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Mental & Emotional Health

As many of you have heard me discuss, longevity is a balance of lifespan (living longer) and healthspan (living better). I want to take a moment to focus specifically on one of the key elements of living better: emotional health.

While this is a bit of a nebulous concept, to me it encompasses happiness, emotional resilience and distress tolerance, mindfulness, stillness, and fulfillment, among others. It touches on our sense of individual purpose, as well as our ability to engage in meaningful and supportive relationships with those we love.

Below is a collection of past articles and podcasts discussing the topic of mental and emotional health. My hope is this past content can serve as helpful resources to dive deeper into this topic.

A suicide safety net at the Golden Gate Bridge

A juxtaposition of beauty and tragedy

#191 – Revolutionizing our understanding of mental illness with optogenetics | Karl Deisseroth M.D., Ph.D.

“It turns out that behavioral states that mammals have, they can be cleanly broken apart into these features, and we could show that with optogenetics.” —Karl Deisseroth

#190 – Paul Conti, M.D.: How to heal from trauma and break the cycle of shame

“Trauma changes the instrument that we use to understand our trauma. It’s changing our brain.” —Paul Conti

How do you move forward after making a fatal mistake?

Accepting the limits of  personal control

Qualy #2 – The 5 habits Tim Ferriss returns to most reliably

This episode of The Qualys is from podcast: Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilience. Subscribe on: APPLE PODCASTS | RSS | GOOGLE…

#186 – Patrick Radden Keefe: The opioid crisis—origin, guilty parties, and the difficult path forward

“Today the opioid crisis is a heroin and fentanyl crisis… absent Oxycontin, we might not be where we are today.” —Patrick Radden Keefe

#178 – Lance Armstrong: The rise, fall, and growth of a cycling legend

“That guy needed to die and a new guy needed to come around.” —Lance Armstrong

How should we do drugs now?; searching for a Bob Ross painting

A few things worth checking out: 08/22/2021

#172 – Esther Perel: The effects of trauma, the role of narratives in shaping our worldview, and why we need to accept uncomfortable emotions

I don’t fundamentally believe that one can know oneself without knowing oneself in relationship to others.” —Esther Perel

Alternative perspectives on drug use and addiction

Considerations for drug use and treatment

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