Thursday, 15 March 2012


“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” – Hippocrates
I have not been feeling well the past couple of days and as a consequence have taken a few days off work. I have been to the doctor, have had some tests and have received the usual ministrations. However, in most cases, it is enough to take it easy, rest and relax, eat well and let nature work its miraculous cure: Vis medicatrix naturae.
The weather has been quite changeable with much rain and intervening fine periods, wind and the occasional thunderstorm. Autumn is making its presence felt, underlined by the falling brown leaves of the plane trees in the street outside and the compensating budding chrysanthemums. Overall, a good few days to stay indoors and recover…
Aptly the phrase of the day today:
vis medicatrix naturae |ˈvis ˌmediˈkātriks nəˈto͝orē| noun
The body's natural ability to heal itself.
ORIGIN: Latin, ‘the healing power of nature.’

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