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Pura Vida 4: STRESS MANAGEMENT DURING LOCK-DOWN (The 9M framework)


PURA VIDA Costa Rica has owned the phrase “pura vida” and use it often. It may be translated as “pure life” – enjoying simple pleasures, companionship, calm and leisurely times. This newsletter concentrates on managing our negative stress levels. Should any reader wish to discuss any of the topics covered, my Skype address is: graham.lynette and my email is: centserv@iafrica.com

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PURA VIDA
Costa Rica has owned the phrase “pura vida” and use it often. It may be translated as “pure life” – enjoying simple pleasures, companionship, calm and leisurely times.

This short series of frequent newsletters is different, is intended to provide ideas for your pura vida during the forced lockdowns we now face with the advent of the coronavirus. They may cover topics such as gardening, reading, reflecting and journaling, games, music, conversations (with self, at home and with the outside world), stress and anxiety reduction, coping with boredom, introducing ritual and symbol … depending on the responses received.
The series will address the WHOLE PERSON, with an accent on life values and related practices. The first newsletter in this series looked at leisure reading. (Value: curiosity, Practice: reading for pleasure). An opening question was Zorba the Greeks exasperated outburst to Basil 'You don’t know! Well, all those damned books you read - what good are they? Why do you read them?' (Kazantzakis, N. 1961), answered in part by English author Julian Patrick Barnes: “When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it (life)”.
The second newsletter outlined personal values and personal practices in general, and went deeper into one or two of them. We continued by looking at the highest human values – belonging and love – in the third newsletter. This one concentrates on managing our negative stress levels. Should any reader wish to discuss any of the topics covered, my Skype address is: graham.lynette
and my email is: centserv@iafrica.com




NEWS
Knowledge Resources' Managing Organisations During the Covid-19 Vortex has been released and being taken up by businesses. We contributed a chapter to the book, and it's good to be a part of this service at this time.

In parallel with the book we have developed a Culturescan survey that enables organisations to (1) formulate implementation plans, touching all the bases, and (2) obtain regular feedback from employees - an agile "survey - analyse and interpret - act quickly" mode of working
The South African government coronavirus resource portal for up-to-date information, is sacoronavirus.co.za





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