Growing up with parents with few assets, a low income and little education raises adults’ risk for developing viral infections such as colds, and even correlates with a shorter lifespan, research shows. But does it matter if this was a loving, supportive childhood home where kids felt cared for and a sense of family unity?
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I recently read an interesting account from someone describing what it’s like to have bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depressive disorder. It is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and the ability to think clearly. The resultant lack of insight compounds both its effects and the ability for the sufferer to get well.
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As a business person, you often spend more waking hours thinking about your business than anyone else. If something goes wrong, you immediately think that it’s on your shoulders, this can be dangerous thinking.
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American essayist, poet, and popular philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) was reported to have said – said, “there is nothing capricious in nature”. You wouldn’t have the thoughts if you couldn’t achieve them.
Simply put, the loss of desire leads to the loss of action – “play it safe” doesn’t work. We all know that really. Remember, you can’t discover new islands without leaving the shore of yours. Only people who don’t do anything, don’t make mistakes – and was it a mistake to do nothing?
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We recently we took a month’s holiday in the UK and discovered what we’d long suspected, were true. First that the workforce is remaining “at work” longer and that those “returning to work” after retirement, are increasing.
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