Welcome to the November / December Newsletter
Dear Bridge to Health Friends,
Welcome to the November/December edition – our last of 2018.
As we approach December, and the Christmas frenzy goes up a gear, I think of my children and their friends who are putting my generation to shame with their revolution against our throw-away culture. It seems that plastic, disposable gizmos and wasteful packaging will soon be a thing of the past. I applaud this positive change!
The movement against wasteful Christmas spending is gathering momentum – fuelled recently by MoneySavingExpert, Martin Lewis, and his highly critical view of the excessive gift culture that we are perhaps all guilty of being part of. In addition, in a broader context, both the UK government and main supermarket chains have also recently launched initiatives to minimise plastic waste and pollution which is another promising step forward. For further inspiration one might turn to the Danes – one of the world’s people with the highest happiness index - and their concept of Hygge; frugal cosiness centred on simple, unwasteful pleasures and on human relationships. A potentially good New Year’s Resolution for us all?
But where does this leave Bridge to Health and its outlook on the festive season? We are inevitably biased towards the interpersonal dimension as our entire professional life is centred on the needs of our patients. We also know that whenever we ask a patient or friend to recall a particularly happy memory, it will almost invariably be connected to a person or group of people and wellbeing. So a meaningful and potentially enduring Christmas gift might be to offer a loved one an experience of health and healing?
With this in mind, we have designed a Health Gift Voucher that enables you to treat a loved one to a treatment of their choice at Bridge to Health…
All that is required is a call to us to confirm the amount being offered, and the voucher can then be posted to you (or scanned and emailed to save the postie’s back!).
Finally, before you read on and enjoy our respective thoughts and views on health for the festive season, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your association with Bridge to Health. I wish you and yours serenity and fulfilment in the new year ahead.
Yours in health,
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