General Health

Evan on May 15th, 2010

On the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I had a guest post where I said that I didn’t believe that the Biblical approach was a punitive morality. One commenter said they would like me to say more about this. So this post is for Lex. (It is about my understanding of Biblical Christianity – […]

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When we set out to study old age, we are to some extent studying recent history. We are studying the way the currently old behaved in their youth and middle age. And this can be 20, 50 or even 70 or more years ago, if we are looking at the very old. Things have changed […]

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Evan on February 19th, 2010

Personal Development for Smart People: the conscious pursuit of personal growth by Steve Pavlina I like Steve Pavlina I like Steve Pavlina – I like his adrenalin-junkie style. I like how he pushes the boundaries and is always trying stuff (like sleeping twenty minutes every four hours instead in one block as usual). I like […]

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Evan on December 3rd, 2009

My second guest post for the week on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog is Small Steps are Small, But Over Time They Add Up. (You will note that they are both about half the usual length.) This was originally the lead in to my other post on responding to boredom (I thought that […]

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Evan on September 25th, 2009

Some years ago now some researchers wanted to study the oldest and healthiest populations. They marked these on a map with blue circles. And so these areas came to be known as “Blue Zones”. There is an on-going project to research these long-lived and healthy people. The results of studying these people – giving us […]

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One of the more remarkable developments of the last decade or so is the Slow Food movement. (It has now grown well beyond a focus on food and eating.) It has spread throughout the world and has many thousands of members. The name may be a bit misleading. It is about more than slowness. The […]

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Evan on August 24th, 2009

Can we predict how healthy we will be in our old age? We all have an interest in the answer to this question! Most of us, I would think, want to know what will give us a healthy old age. A word of caution: These predictions are about statistics and averages – which means that […]

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Evan on August 11th, 2009

I’ve just written a new eBook. It is called Thriving in Your Situation. Buy it now by clicking here. When I sat down to write it I wanted to be sure that what I had to say was really worthwhile. I thought I would write about how to be as happy as possible whatever situation […]

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