This is not as trivial as I had expected it would be, but coming from TED, how could…

This is not as trivial as I had expected it would be, but coming from TED, how could I have expected any less?

After watching this YouTube video – here's a link to her game site if you're intrigued:

Reshared post from +Panah Rad

game can give you 10 extra years of life?


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing, Panah! Love it. Been feeling overwhelmed recently – this looks like a great way to make small goals towards feeling better 🙂

  2. I thought of Frat first and foremost, too. I shared this with him with notification. Hopefully he and one other person who I notified doesn't feel my notification was irritating. (Not sure if he or they are really on here.)

  3. That was pretty cool.  After the suicide attempt and the week in the mental hospital, Tara and I are making a lot of changes to be more active, to do more different things.  I'm pushing through a lot of depression, doing things until it's gone.  I never thought that would happen.  Yes, I'm still having the migraines (there's a lot of things going on with my brain that nobody can figure out but I know I've had concussions over the years) but for the most part they're much more manageable.  I do still have the ones that I can't get rid of but those are happening less often than before.  I'm in therapy, I'm doing biofeedback, I'm seeing a chiropractor for the chronic pain, I took myself off the narcotic pain meds, etc.  So what she's saying in the video is true.  It's a different way of looking at it.  Now if I can just learn better coping skills when it comes to work…

  4. Mike, thanks for checking the video out. I can't tell you how happy I am to hear from you – and to hear you and Tara are looking to be more active and do different things to keep optimism more prominent than pessimism. Wow – I didn't know you had concussions in your past, and honestly before watching that video, I had no idea a concussion could have that effect on someone. I can't even imagine the difficult path you have been on but know you have lots of people who care about you and appreciate having you here very much.

    I have been giving the game a go myself. As a creative person, I can swing through mild manic as well as depressive stages. (I guess everyone has their ups and downs.) The more manic "I can do anything" (Clean all the things!) is great, but the depressive swing makes simple things people normally wouldn't find challenging to be… unnecessarily "charged" and challenging. (Like calling family or clients and talking with them. What the hell?) +Christy Ramsey shared an article on this and allowed me to see I'm not out of the ordinary with these swings – creative people can go through this, which is comforting to know I'm not alone.

    Anyway, I like that the game helps me look at very small things as accomplishments. Drinking a glass of water to be physically healthier, being sure to connect with at least one person who I care about (on a daily basis) to be emotionally healthier and just bringing a story of something bigger to this very ordinary life makes the game interesting.

    Though, I have to admit, the interface is somewhat confusing! +Dan Ritchey helped me understand it a bit better. I'm so happy he is trying it out, too – I probably would have given up without his help.

    Whether or not you give the game a go, feel free to connect with me, Mike – I care about you and even if I'm just an additional ear that listens, I'd be honored to be of help – and plus, you'd also be helping me by connecting. [smile]


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