Growing up and growing better: Reconsidering How to Stay Healthy and Feel Good

On-going notes on new-to-me--and maybe others--ways to think about health and feeling good.

Commercial break: Check out Health Hacks, the healthy eating workshop series I've created with nutritionist Michelle Gillespie.


"Never believe a prediction that doesn't empower you."
a TEDx Talk by Sean Stephenson

a TEDx Talk by Magnus Walker

Fear prevents progress.
Fear keeps us all, including our best and brightest, from doing better for ourselves and others.
a TEDx talk by Priya Parker

The role of will power and skill power in changing habits
a TEDx Talk by Al Switzler

Marry yourself first
Tracy McMillian at TEDx

How to Live Wisely
via NY Times
Article is about kids making those most of their time in college, but it can apply to anyone.


Change your brain, change your life
Dr. Daniel Amen at TEDx

That Frontal Lobe
(yes, the audio is awkward, but it is worth the listen)
Dr. Sandra Chapman at TEDx


Why Emotional First Aid Matters

We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain? I have my own ideas to this question. >< I love this piece. It's stuff most of us know, but it's nice to hear it said aloud. 
by Guy Winch at a TEDTalk 

What is so Funny about Mental Illness
by Ruby Wax at a TEDTalk

Why I don't Kill Myself
by Kim Addonizio via

Depression: The Misunderstood Epidemic
Documentary produced and directed by Susan Polis Schutz

Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough
a TEDTalk


Is your boss killing you?


How to make healthy eating much, much, much easier
TEDx Talk by devoted brother Luke Durward

Best dosages for certain vitamins, minerals and polyphenols
by Bill Sardi

What some don't know about olive oil
by Jacque Wilson, CNN

The Power of Olive Oil
by Barbara Hannah Grufferman, HuffPo

Olive Oil and Sex Drive
via Health News and Views


Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Which fatty acid does what and why balancing them is important
by Dr. Frank Sacks, Harvard School of Public Health

Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and balancing them
via HubSpot

Balancing essential fatty acids, Omega 3 
Help with symptoms of menopause,  depression and ADHD
Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties.

The Power of Coconut Oil

Yeah, maybe I'll create a whole new blog for this collection eventually.

Other interesting stuff, or at least interesting to me.

Helen Fisher: The Brain in Love

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