I’d like to highlight the work of a remarkable woman doing remarkable work. Dr Lucy Mathen founded the charity SECOND SIGHT which has been helping restore sight to blind people for the last 18 years in Bihar, India. The charity has already cured 380,000 people with preventable blindness, but they are daring to reach higher

The sight charity SECOND SIGHT has won two prestigious awards for its work  – from the British Medical Journal (2012) and, most recently, from the Association of Optometrists who named them Charity of the Year …

 As a single person Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a drag; going to a restaurant plastered in big red hearts, when you are having dinner alone, can be more than a little uncomfortable. I had this experience just yesterday hence the urge to write about it.

Having a lover is great, but what is undoubtedly better, is being able to love yourself. This might sound a bit clichéd, but it is the holy grail of happiness. Whether you have a partner or not, the work of loving yourself …

For all you lovers of massage out there, looking to legitimise what is oft perceived as a mere indulgence, I’ve unearthed some scientific evidence as to the true benefits of this fabulous therapy.

Massage therapy can help the body in many ways. I’m all for holistic integration of mind, body and spirit but, unsubstantiated claims about improving circulation, muscle tone and general health are simply supposition. I just lie there thinking, heck! This just feels sooooo good, it must be doing me good. I dug around a little for something