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What Is Loneliness Doing To Your Brain? by the Seeker

What Is Loneliness Doing To Your Brain?

Did you know loneliness is now considered an epidemic? Find out how it manifests in the brain and what you can do about it.

Posted by Seeker on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Chickens’ power to erase seniors’ loneliness

Nursing Home Chickens

Chickens are helping senior citizens fight loneliness in a major way ????

Posted by We Need This on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Revised version of ” The Stranger” – A potential to erase loneliness

The second version of "The Stranger" is updated here. This version has less images, but has English subtitle and reference information.  It seems I used a music piece that copyright attached to it.  As long as I do not earn money from this video and mentioned about the credibility of the music, it seems OK to use it.  Making a video is not only thinking about creativity, but also the law... https://youtu.be/A3pgh2l2Y4U

For strangers Dec4 ~ 21/17:YVR ⇄ Japan

Thank you for visiting this post in the blog!

This post is for people who come here because of my business card handed during my trip to Japan from Vancouver, BC.

I am curious how people feel about talking to strangers.  I appreciate if you can share your experience in the comment below.  If you do not want to share in public, please mentioned about it in your comment.  Your comment always comes to me first.  Your post does not automatically appear in this blog.

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Talk to strangers activity – Dec 2/17

Hi M.Ed. Education for Sustainability classmates and post strangers!

How was your experience to talk to strangers?  For some people easy to do, for some people not at all..

It will be helpful if you leave a comment how you felt/what kind technique you used/what kind of surprise you got/if this activity gave you motivation to talk to strangers and etc.

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Hillcrest Centre

The following audio interviews were recorded at the City of Vancouver’s Hillcrest Centre around 5pm on March 30th. The Centre is one of two dozen city-run community centres, which provide recreational, social, and cultural activities for all city residents, according to the City’s website.  The Hillcrest Centre is one of the City’s largest, and has gym and sports facilities, including a pool and ice rink, as weel as a public library (Terry Salman Branch).

There centre was busy, with children playing, and mothers and grandparents who were waiting for kids to finish their classes.

Today’s approach

  • Instead of using the word “loneliness”, we started to use “social isolation”

Approaching and interviewing people was not easy.  Some people declined our invites to talk, even without knowledge of the subject we wanted to discuss.  Others were more willing:

Not surprisingly, once we stopped recording but had already established a comfortable connection with this woman, she continued the conversation.  She said she is too busy to seek new friends, and is not necessarily looking for them because she already has a family, a career, and existing friends.  Really what she needs more of is personal time to spend in solitude.  In fact, the 30 minutes during which we interviewed her and continued our discussion is normally the only time she has daily to spend by herself reading the newspaper and being alone.