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SuperBetter


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I recently started listening to TED Talks (FYI, NPR has a TED Talks Hour show that is being picked up by my local station, and I couldn't be more thrilled) and this one caught my interest.

"When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life."

Here is the link:
www.ted.com/talks/jane_m
cgonigal_the_game_that_can
_give_you_10_extra_years_o
f_life.html


With SP we are ALREADY doing many of these life extending daily activites, so thank you AGAIN SparkFriends for making my life better! We move to earn fitness minutes, we have a multitude of ways to use our brains for mental stimulation, we have the supportive community, and we keep focusing on the positive (and our NSV) to become more resilient.
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford"
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SHAKINGTHETREE 7/9/2013 11:19AM

    I JUST searched through SparkPeople to see if anyone else was using SuperBetter - just watched the TEDtalk about it on NetFlix, and I've downloaded the app on my phone. So far, I really like it - it's a fun addition to what I'm already doing here. :)

Glad to see others have seen this TED talk - amazing what people are figuring out nowadays to help us learn to live happy, healthy, adventurous and more enriching lives!

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ADRIENALINE 7/25/2012 12:59PM

    Thanks for sharing. I don't think our NPR has this show but i'll find out.

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HEALTHYLISA 7/24/2012 9:29PM

    Watched all 19:31 minutes of it ! Even replayed part of it ! Thanks for sharing !

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 7/24/2012 8:54PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I had never heard of TED before, but I also found their podcasts on iTunes, so I'll be able to hear them while I'm out walking. Thanks!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/24/2012 5:01PM

    That's great!!

God bless,

Dee

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GETFIT2LIVE 7/24/2012 4:51PM

    Good stuff!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/24/2012 4:28PM

    Love TED and Jane McGonigal rocks as well. I came across her awesome video in my last grad school class. Amazing stuff.

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BOGUSANNIE 7/24/2012 1:11PM

    I have never heard of Ted Talks...must look in to it! Thanks :)

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JILLITA55 7/24/2012 12:09PM

    You are fabulous!

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