Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said that he is firmly against "purely cosmetic work" being paid for by the NHS, when his department is being asked to slash £20 billion from its budget. This has been seen as a popular move by many - an easy win for the Government - but is frankly an overly simplistic position, which achieves little more that political points scoring and misses many critical points.
I have recently become aware of a brave 13 year old, young man called Joe Ellis. He has a form of cancer called primary mediastinum large B cell lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2013. Joe's family along with doctors have been looking at the best options for treatment and have found a new drug from the US called 'Brintuximab'.
I hope there never comes a time when my daughter suffers from self doubt due to her appearance or feels the need to surgically 'enhance' her incredibly perfect self. There is much more pressure in the world she's growing up in than I had to deal with, and I will do what I can to equip her to have confidence in herself, as she is
I think too often in society and in business, we value the opinion of others far too much, when really, we should be listening to ourselves. Often, we know if things in our lives are really worth pursuing or not. It's that difference between thinking you might just chance it and see what happens, and really believing that you can change something, add value or make a difference.