We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.
~ Dorothy Day
Category archive: Learning
Self-compassion is a way of relating to yourself. It entails treating yourself with kindness and compassion. As adults, we don’t always find this easy. In times when violence and conflict is the focus of media attention, self compassion is being talked about more. Why?
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.
The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.
~ Wendy Wunder
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.
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.