A real eye-opener

Something of a diversion, this week – but a helpful one, we hope. It turns out that ancient wisdom can sometimes be surprisingly up to date. That old Roman saw, mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body – is getting a vindication from modern science that points to a linkage that works in both directions. Shakespeare, too, was on the money when, in Macbeth, he wrote of

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,

The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,

Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,

Chief nourisher in life’s feast..

A real eye-opener