Can you imagine what your life would be like, or how you would be as a person, if you had a little less stress everyday?  Not NO stress, but just a little less than your usual.  Would you be more cheerful?  Less irritable?  Be more energetic?  Have more patience?

Building our personal resilience allows us to better cope with the stress we encounter everyday and lessen its effects on us.  Learn more about resilience in this video from HeartMath Institute  (published on Jul 7, 2015 ).

In one of my favorite video lectures, Dr. Mike Evans gives a convincing answer to the question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health?”

Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Conceived, written, and presented by Dr. Mike Evans
Illustrated by Liisa Sorsa
Produced, directed, and filmed by Nick De Pencier
Picture and sound edit by David Schmidt
Gaffer, Martin Wojtunik
Whiteboard construction by James Vanderkleyn
Production assistant, Chris Niesing
©2011 Michael Evans and Mercury Films Inc.

The Human Microbiome is the community of tiny single-cell organisms that are living in and on our bodies.  Rob Knight is one of the pioneers studying human microbes and their relationship to our overall health.  He says, “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome.”

Learn more in this video of his TED talk (published Feb 23, 2015).