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  • How to respond to someone who makes you feel like your reality is being questioned? This article offers tips to ground the narrative, set boundaries, and retain focus. • Time > Health > Mental Health > "7 Things to Say […]
  • "When your body moves, your brain improves." I reframed this article's list of habits to avoid (or correct) – see article for details – as a list of things to do: Get enough social interaction – even as your social […]
  • Mindfulness can help balance our inner monologues. • CNBC > make it > "Neuropsychologist: 4 tips to stop the cycle of negative self-talk" by Aditi Shrikant (May 19 2024) – your 'thoughts are not the absolute truth.' Key points (quoted […]
  • Solar eclipses, auroras … as moments of awe … the "pro-social benefits" of shared "wow?" And what can we learn from neuroscience? And storytelling – sharing stories of awe and wonder. • Psychology Today > "The Power of Sharing Moments […]
  • A "good-enough" purpose? What would Steve Jobs say? I've been reading articles about generational reframing of cultural norms re purpose and fulfillment [1]. Or mission. Particularly among the latest gen cohorts. But here's a different take on purpose in one's […]
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 Film) Quotes and Analysis | GradeSaver "And I get it. You got your marching orders … and you have to do what you have to do. But you don't have to be such […]
  • How does one deal with gaslighting? Here're some tips. Including red flags. Staying grounded in facts and having a support group are vital. • Washington Post > Well+Being > "How to deal with the 3 levels of gaslighting – Advice" […]
  • Looks like "diet, exercise, and sleep are the best interventions for longevity." At the molecular level: chemical damage … protein synthesis … cell damage (senescent cells) … inflammation … tissue damage … organs … At the policy level: other priorities […]
  • Elder care. Human attention. Whether at home, at an assisted living center, or in a nursing home. The cost. The workers. Turnover. The role of technology. My mom had in-home contracted caregivers for her last few years. During my extended […]
  • Speaking of lead in our drinking water: There is no known safe level. (Children are especially vulnerable.) There's a cost. There's equity. There's politics. What's the timeline? • LA Times > Perspectives > "GOP would rather keep poisoning kids with […]