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Another volcano in Iceland is spewing lava. Why is the current Fagradalsfjall eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula so different from the 2010 Iceland eruption that caused so much havoc? You can read it all in this post.
How can we break free from worry? How can we battle anxiety and fear of the future? Breathe.
2020, it certainly hasn't been a year like many other. How did it fare when it comes to volcanic eruptions? As the news was dominated by many other topics, you could be forgiven for not knowing of any erupting volcanoes over the past year. So, here's a summary for you.
Just as when things started to look up, something else happens. Just as a glimmer of hope appears, it fades away in the face of another issue. Pandemic, vaccine, fear. Political crisis, elections, doubt. Disaster, relief, abandonment. A roller coaster drives us through fear, hope and disappointment. How do we react? How do we respond? How can we manage these conflicting emotions and stay healthy? How can we keep our relationships healthy? Can we even help others in the face of this global turmoil? What not to do: Harden yourself to the world and putting up walls. What to do instead: read more here.
There is a storm raging in the world. A paralyzing and potentially lethal cocktail of a pandemic, rumours, protests and warmongering. How do we act? Do we react? Do we just let it happen? Or can we do something about it? Something that will make a positive change. Something that will help turn the tide. Big changes can overwhelm us and make us feel angry. How do we deal with that anger. Will we yell, scream and become aggressive? Or is there another way?
What is going on in the world? Viruses and pandemics. Political standoffs and limitations of people's freedoms and rights. The world was already a messy and scary place, but it seems only to get messier. It's even scarier when our livelihoods are affected. How do we act? Do we react? Do we just let it happen? Or can we do something about it? Something that will make a positive change. Something that will help turn the tide.
Anxiety forces us into isolation. "They won't understand me, anyway," is a thought that easily creeps in. We grow silent as this prison tightens around us. How can we break out of this social isolation? How can we fight anxiety?
Anxiety. It can be different to anyone, but its ultimate effect is the same: it prevents you from living to the full. It robs you of your joy in what you do. It takes away the security you have in your relationships. How do we break free from this prison? How do we take back control?
Einstein was right, that is what two research groups concluded based on their collaborative work with atomic clocks. We now don't have to chuck out our mobile phones along with his theory of general relativity.