Two new books explore how the way we think about aging, food, medicine, and exercise has surprising physical effects.
Very interesting perspectives--how our perceptions of things can affect their actual effects/outcomes. Something I'd never really thought about!
I only got through reading your first two paragraphs before I had to stop and come here to comment. I’ve spent a lot of time sharing weird stories with my boyfriend about a collection of overall insignificant experiences I had as an adolescent that have totally shaped who I am today as a 30 year old woman. The foundation of my insecurities and anxiety I face are based around things that NOW seem so silly and so normal to life as a young person, but at the time I thought were so unique and f***ed up. I guess I’m just here to say that it’s so wild you’re writing about this today because we sat at a small bar for a few hours last discussing this very same topic! Our adolescent years are so dang hard, weird, and messed up haha
i know this to be true as i am still alive after being told i would be dead in days, many times. i am wondering how far this can be taken? for example if i expect that i can live and be healthy exclusively
on big macs and fries, will it work? or how about being shot with a gun? or maybe walking on water? recently i was once again told i was dying, and no medical procedure could help. i chose to see this a a transformation from my old body to something more. it worked, i am not only alive, but the transformation is happening as i expected.
Hi Susanna, as my mom and aunt had dementia (& their sister had Alzheimer’s) I have my moments of panic as you, when I can’t find my keys or recall a name. think all our brains were affected by the past two years of Covid isolation. Years back, I had a client who would approve my color selections when I used unique names such as greige…I think this made his conservative nature feel “cool”!