Seriously Unwell: Narcissism

Some people just live for the applause (side note: this video inspires nightmares). “Narcissist” is frequently used interchangeably with phrases such as “ego-maniac” and “self-centered”. Surprisingly (at least to me), research proves that most of us (80%!) rate ourselves as more dependable, smarter, friendlier, harder-working, less prejudiced, and better in bed than others; and actually, this…

Too Many Decisions, Too Little Time

How many decisions do you think that you made today? Hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands? It’s impossible to really calculate an answer; a lot of our decisions are made subconsciously. You can bet that it’s a lot, though. What research has proven for certain is that judges are more likely to deny parole at the…

Psychoneuroimmun…what?

My definition of psychoneuroimmunology is “how stress and sadness make you sick”. Technically, the formal definition is, “a branch of medicine that deals with the influence of emotional states (as stress) and nervous system activities on immune function in relation to the onset and progression of disease.” We now know that the immune system communicates…

When Wellness Died

We took a good idea, chopped it into a million meaningless pieces and worked it to death. Now we have this idea that “wellness” on a corporate level comes down to having your blood drawn for lipid and glucose measurement and filling out what is essentially a really long survey about what you eat, whether…

One More Way That Work is Killing You: The Dangers of Multitasking

How many things have you given your full attention to today? If you’re like most everyone, it isn’t many. And while you might think that you’re doing a really great job at keeping 100 balls in the air simultaneously (maybe only dropping a few dozen here or there), the sad truth is that you are…