Category archive: Learning

How to deal with loneliness at work

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Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash.com

Loneliness is a condition that can affect us socially and professionally. Its impact can be significant. It is suggested that loneliness can reduce your lifespan in a similar way to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or greater than that associated with obesity. So what can we do about it?

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Why self-compassion is important

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Photo credit: Aditya Saxena via unsplash.com

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?

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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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