Category archive: Learning

The three Rs of healthy aging …

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Photo credit: Helena Lopes via pexels.com

Nobody seems to want to get old … yet it is inevitable. Time slips by …  like sand through the hourglass. Human life expectancy is increasing, so we better get used to getting older for longer and to maintaining our health. A Harvard study gives some useful insights.

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Life as a series of endings and beginnings

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Photo by ZHU GUOYONG on Unsplash.com

The snow in Hirafu is melting. Green is peeping through the spongey, sodden earth. There are signs of bamboo shoots, dripping roofs and new birds in the trees. It is spring and these are the signs of another ski season ending. Not all endings are so obvious.

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12 mental resources that make us resilient

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Photo by Andrei Dumitrescu on Unsplash.com

At school it was suggested to me that there were three basic needs: food, clothing and shelter. Now, people express them differently.  Rick Hanson (psychologist, author), says the three basic human needs are safety, satisfaction and connection.  Hanson links these and suggests it is our mental resources that aid in our survival. 

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