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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.

Mental & Emotional Health

#119 – Terry Real: Breaking the cycle of shame, anger, and depression

“Family pathology rolls from generation to generation like a fire in the woods taking down everything in its path until one person, in one generation, has the courage to turn and face the flames. That person brings peace to his ancestors and spares the children that follow.” — Terry Real

COVID-19

#105 – Paul Conti, M.D.: The psychological toll of a pandemic, and the societal problems it has highlighted

“The virus isn’t plotting against us. It doesn’t have intelligence. It’s invisible. In order to unite, we have to recognize our shared humanity.” — Paul Conti

COVID-19

#101 – Ryan Holiday: Finding stillness amidst chaos

“One of the things that hobbies do . . . and a little bit of order and structure in our lives do, is they kind of just protect us from just reacting and reacting and reacting all the time.” — Ryan Holiday

COVID-19

#100 – Sam Harris, Ph.D.: COVID-19—Comprehending the crisis and managing our emotions

“This has been a period of time unlike any other in our lifetimes. . . there’s really no analogy.” — Sam Harris

Mental & Emotional Health

Qualy #125 – Hierarchies in healthcare, physician burnout, and a broken system

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #37 – Zubin Damania, M.D.: Revolutionizing healthcare one hilariously inspiring video at…

Mental & Emotional Health

Qualy #116 – Dealing with anger in spots where you know it’s coming

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #34 – Sam Harris, Ph.D.: The transformative power of mindfulness.

Mental models

#93 – AMA with Jason Fried: Work-life balance, avoiding burnout, defining success, company culture, and more

“Success is not defined by revenue targets or big numbers. It’s defined by, ‘Do I want to go to work tomorrow and do the same thing I did the day before? Am I enjoying this? Do I like the people I’m working with? Am I challenging myself intellectually and creatively?” Those are the things that matter.’” — Jason Fried

Mental & Emotional Health

#90 – Ryan Holiday: Stillness, stoicism, and suffering less

“My goal in my life is to be great at what I do. . . but to have some semblance of a normal life, to not be so lopsided, to not be miserable, to actually like what I’m doing.” — Ryan Holiday

Mental & Emotional Health

Qualy #94 – Comparing the two broad types of meditation, and Peter’s favorite meditation apps

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #34 – Sam Harris, Ph.D.: The transformative power of mindfulness.

Mental & Emotional Health

A new year

A couple of unrelated events over the past few months have led me to view 2020 as a year to implement some new routines around my mental and emotional health.

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