First world problems: I've got a few of these. I tend to brush them off or feel ashamed when I talk about them. But that doesn't mean that they don't cause me a great deal of discomfort and pain.First world problems are deeply important because in a few decades from now millions more people will … Continue reading First world problems: Bigger than you think…
I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector
I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters. It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health. According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life