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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.

MDMA for PTSD?

MDMA-assisted therapy gets one step closer to its projected 2023 FDA approval

Psilocybin for depression?

The psychedelic drug goes head-to-head with Lexapro in a recent trial

#146 – Guy Winch, Ph.D.: Emotional first aid and how to treat psychological injuries

“We have a choice in the stories we tell ourselves. We don’t have choice about the facts, we have choice about our organization, our perspective, and the narrative we create around them.” —Guy Winch

More than a meme

You can’t judge a book by its cover

#142 – Robert Abbott: The Bobby Knight story—a cautionary tale of unchecked anger, ego, and winning at all costs

“That’s the genius of Coach Knight—how well read was, how he can motivate people. But ultimately, like Icarus, he didn’t understand his flaw and he flew too close to the sun. He couldn’t control his temper.” —Robert Abbott

#139 – Kristin Neff, Ph.D.: The Power of Self-Compassion

“It’s not that self-esteem is bad. We want to feel worthy. It’s really why we feel worthy, how we feel worthy, that’s important.” —Kristin Neff

A few things worth sharing: 11-08-2020

Mental health; Minty-fresh toothpaste

#135 – BJ Miller, M.D.: How understanding death leads to a better life

People die much more miserable than they need to because they haven’t dared to look at this thing called death before it’s too late.” —BJ Miller

A few things worth sharing: 09-13-2020

The Lost Years and Last Days of David Foster Wallace.

Robin Williams

This Tuesday marks the tragic anniversary of the death of Robin Williams.

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