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.
Working overseas opens you up to change. You see new ways of doing things. You experience a new culture. You try a new language. For the time we are there, we call it home. That is, until we move to the next one. In this flexible lifestyle, what do we call home?
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
~ Nelson Mandela
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.