Philippa Thomas Online

Occasional thoughts about life, books and news.

High fives

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Quick thought.  I just read Jill Ruddock‘s “high-five” rules for good health (via an Evening Standard piece on health reform). Her book, “The Second Half of Your Life”, is aimed at women, but the memo works all round.

– Keep in touch with family and friends.

– Think of others.

– Cultivate a passion.

– Exercise

– Eat well

It reminds me of  Anthony Clare’s Seven Steps to Happiness.

Who cares if cliches are cliches, if they keep you going stronger for longer?

Author: philippathomas

I've been a BBC newswoman for 28 years: reporting from around the world. Currently to be seen anchoring BBC World News TV. Main interests - politics, diplomacy, tech, media, arts and all things American. I began this personal blog as a 2011 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard. You can also find me talking daily news on Twitter at @PhilippaBBC, and sharing anything from travel photos to my year in books on Instagram at @philippanews. Thanks for reading!

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