If you haven't exactly understood what people mean when they talk about "mindfulness," you might get it this time. This is a very clear description of mindfulness by a 7-year-old who really understands it.Read More
I take 400 mg of chelated magnesium every day in addition to the magnesium I get from eating foods like almonds and spinach. But it wasn't a simple path to figure out what kind of magnesium to take, or to understand what I should expect it to do.Read More
My neurologist listened to my concerns and then replied, “This problem — the problem of perfectionism and anxiety — is getting bigger and bigger every day.”
She described seeing an average of three people a day suffering from some form of chronic physical pain who had one thing in common: perfectionism. “It’s extremely common in the tech industry,” she said. “These people are very successful. They want to do everything right.”Read More
Shridhar Reddy was a colleague of mine. We always had great conversations at lunch. Afterward, I’d often find a mysterious book on my desk on a wide array of topics — from Winnebagos to UX design to nature journaling.
Shridhar mentioned he had stopped taking photos and started drawing on his daily runs. I wanted to know more. The shift felt like it could help others. It signaled creative regeneration.Read More
Some of these terms came from Meredith (founder of BV), some from articles or tv shows, and many from the BV Slack group. Understanding the lingo helps understand the concepts, so that's why we're creating one place to be able to refer to it all.Read More
Pratigya Esther Ram is a 19-year-old undergrad commerce student in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in India. She wrote her anxiety a letter, and this is how it begins...
If I could say three words to you, I would undoubtedly say 'please stop'. You silently laugh that I can't count but honestly I'm too tired to give a second thought to something that's been on my mind for far too long now. I've been meaning to say this for quite sometime, or maybe since the day we started and I was scared to say this until now, but I don't think this is working out....Read More
A few days ago, Prince Harry appeared on the first episode of a new mental health podcast in the UK. You can listen to the full 27 minute interview here. Note that the angle of the coverage is, predictably, taking the “good for him” angle.
When I hear Harry’s voice in the interview, this is how I feel...Read More