Entertainment, Uncategorised

3 more podcasts to listen to

I admit it. I've been bitten by the podcast bug. Not only can they be informative, they're a good way to kill time. I like to jokingly call them conversations I don't need to participate in (#introvert). Finding a good podcast can be hit or miss, but there is something for everyone. It can be… Continue reading 3 more podcasts to listen to

coronavirus, Uncategorised

How are we using social media?

Roxanne Cohen Silver, PhD: Research does make it clear that social media is a larger source of misinformation and rumour than we typically get from traditional media. There isn't anybody who is monitoring and vetting the information for its truthfulness or its veracity. So we need to step back. How are we using social media?… Continue reading How are we using social media?

coronavirus, Mental Health, Uncategorised

Writing your way through your new normal

Journaling or keeping a diary (and more recently, blogging) has always been a useful tool in our daily lives. Journaling helps maintain control of our moods, thoughts and feelings by allowing us to focus on our concerns, problems and fears while providing us with a creative outlet.  It has been shown to improve mental health,… Continue reading Writing your way through your new normal

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Soaring temperatures are killing people around the world right now

Interesting post! We’ve just experienced a lengthy heatwave in the UK and it certainly made me think about climate change. It’s one thing to hear about it and another to truly see it with your own eyes.

The Southern Miss School of Social Work

Heat records are being set all over the world this July, and people in large numbers – mainly the young, the elderly, and the poor – are dying because of it.

Yes, climate change kills.  The link between heat-trapping gases and global warming is proven far past reasonable doubt, and it is absolutely unconscionable that governments – seemingly helpless in the grip of extraction-dominated economic forces – are failing so miserably to take the actions necessary to protect public health and avert worsening catastrophes in years to come.

The reality of global climate disruption poses an ethical challenge – for social workers, and every right-thinking citizen – of the most acute sort: Act to demand change now, or passively succumb to complicity in a systemically-driven culture of death.

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