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Hope and love
May 24th, 2023

To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, despite your fears. This is a deep and selfless form of love and compassion. This type of love involves going above and beyond for someone, even when it may be difficult or seem unreasonable. It also involves caring for someone deeply and being willing to support them, even when there may be challenges or obstacles. This type of love is difficult, but it can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. It requires effort and commitment, but it can also bring joy, happiness, and a sense of purpose to life. It... Continue Reading

May 24th, 2023
Vision boards can empower or disempower you
April 22nd, 2023

Vision boards can be a powerful tool for setting and achieving goals, as they allow individuals to organize visually their aspirations and focus their intentions. However, if not used correctly, vision boards can also disempower individuals by creating unrealistic expectations and causing feelings of inadequacy if they do not meet goals. It’s important to keep in mind that vision boards are a tool to aid in goal-setting and should be used with a plan of action, self-reflection, and a healthy dose of realism. Effective vision boards are teamed with plans of action work so they work together. Vision... Continue Reading

April 22nd, 2023
Canada doesn’t have a national workforce strategy for the care economy,that could be a problem.
April 19th, 2023

Society could consider it a problem because a national workforce strategy for the care economy would provide a framework for addressing issues related to the workforce in this sector, such as recruitment and retention, training and professional development, and fair compensation. Without a national strategy, addressing these issues may be left to individual provinces and territories, resulting in inconsistent approaches and potential disparities in the quality and availability of care across the country. The main workers in this economy are women and since the pandemic, women in the care economy... Continue Reading

April 19th, 2023
Life Span may also have increased
April 17th, 2023

Lifespan refers to the maximum number of years that a species can live. It is a biological measure that is determined by the genetic makeup of the species. While life expectancy and lifespan are related, they are not the same thing. It is possible for a population to have a relatively high life expectancy, but for the maximum lifespan of the species to be much lower. It is also possible for a population to have a relatively low life expectancy, but for the maximum lifespan of the species to be much higher. It is important to note that while we can have a good idea of life expectancy, lifespan is... Continue Reading

April 17th, 2023
Life expectancy is improving
April 16th, 2023

 Life expectancy has mushroomed around the globe in recent decades, primarily because of advances in medicine, public health, and living conditions. Factors such as improved access to clean water, vaccination programs, and better nutrition have all contributed to this trend. Medical advancements in areas such as cancer treatment and heart disease have also played a significant role. However, it should also be noted that life expectancy can vary between countries and regions and that access to healthcare and other resources can have a major impact on life expectancy. For example, in September 2018,... Continue Reading

April 16th, 2023
Can listening to chirps and trills of birds decrease anxiety and paranoia?
April 15th, 2023

Listening to the chirps and trills of birds can decrease anxiety and paranoia, according to a new study out of Germany. The study, published on October 13, 2022, tested the effects of traffic noise and birdsong on 295 randomly selected participants, who listened to a few minutes of typical city traffic noise and bird choruses at low and high frequencies. Participants performed cognitive tests and filled out questionnaires assessing mental health before and after the experiment. This is one of several other studies with some evidence to suggest that listening to the sounds of nature, including... Continue Reading

April 15th, 2023
What is the concept of reinvented capitalism?
April 13th, 2023

What goes around, comes around is the old saying. I have been hearing and reading about reinvented capitalism as if it were a new idea. Reinvented capitalism is not a new concept. We have discussed the idea of incorporating social and environmental responsibility into capitalism for decades. In the 1970s, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged, which calls for companies to consider the impact of their actions on society and the environment. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the idea of “reinventing” capitalism, with increasing calls for businesses to... Continue Reading

April 13th, 2023
Beauty standards
April 10th, 2023

 “She ain’t pretty. She just looks that way,” are the song lyrics from an old song from 1990 written and performed by the Northern Pikes, which I heard on the radio the other day.  The song suggests that the girl the writer falls in love with is beautiful on the outside, but she is not a beautiful person on the inside. Beauty is subjective and based on perception rather than an inherent quality of a person. Some people may find a certain individual to be attractive, while others may not, and this can depend on a variety of factors, such as cultural and personal preferences. Beauty standards... Continue Reading

April 10th, 2023
Fear and supersition
March 25th, 2023

 Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.– Bertrand Russell Fear can certainly be a powerful emotion that can drive people to act in irrational or superstitious ways. It can also lead people to engage in cruel behaviour, whether to protect themselves or as a way of lashing out at others. However, fear is not the only source of superstition or cruelty. There are many other factors that can contribute to these behaviours, including a lack of education, cultural beliefs and traditions, and a desire for power or... Continue Reading

March 25th, 2023
Reducing the backfire effect in others and yourself
March 20th, 2023

The backfire effect is a cognitive bias, meaning that you can use general debiasing techniques in order to counter it effectively. Such strategies include, for example, increasing people’s awareness of this bias, using simpler explanations, and changing the way you present information. This means that when you’re talking to people to change their stance on something, you need to remember that how you present information is just as important as what information you present if you want to avoid a backfire effect. You need to display the new information in a non-confrontational manner, that allows... Continue Reading

March 20th, 2023