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Why rest and recovery is essential during difficult times | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News

Not my writing but this  is a useful essay.   Between the coronavirus pandemic, a mass economic downturn, and a global protest movement fueled by systematic bias and racism, it’s an understatement to say we’re “going through a lot.” And … Continue reading

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5-Ways to be Optimistic about the future (at any age ) Mentemia

From Mentemia this morning. I really need this today. 1) Practice Gratitude every day.2) Write a new to-do-list: Fun things to do over the next six months to year.3) Know you have the power to change. Focus on small steps … Continue reading

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Just a reminder – we’re in the ‘We Overreacted!’ phase on lockdown : newzealand

I remember the day we  went into lockdown. I was terrified. We had seen what happened in China, Italy, the United Kingdom and I understand exponential growth. I continued to listen to the daily infection reports and up they went. … Continue reading

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Create Forever with Josué Rivas

I am thoughtful with this. Another storyteller. A voice to contemplate. I will create forever. Josué has made it his mission to scratch beneath the glossy surface of society, using photography to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes that prevail in … Continue reading

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Evolution is not only about competition: the cellular origins of a very big idea | Aeon Videos

I’m feeling overwhelmed and down. We are in the last week of our four week lockdown, waiting for the decision to come out and I’m scared. If we come out too early, disaster will follow but hubris is rampant and … Continue reading

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Day 17 into New Zealand’s COVID-19 Lockdown

Here in New Zealand we went into lockdown quickly. That was a shock. Monday I drove the car to work instead of my bike thinking to bring a fan I used through the summer heat back home for winter. But … Continue reading

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Silver linings: how to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis | Life and style | The Guardian

I think this is an important message. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui via Silver linings: how to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis | Life and style | The Guardian

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How to decarbonize? Look to Sweden: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Vol 72, No 2

If it has been done, it can be done. “Sweden has managed to successfully decarbonize, cutting its per capita emissions by a factor of 3 since the 1970s, while doubling its per capita income and providing a wide range of … Continue reading

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Beyond Science and Technology: Creating Planetary Health Needs Not Just ‘Head Stuff’, but Social Engagement and ‘Heart, Gut and Spirit’ Stuff

I am often frustrated because environmental authors, journalists and media speak problems not solutions. This paper’s author avoids that trap, he introduces the problems; that’s the “Head Stuff”and then solutions: that’s the “Heart, gut and spirit stuff’. I’m not interested … Continue reading

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