Letting go, giving myself over to the serenity of doing nothing but staring at little feathered weirdos, was enough to put gas in the emotional tank — while making me consider going to the sporting goods store and finally buying binoculars. (MIC)
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How We Feel Mirrors How We Think
Research is now looking into how cognitive distortions affect everyday language by analyzing people’s social network messages. This naturalistic approach to language analysis is improving our understanding of the connection between how we think and how we feel. So here’s a look at that work, together with some examples of cognitive distortions that you might find in your own thinking. (Elemental)
Yale’s Happiness Professor Says Anxiety Is Destroying Her Students
There’s an enormous culture around us of capitalism that’s telling us to buy things and a hustle-achievement culture that destroys my students in terms of anxiety. We’re also fighting cultural forces that are telling us, “You’re not happy enough; happiness could just be around the corner.” Part of it’s all the information out there about happiness, which can be hard to sift through, but a lot of it is a deeper thing in our culture that seems to be leading us astray.(New York Times)
Prolific audio naturalist Martyn Stewart has released a free collection of his remarkable recordings before his passing
The Cheap Drug Billionaires Take To Live Longer?
Doctors Urge More ‘Lifestyle Medicine,’ Fewer Pharmaceuticals
Six ways to ‘prevent, treat, and often reverse’ chronic diseases (elemental)
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