The danger of loneliness …

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Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash.com

“Feeling lonely can pose a bigger risk for premature death than smoking or obesity”
(Holt-Lunstad, 2010).

Loneliness can be associated with poorer cardiovascular health and, in old age, a faster rate of cognitive decline and dementia. Loneliness has become a health issue.

The two age groups most affected by this may surprise you.

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Are you OK?

RUOK

It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore. 

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Return of a wayward blogger …

April in North East Victoria Photo credit - author's own

April in North East Victoria. Photo credit – author’s own

Hey there patient readers (I guess the other kind have given up)!

I’m making a return after another lifestyle change. This one – a tree change – to North East Victoria to a town of 941 people (now 943).

“Why?” you ask.

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Thoughts about strength …

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Photo by Alexander Aarao-Ward on Unsplash.com

True strength is not the ability to overpower another person but the ability to be comfortable in yourself in all uncomfortable situations in life.
~ Sri Avinash

Looking for stories from the arena of life …

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Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash.com

 

Jonathan Gottschal suggests that “story is the grease and glue of society” (in The Storytelling Animal). He says stories unite people – pulling them together to connect through common values and ideas. What’s your part in that?

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