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?
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
We all know that too much of a good thing is bad for you. But is it true for resilience. Well, the answer is yes. It seems that any strength overplayed eventually becomes a derailer. What are your overplayed strengths and how have they started to work against you? If you want more, please read … Continue reading The Dark Side of Resilience
Has the world gone mad? Are you afraid of what might happen? Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?