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Salt in the Blood By Patrick Dixon

Salt in the Blood by Patrick Dixon

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Salt in the Blood: Two philosophers go to sea by Patrick Dixon

Everything creaks and bends in heavy seas - what will not bend will simply snap. So many times I wondered how much load we could carry in a powerful storm without breaking apart. If we flooded any faster I would drown in seconds. Patrick Dixon spent years working as a doctor at University College Hospital, while his wife Sheila was a magistrate - high-pressure careers that demanded long hours away from their home, family and passion for sailing. It is a frustrating story many occasional sailors can relate to, but unlike most, Patrick and Sheila realised early enough that they could only bend so far before something snapped, they could only take on so much before they drowned. This is their story of how they made changes (some more challenging than others) that they knows other sailors could make too, regardless of where they are at the moment - how they changed their priorities but managed to sustain a new career that fitted in around life rather than the other way round. It is also the story of their personal journey, both physically (across the Atlantic and to little-visited corners of the Mediterranean) and metaphorically - how a doctor who treated cancer patients coped with a partner facing the same battle. Neither of them wanted to let that flood things either. Through their personal story, with plenty of mishaps that led to insights (both about sailing and life in general), and encounters that turned into opportunities, Patrick and Sheila explore the importance of prioritising the right things in life, and the simple benefits of travel. The book is packed with inspiring but practical advice for all those who have salt in the blood.

About Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon was a doctor at University College Hospital, London, for many years where his work with HIV+ patients in the 1980s led him to found the AIDS charity ACET. An early promoter of computerised solutions within healthcare, he went on to become a business analyst. His futurist insights into trends, innovation and leadership led him to being named one of the 20 most influential business thinkers by The Times. With 15 books published, he is much in demand by international clients (including Google) as a consultant and public speaker. His wife Sheila is a magistrate.

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Salt in the Blood: Two philosophers go to sea by Patrick Dixon
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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