Well-being in body and soul

According to an investigation by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the effects of the pandemic, now there is greater uncertainty and concern about suffering from Covid-19 or losing loved ones; a decrease in confidence and optimism, especially in women and in people in poor employment situations; and an increase in irritability, again with a greater impact on women and the unemployed.

If we do not act now, in concert with research with vaccines and treatments, the post-pandemic outlook will be bleak for the mental health of millions of people.

And taking action, obviously, is not prescribing more antidepressants or anxiolytics, or building more psychiatric hospitals. Both actions are necessary to address some consequences; however, the idea is to be proactive and avoid them.

In response to the feeling of anxiety, according to the consulting firm Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), there has been a rapid and broad change that goes from the “concept of wellness [bienestar], centered on the individual, al by wellbeing [bienestar integral], a more holistic vision that includes different people and sectors of our societies ”.

What does this mean? A call for the participation of the whole society in the benefits of well-being.

Wellbeing is defined as the state of satisfaction and tranquility that a person presents, thanks to their good physical and mental conditions.

“If societies and companies are unable to focus holistically on people’s well-being (including physical, emotional and spiritual health), it will be almost impossible to create safety nets that allow citizens to return to work and be productive ”, They explain from LLYC.

For this reason, I have always opted for wellness programs in all their aspects: emotional, physical, social and financial. This is what happens every November in the event “In Body and Soul”, which this year will be held in an online version, with more universal access, more experts and with the empowering and transforming energy of always.

To keep your balance in difficult times, “you have to grab the bull by the horns” and get going, as a popular saying reflects.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic has disrupted or paralyzed mental health services in 93% of countries. And if, as the WHO itself says, mental health is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and treatment, then let’s look for our own tools. Healthy living is much more than curing or protecting yourself from disease.



Amaranth’s pleasant headache

He is not tormented by the decision to come. It is a ‘problem’ that gives him peace of mind, it is a ‘mess’ that all the coaches want to have. After Carmelo Valencia’s scoring exhibition against Independiente del Valle, Luis Amaranto Perea, Junior’s helmsman, will face, with a view to the duel against Envigado (Saturday 6:05 pm, at Parque Estadio Sur), a pleasant dilemma: return the starter to Miguel Ángel Borja, the stellar hiring and top scorer of the team this year with seven annotations (five in the League, one in the Super League and one in the Copa Libertadores) or keep ‘Tutunendo’, the man who conquered a triplet (the first by a footballer in red-and-white history) and made Independiente del Valle a former undefeated.

“There is no one like ‘Tutu'”, sing and publish many excited fans with the three goals of the Chocoano in the 4-1 victory against Independiente del Valle, but Borja has also made merits on the court to return to the eleventh starting player. It is not easy to tell the team’s gunner to stay on the bench without being suspended or injured.. Nor is it easy to do the same with the one who has just inflated the network three times in the Libertadores. And when will Teófilo Gutiérrez return? … Uffff … That is the question.

“They are difficult problems, but good ones. You always want the players to have the highest level, that your decisions basically go through minimal issues of the rival. Luckily Carmelo has done well and in some way helps so that internal competition is generated. In general terms, we have a very good team, very good players. There are a lot of games. It seems to me that in the end everyone is going to play ”, replied Luis Amaranto Perea, in the virtual press conference after the game between Junior and Independiente del Valle, when THE HERALD posed the dilemma.

The Solomonic decision you have at hand is to accommodate both of them, with which he must sacrifice Sherman Cárdenas (with what clarity and creation would be lost) or to one of its extremes. This last option seems unlikely, at the moment, for the style of play that Junior has assumed with periods of high blood pressure and fast transitions from defense to attack by exploiting the speed and skill of the men from the sides like Freddy Hinestroza, Luis ‘Cariaco’ González and Edwuin Cetré.


“At no time was I afraid”: Nabil Crismatt

On his way to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, where the Cardinals were facing the Cubs, on Tuesday night, at press time, Nabil Crismatt Abuchaibe answered THE HERALD’s call to discuss his auspicious Major League debut on Monday. at night in the defeat of the red birds against the same ‘Cubs’ (5-4).

The Barranquilla pitcher, who worked a full inning without allowing runs and striking out two men, recounted everything that surrounded that special moment in his life, hours before his joy multiplied and he returned to shine in his second game in the Gran Carp (see separate note).

Have you pinched yourself to see if you are not dreaming?

I always knew it was real, it was something I had been looking for since I was a child. God always has the perfect place to put you. I have assumed this with the greatest tranquility. I thank God for having me here and making that dream come true.

Did you ever think of throwing in the towel?

Never. I always fought day after day for a dream. I’m still fighting. I always tried to arrive and I thank God, who never takes the sweat and work of anyone, everything comes in due course.

If you weren’t a baseball player, what would you be doing now?

I would have been a pilot, I love aviation.

Since when did you like baseball?

Since ever. My grandfather played baseball and he passed that on to the family. They all had it as a hobby. I had the opportunity to leave the country at the age of 15 and dedicate myself one hundred percent to my profession. I think it is the best decision I have made in my life. Yesterday (Monday) I was able to fulfill my dream and that of my parents, who gave me the opportunity to leave the house and fly.

What do you remember about your beginnings in baseball?

I am not sure in which field I saw baseball play for the first time. I remember growing up listening to Édgar Renteria. He was always an idol. I had the opportunity to speak with him these days, when I was called up to the Major Leagues, and I told him that I looked forward to continuing his legacy. He is a person who has left the country high. Without a doubt, he is the best of the Colombians who have been through the Major Leagues and I hope to imitate his discipline and effort, which are something incredible. I am here and I hope to stay for many years to come.

How many calls have you received after debut?

I do not have an exact number, but it is very gratifying that people express their affection to you. I will not be able to answer all of them, I have read little by little, but it fills me with great satisfaction to know that there are so many people waiting for one. How cool that.

Did you feel nervous at any point in your debut?

No, honestly not. I have been working my mind in the last months, I feel that the game now becomes more mental than physical and one can never let the emotions be above one. I feel like the mind is everything right now. Play a very important role in this sport, you have to go out and try to manage your emotions, that is what divides you between failure and success.

Not even after Anthony Rizzo doubles on his first pitch in the majors?

No. I went to execute my plan and felt calm. I knew what I was doing. At no time did I feel fear, of nothing. Just as they have a bat, I have a ball. That can happen, the game is like that. Regardless of any result, what you control is throwing the pitch with conviction and confidence. It was a good pitching and he connected very well, I give him credit. I stayed calm and tried to move the situation forward.

Having a figure like the Puerto Rican Yadier Molina as a receiver is not yet given, but he is getting closer and closer …

Yeah right if. I know that with God’s help we will have him back in the team, and all the colleagues who are with the coronavirus problem. I wish them the best and hope they come back soon. I know that at some point I will have him behind the plate and I will try to learn the most from him and all the teammates.

Did you see the video of your father’s reaction when he struck out Ian Happ?

(Laughs)… Incredible. Since I’ve been pitching in the minor leagues, it’s been like this. It fills me with a lot of feeling to see him and my mother get emotional every time I pitch. I have to tell you to calm down a bit, I’m afraid that something is going to happen to you with such great emotions. It is normal, they feel it because I am their son. Bacano that they are enjoying it.

What made you laugh the most about the video?

(Laughter) The thrill of him when I struck out the batter. Amazing to see how he raises his arms and starts to shake them (laughs)… I see him again and I laugh again.

A very Barranquilla celebration …

Yes Yes. It is something that only he feels as a father. It is very exciting to see it. It fills me with great personal satisfaction to see how my family enjoys this.


Luis Chillida: «We have the peace of mind that Chillida Leku is not going to disappear»

Luis Chillida, next to a steel sculpture in the Zabalaga field / Mikel Chillida
Luis Chillida, next to a steel sculpture in the Zabalaga field / Mikel Chillida

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