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Looking for stories from the arena of life …

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Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash.com

 

Jonathan Gottschal suggests that “story is the grease and glue of society” (in The Storytelling Animal). He says stories unite people – pulling them together to connect through common values and ideas. What’s your part in that?

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How to deal with loneliness at work

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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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The place we call home

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Photo credit: https://www.qualityneedlecraft.co.uk

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?

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Will you try the gratitude challenge?

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Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash.com

Are you up for a challenge? It requires only a small time commitment, but it does need mental effort. The benefits may include better relationships, improved health, motivation to achieve goals and greater life satisfaction. You can do this yourself, or better yet – take it into your workplace.

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Secrets to longevity

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Photo credit – Lotte Meijer via unsplash.com

Research shows that longevity is correlated 10% with genetic factors and 90% with lifestyle ones. What is that you have to do to live a longer life? 

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