don’t seem to be getting the results they desire, particularly where they’ve been putting a lot of time and energy into personal development and it doesn’t seem to be bearing fruit. While it’s very simple in theory – just keep your focus on the direction you wish to go and what you desire – as so often is the case, there are many different variables to take into account. 
Not surprisingly, the use of hand sanitisers and specialised cleaning products has rocketed in recent years, fuelled by the ongoing madness and a relentless public health campaign. The rationale behind them both is very simple. By killing germs on people’s hands – as well as other surfaces they’d been in contact with – the spread of disease would be slowed down and madness brought to an end. 
While this all sounds completely reasonable – and the sensible thing to do – as so often is the case, it isn’t quite that simple. 
We were struck the other day by how much guilt there seems to be in our lives these days. While it’s always been there to a greater or lesser extent, levels seem to have ratcheted up significantly in the last few years, for entirely understandable – albeit often far from logical – reasons. And it would probably be best if we avoided that particular rabbit hole for the time being… 
Perhaps you’ve felt it, but never had the time – or inclination (!) – to think any more about it. Or, simply accepted the vague feeling of discontentment or apprehension as just “the way things are” and got on with your life. 
So, what on earth is going on and why has guilt become so prevalent these days? 
To us, it’s very simple AND very obvious. Eating a healthy diet AND drinking plenty of water are one of the cornerstones of good health. After all, if we don’t put the correct “fuel” in our tanks, how on earth can we expect our bodies to function in the way we would like? Or, put another way, “rubbish in, rubbish out.” 
Despite this, many people seem to find deciding what to eat completely confusing and overwhelming. Let alone what may – or may not be (!) – a good choice. 
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