What Social Isolation May Be Doing To Our Brains

Yep...............“I am tireder and dumber, failing to mark calendar things correctly,” said a friend who’s usually a very smart writer. A patient told me that every day feels the same as the next and he’s losing any sense of order. “What day is it, anyway?” he asked on a Zoom call. Everyone knows that humans … Continue reading What Social Isolation May Be Doing To Our Brains

The Biology Of Boredom

Boredom, like many human emotions, seems to have a biological function. “I think that there will be others who I hope can take this as an opportunity to hit the reset button, perhaps, to really take a step back from the hurly-burly of life, all the business and say, ‘Ok, who am I? What matters … Continue reading The Biology Of Boredom

The Power Of Connection

Psychologists are worried about the long-term effects of our new, socially distant reality. Decades of research has shown that loneliness and isolation are associated with high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, weakened immune systems and a host of other health issues. Six Feet Has Never Felt Farther Away https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/03/31/coronavirus-human-connection-social-distancing/