The Danger of the ‘New Normal’

This article was originally posted on medium by Laura Cincera How to welcome a full range of emotional experience—and create space for transformation These are fertile times. Initiatives are blossoming. We are singing birthday songs across balconies and watching policemen turn into street dancers. This spring of creativity invites us to feel less like confined individuals and more like connected communities. New language is flourishing, too. Our everyday vocabulary is…
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Coronavirus: A call to Communicate, Connect, and Create

This article was originally posted on medium by Amanda Efthimiou It’s one of the few moments of my life where I feel comfortable writing about how there are no accidents, that life’s unfolding happens at exactly the moment it’s supposed to. Ten days ago I was at the beach just outside Lisbon with friends. It was a warm, sunny day, and we were sitting on the sand having a picnic…
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Coronavirus: A Historic Opportunity

This article was originally posted on medium by Alex T. Steffen ABSTRACT We are in a historic moment to reset our societal and leadership values, and emerge as a stronger species, and possibly avoid major issues that can really cripple us. It is the middle of March 2020. The Corona crisis is hitting the world. The leadership in most developed countries is struggling and paralysed. The weaknesses of our economic…
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The Medicalization Movement: How real Human Emotions are being mistaken for Disease

In March 2011, a doctor by the name of Richard Morrow conducted a broad study of one million Canadian schoolchildren, observing the medical diagnoses that all children received within a period of one year. He specifically studied those children between the ages of six and 12 who had been diagnosed with ADHD. He found that the boys who were born at the end of the calendar year were 30% more…
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