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  • To flourish is an act and not a state. This act is choice-worthy in its own right (Aristotle). This means that flourishing is not exclusively dependent on a circumstance (rich/poor, lockdown/no lockdown, healthy/sick), but rather a state of mind, no matter the circumstance. A living example for me was my grandmother. She had a rudimentary education, […]

    Emotional Wealth in Times of Economic Depression

    To flourish is an act and not a state. This act is choice-worthy in its own right (Aristotle). This means…

  • Arnold Guttman was thirteen years old when his father drowned in the Danube River. From that time the heartbroken Arnold swore to himself that one day he would become a good swimmer. Five years later, while still a student of architecture in Hungary, he accomplished much more: he won two gold medals in the inaugural […]

    What Olympians Can Teach Us About Resilience and Mental Health Let us not forget the person behind the performer.

    Arnold Guttman was thirteen years old when his father drowned in the Danube River. From that time the heartbroken Arnold…

  • The British Version Ring-a-ring o’roses, A pocketful of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down. The Indian version Ringa Ringa roses, pocketful of posies, husha busha ! We all fall down This popular childrens rhyme dates back to the Black death or bubonic plague of the 1300s. It was popularised during London’s great plague of […]

    Ring Around the Rosie Meaning-making for children in a global pandemic

    The British Version Ring-a-ring o’roses, A pocketful of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down. The Indian version Ringa Ringa…