30 Jul 2009

How Children View And Treat Their Peers With Undesirable Characteristics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090730111202.htm">How Children View And Treat Their Peers With Undesirable Characteristics

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Intersting findings if you're concerned with peer pressure and bullying among yougsters

24 Jul 2009

moon walkers

I took this photo a couple of years ago on the peak of a vulcano. People seem quite busy. I never knew where they were going to, crossing each other like on a busy road.
It was a very strange place.
I called the photo "moonwalkers" due to the lunar ambiance. The sunlight was very intense and white as if not permeated by any atmosphere.

11 Jul 2009

7 Jul 2009

Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken




The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Lee Frost (courtesy of poemhunter.com)

4 Jul 2009

Caring for physical and mental health


I was wondering about the difficulty people have with dealing with the concept of mental health. The thought came to me after reading a comment a friend of mine made on my profile in Linkedin. I had mentioned somewhere a professional link to "mental health" and he commented the reference was a bit scary.

Is it?

I always thought we should care about our mind with the same attention we dedicate to our bodies. Both are precious and both can be strong or fragile.

Being mentally healthy doesn't mean one has to be all the time happy which of course is not possible. It means to be in touch with both your emotions and your thoughts and at the same time be able to listen to your body. It's about a delicate balance of our inner self we have to build during our entire life. In fact it's a life work. A hard life's work.

3 Jul 2009

A precious song: Lay Down by Mazgani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItXPgiWzcZQ
(the author and singer was born in Persia and grew up in Portugal Great combination.

2 Jul 2009

Randomness

http://blogs.wnyc.org/radiolab/2009/06/15/stochasticity/

did you forget your statistics? How amazing the role played by randomness in our lives.

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