One of my new favorite TED Talks videos. Want to be happier and healthier? Enhance the quality of your relationships. It’ll pay off!
Yes, it’s Easter but that doesn’t mean you can’t spare some time for self-improvement! Below is a TED Talks video about time management and a different perspective on procrastination. Enjoy!
I’m getting really good at saving links that I want to post on here and then…forgetting to post them. Below are some random, great articles and videos that I’ve accumulated over the last week or two. I think it’s always important to be reminded how there are so many facets of health. Education on brain fitness, body posture, happiness, and food intake, for example, are all part of health; all part of YOUR health.
My favorite link in this post is the “What Makes a Good Life” TED Talks video. In college, I traveled abroad in third-world countries where people didn’t have much besides a cell phone (crazy, right?), but they still managed to be welcoming and grateful for the resources they had. During those times of awareness I also read Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and fell in love with the book’s message about living a long, happy life. Happiness really isn’t about having “things,” it comes down to…well, I’ll just let you watch the video. Enjoy!
How to Remember Names: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdTAGU8DAaM
What Makes a Good Life? -TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness
Here’s What Happened When I Slept For an Extra Hour Each Night: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sleep-eight-hours-challenge_56685d29e4b080eddf5670e6
The Benefits of Good Posture-TED Talks: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-benefits-of-good-posture-murat-dalkinic
Vegetables Likely To Take More of Your Plate in 2016-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/01/461704287/vegetables-likely-to-take-more-of-your-plate-in-2016
Keep Things Simple for a Long, Healthy Life-NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/02/459970110/keep-things-simple-for-a-healthy-long-life
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I know I share a ton of TED Talks but seriously, they are awesome. Check this one out about stillness and strategies to reach it.
Did you know there are different types of mistakes? NPR directed me to this article by Mindset Works that shares the types of mistakes and how they are not all created equally. Most important lesson: reflect and learn from them!
Do you hold any or all of the 4 components of influence? Read this HBR article to find out!
I thought this was a really interesting article. Why haven’t we done more research around this?
Find out if you have the S-shaped or J-shaped back!
TED Talks shares a few motivational presentations to get you take on your goals. Enjoy!
I may or may not have stole the “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself” line from the glow-in-the dark-bracelets I use to distribute at bars in college to promote HIV/AIDS prevention on Saturday nights…but hey it does work well talking about sun protection, too!
In the Midwest we tend to go slightly crazy when we have one sunny day above 50 degrees especially the first week. Enjoying every second of it since it feels like we have most of the year under those cumulonimbus clouds (the big chunky ones). Last week, I was almost blinded by all the runners’ legs who, I’m guessing, haven’t seen the sun in awhile- mine included. As tempting as it is to just run outside whenever it’s sunny and soak up the sun, it’s important to remember the importance of sun protection as we transition into any sunny season.
This is me rocking a visor, sunglasses with my work’s cruiser bike, and being best friend’s with 70 spf sunscreen. Which yes, I use. Cancer does not run in my family , I do not have cancer or any suspicious moles BUT I am aware how important it is to take care of the largest organ in our body, our skin!
Read the following:
Alternatives to sun bathing:
Not Caring- Does it matter how tan you are for that wedding? Have you seen pictures of people who have tanned their whole life at 65 years of age? It’s not pretty people.
Self-tanning lotions- Jergens has an awesome self-tanner that you can apply and within a few weeks will notice a glow. Check your local stores to find a self-tanner that works for you.
Spray tans-My first experience as a first time spray-tanner 2 months ago went really well and I highly suggest it if you’re looking for an extra glow for those fun spring & summer events! Check local Groupons to get discounts.
Or see this picture of a girl who use to self-tan and now is taking selfies post-cancer treatments. Disturbing, yet powerful image everyone should see!
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