Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, founder of The Flourishing Center (which offers a certificate in applied positive psychology), discusses the science behind positive psychology. Emiliya and I discuss the following topics:
- How research can be “me”-search
- How to add mindfulness to a meal
- Overcoming bulimia and loving her body
- The science of well-being
- How physical pain is different from social pain and what happens to the body
- How learned helplessness has turned into learned hopefulness
- Activity hacks, such as desk bikes, standing desks, vibration plates, pull-up bars, meditation cushions, and massage balls can help “energize the brain”
Serena Marie, RD, shares how bulletproof coffee consists of coffee, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil (or coconut oil), and grass-fed butter blended together. Benefits include the following:
- Coffee beans provide powerful antioxidants, and caffeine suppresses appetite.
- Coconut oil/MCT helps upregulate fat burning instead of sugar burning.
- Grass-fed butter contains vitamins A, D, K, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Serena prefers eating a diet that is more balanced, and since bulletproof coffee is a high-calorie option that does not provide vitamins/minerals from vegetables and is protein poor, she does not think it’s a healthy, daily choice.
Links and resources discussed on this episode include the following:
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