Category Archives: healthy

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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“If you want to be awe inspired..” (Christopher Hitchens)

Thoughts to think about on a winters day. Begin with wonder Transcript of Hitchens “If you want to be awe inspired, ladies and gentlemen; let me say, let me just tell you that those of us who do not believe … 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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‘Magical and antiquarian’: William Arnold’s plant portraits | Art and design | The Guardian

A little beauty to begin our days. via ‘Magical and antiquarian’: William Arnold’s plant portraits | Art and design | The Guardian

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12 Questions to help you feel more grateful (Mentemia)

The Mentemia app has been a great help over the last two months. I recommend it to you. This is an exercise I was encouraged to complete last Tuesday. 1) What about today has improved on yesterday? Or the week … Continue reading

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Table Topics Contest: Are Farmers Responsible for their Mess.

On Sunday I took part in a Toastmaster’s speaking contest. I did not place. That’s no drama. But… The Table Topic question shocked me.  Are Farmers Responsible for their Mess? I decided to leave the contest and take a walk … 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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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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A Study of 1,000 Couples Determined How to Keep Your Sex Life Going Strong

I was 60 last birthday and Helena and I have been together 25 years; raising two children together. I’m agreeing with this study; overtime, more hugs and less sex. That’s a real life. via A Study of 1,000 Couples Determined … Continue reading

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You can’t fight feelings with facts: start with a chat

Ask me about evolution. The biologist wore a sandwich board, “Ask me about evolution”,  to the Minnesota State Fair, and chatted to people. (Remember this will return. Times of challenge don’t last.) Here’s what happened. The most difficult thing was … Continue reading

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