The Unmentionables panel at Health 2.0 addressed issues we don’t talk about in public but which deeply affect our health and well-being. I posted the first set of videos last week — here is the second batch.
Michael Painter, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talked about his personal perspective on stress and building a culture of health:
“You cannot get stronger without stress…but the more you stress your body, the more you have to pay attention to rest and recovery. Or you will burn out, get injured, or get sick. It’s time to fix the culture of stress.” – Mike Painter
Mike also wrote about the connection between stress and health on the RWJF blog.
Kent Bradley, of Safeway Health, spoke about how purpose, drive, and community encourage a more balanced, driven life:
“You can ignite an engine, but if the tank is empty, they are not going to go very far. We need to build capacity and ways to fill the tank so when individuals get activated they are able to sustain the change they make in their lives.” – Kent Bradley
If you’d like to learn more about Kent and his work at Safeway Health, start here: How The Things We Don’t Speak About Impact Our Health.
Victor Strecher, of the University of Michigan, addressed the #1 Unmentionable — death:
Note that this video includes Vic’s talk and a demo of his app (which I have used and written about, too). If you watch to the end you’ll learn Vic’s life hack (no alcoholic drinks allowed unless he meditated that day).
“Ideally, I’d like to see people become better researchers of themselves. I’m tired of motivation and am more interested in making you a better philosopher of your own life.” – Vic Strecher
Learn more about Vic’s book and app: On Purpose.
Maureen O’Connor, of Mosaic Health Solutions, spoke about how to take the concept of the Unmentionables to scale – and the importance of the Health 2.0 community working together to make that happen:
“What if the care team cared about the financial stress in someone’s life, or a tough relationship, or caring for an elderly parent as much as they cared about blood pressure?” – Maureen O’Connor