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.
Category archive: Learning
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.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
~ Dalai Lama
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
~ Albert Einstein
Resilience is talked about in terms of people getting through challenges and tough times. It has become a popular term used in development programs. Do people organically develop resilience through experience and their handling of it? Or, is it something you can learn? I attended The Resilience Summit to find out.