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We can take a lesson from our little honey-loving friends

I am delighted to announce that “Mentoring and Recovery” will now be a featured blog on Hive Health Media in addition to its primary home here.

I so appreciate PsychCentral.com‘s support of the topic of mentoring and recovery – there isn’t another blog out there like this one, and it is great to know that Hive Health Media is also interested in featuring the “Mentoring and Recovery” feed to share more about mentoring and recovery with their readers.

My colleague Ashley Solomon, PsyD. introduced me to Hive Health Media via her wonderful Nourishing the Soul blog. We share an interest in body image, eating disorders, and the nurturing power of relationships to facilitate the recovery process.

We are the only creatures on this earth that fight against our natural instincts for connection. Especially in westernized cultures, we expect the young and single (and these days, the older and single as well) to live on their own, in their own housing, driving their own car, solitary from morning to night except during holidays and gatherings with friends.

We can take a lesson both from the natural example of honeybees, which live all their lives in close connection with their comrades, and from service-oriented media sources like PsychCentral.com and Hive Health Media, and come together to share the recovery journey, learn, grow, and connect.

 


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    Last reviewed: 30 Dec 2010

APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2010). Why Honeybees Seek out the Hive. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2010/12/why-honeybees-seek-out-the-hive/

 

 

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