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“WHERE ‘ENDS MEET’ .”.

Having now ‘written out’ this correspondence in blog form, I cannot resist the feeling that the entire series requires one final and in its way, definitive word in order to draw together and ‘catalyse’ the contents of these postings, as … Continue reading

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AN ENDING – OR A NEW BEGINNING? (Continued from prev. Blog.)

It was, I believe, a first century Roman, Plotinus, who once observed that “Man is not unlike an amphibious creature. An amphibian can live equally well on land or in water; but to fulfil its “amphibianhood”, it requires both”. As … Continue reading

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AN ENDING – OR A NEW BEGINNING? (Continued from prev. blog.)

Now this brings me to what I am inclined to regard as the profoundly “within” or “foresightful” aspects of coping and which – such is my belief – can and often does greatly bolster and enhance overall capacity and confidence, … Continue reading

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AN ENDING – OR A NEW BEGINNING? (Cont. from prev. blog.)

Taking things a step further, certain fairly recent studies have reported evidence of a strong positive correlation between the pursuance of goals related to living meaningfully and an increase in, for example, natural killer (NK) cell activity. This has been … Continue reading

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AN ENDING – OR A NEW BEGINNING?

As I write out and post this particular blog, I want, if I may, both to acknowledge and, if possible, and catch a glimpse of that “something ayont”, with which Robert Louis Stevenson’s “byersman” (see blog dated ) to be … Continue reading

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Administrative note.

For some time now, blogs have not been posted under the title, “Elements of coping” . This has been and is due to prolonged illness in the author. (now in his ‘mid-eighties’). Blogs under other headings will continue meantime to be posted, … Continue reading

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“TIME AND TIDE WAITS FOR NO MAN”. (Continued from previous blog.)

And there is another important lesson for all of us to learn here. I remember returning home from university during undergraduate days at the commencement of vacation, about two years after my father had died. At the time of his … Continue reading

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