Category Archives: Mental Health

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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‘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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Values; actions; facts. Web hui: How to talk about COVID19 – Dr Jess Berentson Shaw

Many years ago I realized that the most important problem in my area of science is communication of the science. It seemed to me that environmental scientists were making a mistake speaking about problems so much. It is much more … 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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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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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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(52) Hélène Grimaud – Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23: II. Adagio (Official Video) – YouTube

This is one of my favorite pieces of music played by one of my favorite musicians. Just a touch too short for a ten minute meditation. Enjoy Ahakoa he iti he pounamu Although it is small, it is greenstone via … Continue reading

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