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Lucky Monday

On Monday the UK government again eased Covid restrictions and the four-month-old national lockdown. One of my family members told me that in Hamburg, my hometown, the newspapers described this day in the UK as 'Lucky Monday'.  One of my neighbours posted “The opening of society brings new chapters and a fresh beginning,” and invited people to a new group called Running and Movement. One of my...
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Christmas Spirit: Resilience in the Pandemic

Christmas pine trees
How can we build a resilient Christmas spirit after a tough year? I have a close friend who is very creative. As Christmas approaches, she tells me that she feels anxious and depressed. She can only see what she's lost – a regular income, meeting friends, inspiration, and travel. These are the things that gave her a sense of richness and freedom of choice. I try to support her to mourn and con...
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