Tag Archive: emotional health

Downtime

The Upside of Downtime

The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards. In the mid-1980s, physician and author Victoria Sweet, MD, was doing her internal-medicine residency at San Francisco’s Kaiser hospital. She worked 110 hours a week, getting time off only every fourth night, after a 34-hour shift. It was then that Sweet discovered the necessity of a little idleness.

10 Articles

10 Interesting Articles in 2014

Here are 10 articles from 2014 that I found especially interesting. There are 3 articles about the microbiome and the bugs in our gut. The most fascinating one is the research showing that the bugs in our gut may be driving our appetite, cravings and moods, driving us to eat what they want. I had to include the important piece from Men's Journal, on how every time you walk into a physician’s office, you run the risk of overtreatment. This is essential reading if you haven't seen it yet! There are also articles on some unusual beneficial effects of exercise and the detrimental effects of sitting too long. And obviously I had to include posts about the benefits of fat and the evils of sugar.

News Media

Treat Media Consumption Just Like Binge Eating

A few months ago, as I was wrapping up the next day's work preparations and shutting down my electronics for the evening, I noticed a new email in my inbox. It was a New York Times News Alert informing me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The brief email offered few details but informed me that President Obama would be appearing on TV imminently with an announcement. Compelled, I clicked the link to the promised live-video stream and waited, looking at a placeholder screen and this message:A few months ago, as I was wrapping up the next day's work preparations and shutting down my electronics for the evening, I noticed a new email in my inbox. It was a New York Times News Alert informing me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The brief email offered few details but informed me that President Obama would be appearing on TV imminently with an announcement. Compelled, I clicked the link to the promised live-video stream and waited, looking at a placeholder screen and this message:

Disease to Please

Disease to Please

Let’s get right to it. Do you have the disease to please? Getting a diagnosis is as easy as answering the following 4 questions: Do you say yes when you really want to say no? Do you apologize often? When you are actually not sorry?