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9 Rural Well-being Tourism in Northern Europe – Providing Opportunities to Enhance Quality of Lif e

Uysal, M.; Sirgy, M.J.; Kruger, S. CABI PDF


Rural Well-­being Tourism in

Northern Europe – Providing

Opportunities to Enhance Quality of Life

Henna Konu* and Juho Pesonen

Centre for Tourism Studies, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland


Quality of Life (QoL) is often connected with well-­being (Mathew and Sreejesh,

2017) and well-­being is seen as a subjective element of QoL (Puczkó and Smith,

2012). It is noted that tourism can have an effect on the level of satisfaction with life and tourist experiences may cause changes in QoL at home (Smith and Puczkó,

2009). According to Puczkó and Smith (2012) tourism can contribute to most quality-­of-­life domains, but especially to health, emotional and spiritual well-­being, relationship with family and friends, and work and productivity (see also Eusébio and

Carneiro, 2011). It is stated that vacations contribute to QoL by providing relaxation and mental and physical rest, giving possibility for personal development and the pursuit of social and personal interests, and enhancing status (Richards, 1999). These listed benefits are closely connected to the internal motivations of tourists. Some studies discuss the linkages between travel motivations and QoL domains (Puczkó and Smith, 2012) and examine the influence of travel motivations to the tourists’ perceptions of tourism impacts on QoL domains (Eusébio and Carneiro, 2011).

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XIII Notes on Some Kindred Topics

Balint, Michael Karnac Books ePub

(i) Data on the History of Physical Thrills

As mentioned in Chapter II, for many centuries the normal pattern was that professionals performed various acts causing thrills in spectators. A change which turned spectators in increasing numbers into actors started slowly, almost imperceptibly, about the middle of the nineteenth century—as, for instance, the beginnings of amateur alpinism—and has been gathering momentum ever since. The history of this change would certainly be a most rewarding study for a social psychologist. All I can do here is to record some data regarding it.

According to the Shorter Oxford Dictionary ‘swing’ is an old Teutonic word first recorded in the intransitive sense in 1528. ‘Roundabout’, in the meaning of merry-go-round, is first found in 1484, and was freely used already by Shakespeare. The word ‘merry-go-round’ dates back to 1728, while ‘switchback’ is a recent arrival, appearing in the late 1880s. It is remarkable that the saying, ‘What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts’, which sounds an old-established proverb, dates only from 1912.1

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Levine, Stewart Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Market to the elite and eat with the masses.

But market to the masses and eat with the elite.


Once the sale is closed, it’s time to create a document that expresses the agreement between the people or organizations involved. This should be a simple process of writing down what was sold, what was bought, and the terms on which it will be delivered. Wouldn’t it be great if the agreement captured the good feelings that surround a new relationship. That was the basis for consummation of the transaction. Unfortunately, often the opposite happens.

In many situations, the “seller” delivers a form contract that details what was bought and what was sold, and the back of the form is filled with miniscule boilerplate legal jargon. The agreement does not reflect the relationship that developed in the sales process. Instead of solidifying the relationship, the agreement can drive a wedge between people that darkens the “blush” they were experiencing when they “shook hands.” The document should reflect more than the business and legal requirements. It should embody the spirit of the agreement, reflecting the relationship created and everyone’s positive vision and expectation. 83

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Chapter 5 The Best Relationships Are Based on Contracts

Perera, David Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

How the government chooses what it buys is often not a function of what’s best, but of how easily it can be bought. “There were a lot of times we won business simply because we were on the right contract vehicle and our software was good enough,” one salesman told us.

The contractual process in the federal government isn’t a mere means to an end. The process influences outcomes, and companies can be battered or buoyed by it depending on their understanding of the mechanics involved.

We’ve dedicated this entire chapter to the fundamentals of government contracting. Make no mistake—although it’s on the technical side, without this knowledge, winning information technology business from the government will be tough.

A constant tension exists in government contracting between getting things done quickly and ensuring the widest competition possible. The government strives simultaneously for both, and the result is a convoluted arrangement that seeks to reconcile the irreconcilable.

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Chapter Eleven: The Power of the Relationship to Awaken Positive Emotional Potential

Karnac Books ePub

Stella Acquarone


Relationships are important in normal development. When there are difficulties in forming relationships with parents and infants, how can we help to create one that pulls development in the right social way? The power of the relationship creates a potential space where reflection and empathy will lead to the possibility of integration of experiences in the mother–infant dyad.

“There is no such thing as a baby…If you set out to describe a baby, you will find you are describing a baby and someone. A baby cannot exist alone, it is essentially part of a relationship” (Winnicott, 1952, 1964).

What if there is a lack of relationship?

What happens when it does not seem as if there is a relationship, when the mother feels numb, or feels that her baby is “numbed”? How do we therapists and clinicians go about making the relationship an enjoyable one, and helping normal development to take place?

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