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Chef Ani #blog #channel - "I am a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of New York City. I love to cook and have been in the kitchen as far back as I can remember. A life-long vegetarian and now a plant-based chef, I enjoy junk food as much as the next guy, but realize that though it tastes good, it is not good for me. Have you ever heard the saying: “You are what you eat”? Well, science is telling us that this is absolutely true. The food choices we make today are super important to how we feel and operate tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could come up with recipes that do both, taste delicious and make us feel wonderful? That is my quest."
Darebee - "The Darebee Resource is an independent fitness resource run and maintained by a small group of volunteers and fitness professionals. Here we make fitness accessible, make training fun and make a healthy lifestyle easier to start and maintain – on a budget. We believe that fitness is not a privilege, it should be made this accessible for everyone - not just people who can pay for it."
Deep Medicine #book - "Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship–the heart of medicine–is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard."
OpenNotes - "OpenNotes is the international movement that’s making health care more transparent. It urges doctors, nurses, therapists, and others to invite patients to read the notes they write to describe a visit. We call these opennotes."
Spoon theory #article - Wikipedia. "Spoon theory[a] is a metaphor that is used to describe the amount of mental or physical energy a person has available for daily activities and tasks. The theory was developed by Christine Miserandino as a way to express how it felt to have lupus. She used spoons to provide a visual representation of units of energy that a person might have and how chronic illness forces her to plan out her days and actions in advance, so as not to run out of energy, or spoons, before the end of the day."
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Cinema Therapy: Psychology of a Hero: TONY STARK two-parter
- Psychology of a Hero: TONY STARK & PTSD #video - "Why does Tony Stark have PTSD symptoms in Iron Man 3, when he came through previous adventures seemingly unscathed? Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright break down what causes Tony's breakdown in Iron Man 3, how he gets through it, and how that relates to real life trauma or anxiety. They also talk about Tony's narcissism, problem-solving, and relationships. And how Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man launched the Marvel franchise and changed the landscape of modern movies."
- Psychology of a Hero: TONY STARK & Narcissism #video - "How does this genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist overcome his arrogance, ego, guilt, and PTSD? Tony Stark can think his way out of almost any problem, but what happens when he can't? Or when he can't protect the people he cares about? Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright finish out Tony Stark's character arc in part 2 of this deep dive into the psychology of Iron Man. They talk about handling guilt, dealing with trauma, and building and repairing relationships. And the absolutely stellar writing in the MCU, and stunning performances from Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, and more."
Psychiatrist Breaks Down Mental Health Scenes From Movies & TV #video - "Psychiatrist Eric Bender breaks down mental health scenes from movies and TV, including 'Joker,' 'The Undoing,' 'BoJack Horseman,' 'Rain Man,' 'As Good as it Gets,' 'Girl Interrupted,' 'Inside Out,' 'Lars and the Real Girl,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'A Beautiful Mind.'"
Psychology of a Hero: ANNA #video - "Anna is in many ways the opposite of her sister Elsa - she is open, trusting, warm, and loyal. This turns out to be both and strength and a weakness for Anna. Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright discuss Anna's journey from anxious attachment to healthier relationships. Because of being pushed away by her sister and isolated from other people, she tries, sometimes a little desperately, to form close relationships and keep people close to her. They talk about how this can open you up to manipulation, and how to move to healthier attachment." Anxious attachment style.
Psychology of a Hero: ELSA #video - "Elsa shuts people out because she doesn't want to hurt the people she loves - especially her sister Anna. But shutting them out is what actually ends up hurting them. Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright take a look at Disney's iconic ice queen Elsa and her transformation as she learns to face her fears, accept herself, and open her heart. In both Frozen movies, Elsa pushes people away to try to protect them, and has to learn that by actually letting people in and learning to trust herself and others, she can not only harness her powers but also repair and build healthy relationships." Avoider attachment style.
Villain Therapy: JOKER #video - "Arthur Fleck's swings between manic episodes and serious depression can teach us a bit about what bipolar disorder looks like in real life. Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright take a look at the circumstances that lead Arthur Fleck to become the Joker. When you look at the ways his actions and emotions relate to bipolar disorder, and pair that with some pretty major trauma in his childhood and other circumstances in his life, we've got a really interesting character to look at from a psychological standpoint. And absolutely brilliant filmmaking that bring it to life."
6 Ways That Night-time Phone Use Destroys Your Sleep #article - "I see many people in my medical work who are looking for sleeping pills because they can’t get a good night’s rest. Coaching clients, too, complain of trouble winding down, poor sleep and broken sleep. The first thing I target? The phone."
Scientists Discovered How Sleep Cleans Toxins From Your Brain #video - "No surprise: sleep is essential to being a functioning, healthy human being. And new research looks even further into how sleep actually helps us maintain clean brains—but what does that mean?"
Effects of Bite Count Feedback from a Wearable Device and Goal Setting on Consumption in Young Adults #paper - "Providing feedback on the number of bites taken from a wearable intake monitor can reduce overall intake during a single meal. Regarding the first research question, providing feedback significantly reduced intake in both plate size groups and reduced the overall number of bites taken. Regarding the second research question, participants were successful in eating to their goals. However, individuals in the low goal condition appeared to compensate for the restricted goal by taking larger bites, leading to comparable levels of consumption between the low and high goal groups. Hence, the interaction of technology with goals should be considered when introducing a health intervention."
The Hacker's Diet #article - Wikipedia. "The Hacker's Diet (humorously subtitled "How to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition") is a diet plan created by the founder of Autodesk, John Walker, outlined in an electronic book of the same name, that attempts to aid the process of weight loss by more accurately modeling how calories consumed and calories expended actually impact weight. Walker notes that much of our fat free mass introduces signal noise when trying to determine how much weight we're actually losing or gaining. With the help of a graphing tool (Excel is used in the book), he addresses these problems. Factoring in exercise, and through counting calories, one can calculate one's own total energy expenditure (basal metabolic rate, thermic effect of food, and day-to-day exercise) and cut back calorie intake or increase exercise to lose weight."