A New Start!

This has nothing to do with dogs.

Well not in a direct manner.

But all dog owners know that the odds of anxiety or depression if you have a dog or two around one are greatly reduced.

I’m chairing a discussion on depression at our local Humanists and Freethinkers group in eighteen days time; on January 18th, 2020. The core of my talk is a TED Talk given journalist Johann Hari in July of 2019.

This is how the talk is introduced.

In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world — as well as some exciting emerging solutions. “If you’re depressed or anxious, you’re not weak and you’re not crazy — you’re a human being with unmet needs,” Hari says.

There are sufficient numbers of people who follow this blog that it is likely that this talk will really engage a few of you. It’s twenty minutes long and very interesting!

I hope you find it engaging!

A Very Happy New Year to you!

16 thoughts on “A New Start!

  1. Thank you for sharing this video, Paul. The holiday season can be depressing for some individuals.


  2. Thank you Paul for sharing, and as someone who has in the past suffered deep depression and break-down, I am certain your talk like this video can help people have more understanding of this illness..
    Sending both you and Jean my best wishes for 2020 and beyond, may it be filled with joy, happiness, and most of all good health…
    Love to you both..
    Sue ❤ 🙂


    1. Dear Sue, thank you for your wonderful wishes. You, Sue, will really appreciate this speaker and I hope I won’t be too long before you are able to watch the presentation. Darling Jean thanks you for your New Year wishes and I am very grateful, too, for your kind wishes. With special love, Paul. ❤️

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