Our community was shocked and saddened when a 15-year-old boy drowned recently. This has prompted me to re-launch a previous blog.
I was astonished to learn that drowning people don’t shout or wave their arms, as we so often see in movies. Rather, they tend to quietly and unobtrusively drown. Children are usually noisy in the water, so if a child goes quiet, find out why.
If you’ve had some casual neighbourhood conversations, you may find yourself looking for deeper dialogues about things that really matter to you. Getting involved in local groups is a good way to start.
I think that connecting with others who share your interests is one of the best ways to counteract the rampant individualism and loneliness in our society. Being with others encourages conversations!
Do you hold positive or negative views about aging? Is it better to be realistic about physical losses, or approach aging with an optimistic viewpoint? Here’s what a group of researchers from Germany, Israel, and Tasmania found.
It’s all too easy to overdo things in the warm days of summer, but you can prevent heat stroke by staying hydrated and avoiding vigorous exercise in hot, humid weather. It also helps to wear hats and lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes.