I'm not convinced yet we've found a single panacea that works. It's possible there exist single-point things that could work. I'm looking into parabiosis stuff, which I think is really interesting. This is where they did the young blood into older mice and they found that had a massive rejuvenating effect. And so that's ... that is one that ... again, it's one of these very odd things where people had done these studies in the 1950s and then it got dropped altogether. I think there are a lot of these things that have been strangely underexplored.
Most professionals have one or more significant mentors during their 20's and 30's. Mentors are usually people 8 to 15 years older than we are - teachers, bosses, or experienced co-workers who take us under their wings and teach us the tricks of the trade in our occupational specialties. They help us establish ourselves as members of our trades or professions. A mentor serves in a role similar to that of master in the old master-apprentice system.
Fortunately in spring 2004 the first Wild Flower Fortnight took place, led by the late Penny Prevel with expert advice on the more difficult plants by Dr. Roger Veall who had been visiting with his wife Psyche for over twenty years, making records of what they had found. With expert mentoring by Roger on his annual visits and with regular strolls around the island searching for plants with Drs. Richard and Marie Axton, who were much more knowledgeable than Susan, she began to learn about what she was seeing around her. Taking photographs helped her in identification and she enjoyed cataloguing them all and adding to the collection by degrees. It was Caroline Langford at the Gallery Stores and Post Office who suggested to her that a book on the wild flowers might fill a gap, particularly one with plenty of photographs of the plants. That led to her book the Wild Flowers of Sark being published in 2011.