Video # 1 Ever wonder how your ancestors survived horrific stress? Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive. "We are not distressed by things, but by our view of things". Changing your attitude about stress, saves your life. Ted.com | 13 min | 2013
This very first Unlocking US Podcast explores how stress we become when we must face a change or a challenge for the very first time. She calls this the FFT. 2020 37 min.
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Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. 2015 5 min.
Why the pursuit of happiness can feel like being on a treadmill and how to get off it. This year, with a pandemic and a recession, unwinding seems out of reach. It feels like an accomplishment if we even know what day of the week it is. Every day feels like Blurs-day .
Psychologist Elizabeth Dunn studies happiness
August2020 | 51 minutes.
Question: "How can I survive something as awful as this pandemic? It's the worst thing that has ever happened!" Answer: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, provides a template for resilient survival.
6 minute video shares major coping tools.
#9 Use this audio to calm your mind and center yourself with self-compassion. Pema Chödrön & Tami Simon: Compassionate Abiding" on YouTube April 30 2020 40 min.
Podcast #10 Dealing with Difficult Times. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast - Pema Chödrön: Dealing with Difficult Times (39 min)
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