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1/4 Yesterday @ChildlessWeek was Comments that hurt, based around lockdown experiences.

I contributed a piece entitled Resonance and yesterday resonance struck. I just stopped, there was tears, well more like a 20 minute sob for the accumulation of grief,
2/4 of feelings of shame and of loneliness. I just felt disconnected and had had enough of lockdown. Great timing as we enter a local lockdown...

In the end I wrote and played new songs on my guitar. It helped, as did chips at the seaside.
3/4 Alongside me the whole time was my brilliant wife and our snoozing paws.

These are difficult times for us all, I had forgotten that in a haze of work and exercise, as if everything was normal, as if everything has ever been normal. Take care all.

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Tackling remote loneliness with 150+ years of combined experience 🚀

Excerpts from experienced remote workers 👇

Share your experience -…

#remotework #loneliness
@madebydusk, who's worked remotely for 20 yrs, finds it helpful to rent a hot desk at a coworking space, go to a cafe, meet up with friends or go for a run.

"Just getting some fresh air can help."…
Alda, who's worked remotely for 11 yrs, feels introverts can fall in the trap of being home for days working and not interacting with anyone in person.

"I've been trying to structure my day into blocks and even scheduling time for daily entertainment"…
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Jérôme (Jerry) Lalonde: Dec 25, 1931 -- July 10, 2020.
My father-in-law. Another victim of #COVID19.
For journalists, the pandemic is a professional challenge; but it's a personal one too. ImageImage
He was diagnosed with a suspected case of Covid-19 on Thursday, died Friday (still no test results.) But isolation and loneliness were a large contributing factor. Before the pandemic, my 89-year-old father-in-law still played tennis, volunteered daily at his church.... /2
....played bridge, was a voracious reader and loved the social life in his nursing home. The home was great, but it's been locked down four months. All activities ceased. He couldn't even get a library book. He missed his family horribly - they used to visit a lot.... /3
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Reports from all around the world including from those of @WHO say that Corona virus is here to stay. The future seems like a dystopian one, and a lot of people are going through personal experiences and emotions that they have never felt before.
The @UN has already laid out their policy about #Covid-19 and the need for action on #mentalhealth. It is serious. We must recognize the importance of a healthy mind. People from all walks of life including small children are concerned and afraid of what the future holds for them
These are the times when we need to reassure ourselves, or someone who can re-ignite in us the confidence in our capability to survive even in the harshest times. This is a window for inspirational figures and government authorities in India to start a movement about the
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Umbereen S Nehal MD MPH: who is this person? Several people have been asking

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Where am I from? Hooboy.
Let’s say, citizen of the world, human ping pong ball. Third culture kid. Genetic mutt

Born: 🇺🇸
🇵🇰 parents - when my parents born colonial rule, pre-Pakistan
To thoroughly annoy my Twitter bestie, @DrvanTilburg

Am an ENFP - a cross between Snoopy, Robin Willians, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair

I border on ENTP - love new info and love to challenge in order to break through barriers or limitations
My great-grandfather was given title "Khan Bahadur" (brave). As a judge, a brown man under Colonial rule, he threw the book at a British attorney. "Learn the law" if in his courtroom. Hence my stiff moral backbone

My mom & me:

(She loves this song)
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Q: I've been seeing a therapist for several years and we recently moved online. It just doesn't feel right. Should we break up?

A: Even if it feels different, research shows that telemental health services can be just as effective as in person services. More in this thread
Even if you receive services like art therapy, play therapy, or occupational therapy, new virtual technologies can enhance your therapy experience and engage you in different ways...
Therapists can now use virtual technologies to engage patients' family members/caregivers, guide individuals through exercises (such as art therapy with tools provided/mailed, parent management with feedback on play); and learn more about the individual's home environment.
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The leading expert on #loneliness in the world, Professor John Caccioppo, said something to me once that I have been thinking about a lot in the past week of corona crisis.
He was trying to define loneliness. It seems strange - we all instinctively know what it feels like, but it’s surprisingly hard to pin down in words & to study.
In trying to do this, John discovered an apparent paradox: it turns out that how lonely you feel doesn’t relate to how many people you see every day. Being alone and being lonely are surprisingly different when you study them.
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THREAD: As #COVID19 forces us to physically distance from one another and as our contact with other people drops, society is at risk for a *social recession*. A social recession is marked by an increase in #loneliness and isolation. (1/x)
Here’s why this matters: Loneliness feels bad. And it’s stressful - not just emotionally but physically as well. In the long term, the stress state triggered by chronic loneliness can increase levels of inflammation in our body and increase our risk for illness. (2/x)
This likely explains why loneliness is associated with higher risk of heart disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety.
When we’re chronically lonely, it also affects how we show up at work and for our families. (3/x)
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With quarantines and social distancing, #COVID19 is not the only #publichealth risk—so is #loneliness. How can we cultivate our social well-being during the outbreak?

In my latest for @sciam, I suggest a few ways to connect without contact:…
So inspired reading other people's thoughts and ideas on isolation and loneliness during the coronavirus. Clearly, this topic is striking a communal chord.

Thread of articles on how to maintain human connection and social wellness during quarantines and social distancing 👇
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We're live with our 2nd #TeLeadershipBookClub! We're talking about @BreneBrown #DaretoLead - join us here:
@BreneBrown @BreneBrown has so many articulated ways to become a better #leader and so many of them fly in the face of the traditional characteristics of #Leadership
@BreneBrown Being authentically #vulnerable rather than demonstrating #fakevulnerability - #daretolead shows us how to have the courage to show up even when you can't control the outcome!
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1/ Before I start getting bombarded by feminist groups for promoting Title IX Attorney’s wouldn’t you like to know my views or opinion before you rush to judgment about what I believe? For the conspiracy feminist’s the answer is NO I have never been accused of anything
2/ resembling a Title IX or rape charge. However, through my personal experiences I can identify and understand the pain caused for families and students have surrounding #falseallegations, inherent problems and frustrations working with uncooperative #Education & #HigherEd
3/ officials, the ludicrous Kangaroo disciplinary hearings our youth are put thru, the frustration of trying to explain to someone without lived experience what you or child needs help with or support with that does not exactly match up with what is in the four corners of the
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Pues me voy a animar como dije el otro día a hacer un proyecto 365, pero en vez de haciendo fotos, editando fotos mías antiguas, random, basadas en el mood de cada día.
La única limitación que me voy a poner, va a ser el formato 1:1... A ver lo que sale xD
I´ll say it also in English :)
I´m gonna try a photography 365 project, but instead of taking photos, processing old random photos of mine...
Only one rule: the square format.
Let´s see what I got, which will be directly affected by the mood of the day...
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Just got to Davos. Ready to fill the leadership vacuum with big ideas. My focus will be on privilege and women. Only going to #womanels #methree. Also, my alligator-skin boots got snow on them, anyone have a blow drier or an FT I can use to dry them off?
Thread 1/n: Small ideas feel big when I'm in my Gulfstream, so here it goes: We have to innovate on innovation. The 7th industrial revolution disrupts AND displaces. Artificial intelligence and blockchain can only solve resurgent populism with #compassion.
2/n We elites are critical to making this debate glocalized. Thought leadership also involves thought stewardship. Communities form the core of our economies. Blue collar workers must be re-conceived as #newcollar workers. Code is key.
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