Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom
A special book for a special travel. I read it on my mobile phone on the flight from Dubai to Stockolm as my kindle had died in Pakistan after a glorious life of 5 years.
The book reminds me that I have to remind me and other people about the importance of having a network of people around us, not because you will need these people in the future (as somebody interprets the concept of network), but because we need them now, and they need us.
The book refers to many beautiful books, it is about empathy, family, therapy, research, interdisciplinarity, love, emigration, the relationship to your parents. I read it in Italian. I strongly recomend it.
Today my blog has more than 2000 views, record since I started blogging in 2004! While at Arlanda I post some more pictures. I love the pictures with the guardians, I think they also had somehow a good time.
Seldom in my life, I felt so useful and I received so many attentions. I am grateful to everybody and positively surprised by the intelligence and motivation of the Pakistan colleagues, expecially the female students and young teachers. I sit now a Dubai airport, with tears in my eyes and tatoos on my hands.
links I want to note down (to be continued)
This is Iva Aggressi, one of the characters in Tappetina’s story. We meet her while she is in a rush of strong negative feelings, anger, envies, and aggression. It is ok. I wish I had learned less Latin, worried less, and learned more about feelings. Negative feelings, especially envies, are the last tabu of our time. How to recognize feelings in our self and in other ones? I hope I will have time, resources, and persistency to develop the Tappetina game further, because the goal of the game is exactly that of helping people, and ourselves, to deal with empathy and feelings.
I have contributed to the success of another conference IE ECSS and participated to the wire meeting. Next year conference will be at Pontificia Università Lateranense.
Socially Responsible Informatics
Roma, 28-29-30 October 2019 Program Co-Chairs: Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano & Informatics Europe), Paola Mello (Univ. Bologna)
(to be completed)
General Co-Chairs: Enrico Nardelli (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata & Informatics Europe), Paolo Atzeni (Univ. Roma Tre), Gianfranco Basti (PUL-IRAFS), Alessandro Mei (Univ. Roma Sapienza
Attending the talk by first keynote speaker John Shawe-Taylor from @uclcs on ‘Machine learning and artificial intelligence’ at #ECSS_2018, in Gothenburg, Oct 9-10. Read about our keynote speakers here: https://t.co/LyPyddSlaK #MachineLearning #AI pic.twitter.com/YuOC1948Am
I am participating to the IE Workshop about Personal Development by Geraldine Fitzpatrick. See resources
It is very good, wish I had something like this before – lesson learnt
- we have to learn how to say yes to the important things
- every yes entails a no
- self compassion
- emotional social intelligence (emotions as data)