Melinda Collins

Editor’s Perspective: 7 November 2019

“Health is a crown that the healthy wear but only the sick can see it.” – Imam Shafi’ee     You hear about broken hearts all the time. What you don’t hear so much of are stories of broken pancreases. The pancreas plays a pretty important role in the body, producing insulin which keeps blood […]

Editor’s Perspective: 24 October 2019

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson     It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine and, although the sentiment behind this age-old adage is by its very nature rather sweet, the science on laughter actually stacks up. Not only does laughter decrease […]

Editor’s Perspective: 10 October 2019

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel       Elite horse racing and fashion have long gone hand-in-hand and, while Cup Day is evidently an opportunity to honour a more traditional aesthetic, it equally represents the opportunity to add some colour and creativity to your hats, shoes and dresses. […]

Editor’s Perspective: 26 September 2019

“I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed, embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and, above all, become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” – Roald Dahl     […]

Editor’s Perspective: 12 September 2019

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings. Always believe in yourself.” – Anonymous     I’m a fixer upperer. I’m not sure where this desire for improving things stems from, but I seem to get a […]

Editor’s Perspective: 29 August 2019

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Jennifer Dukes Lee     Dear Friday night emailer, I usually start my email responses with ‘thank you for your email’. Unfortunately, in this case, I cannot do that. I’m unsure if I’m more shocked or saddened by what you chose to email me; […]

Editor’s Perspective: August 15 2019

“If I asked you to name all of the things you love, how long would it take you to name yourself?” – Anonymous     At a recent team building breakfast, we had to open envelopes and discuss the questions inside as a clever way to invoke conversation between those present. However, it seems nobody […]

Editor’s Perspective: 01 August 2019

“Always remember that life is precious, you are precious and treat yourself accordingly.” – Dr Libby Weaver     We live in a world of self-help books, of Google diagnoses and of armchair psychology. We’re constantly trying to be the best versions of ourselves and the highest bar often isn’t the expectations others set for […]

Editor’s Perspective: 18 July 2019

“In most cases, suicide is a solitary event and yet it has often far-reaching repercussions for many others. It is rather like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples spread and spread.” – Alison Wertheimer     There’s a poignant saying that ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ and, while it was likely […]

Editor’s Perspective: 4 July 2019

“Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” – Anonymous     It is with heavy hearts that we heard of the death of Stephen Collins last weekend. One of the most passionate advocates for […]