Tagged: social isolation

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Appreciating life when it sucks

Appreciating life when it sucks seems perverse, right? Wrong. Research shows that the practise and experience of gratitude not only brings joy but induces a sense of relaxation, improves immune function and lowers blood pressure. And this is very good news for me at the moment. I’m usually a glass-half-full...

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­čĺ¬IMMUNE RESILIENCE #16: CONNECTION IN ISOLATION

Immune Resilience#16: Connection in isolation: We humans are social beings, hard-wired for community and evolved to live in safe, small, connected and co-operative communities. We don’t like being disconnected, isolated and alone. Social isolation is physically and emotionally threatening, research has found strong associations between measures of loneliness, physiological stress...