Telomere Effect: The Mind-Body Connection Biology

Telomeres-Flickr-AJC1Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel’s research shows that the length and health of one’s telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection.

Dr. Blackburn is the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process.

Dr. Epel is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Lab, and the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment, (COAST), Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community, and Associate Director of the NIH-funded UCSF Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC). She studies psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging, with a focus on the telomere/telomerase maintenance system. She also studies the interconnections between emotional processes, eating, and metabolism.

Most of us have an intellectual understanding about the importance of getting enough quality sleep, exercise, and food.  We feel stress and if we believe it is harmful, there can be impacts on our telomeres.

This book explains what to do to improve your telomeres and your health.

Telomere are the an essential part of the human cells that affect how our cells age.1,2


Source: “What is a Telomere?”, https://www.tasciences.com/what-is-a-telomere/

1. Jaskelioff M, et al. Telomerase reactivation reverses tissue degeneration in aged telomerase-deficient mice. Nature. 2011;469:102-107.
2. Sahin E, DePinho RA. Linking functional decline of telomeres, mitochondria and stem cells during ageing. Nature. 2010;464:520-528.

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8 Ways To Put Anyone At Ease | Fast Company

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Eight strategies for being more approachable and fine-tuning your communication skills. The 8 ways are:

  1. Pay Attention
  2. Adapt Your Style
  3. Be Empathetic
  4. Use Their Names
  5. Be Careful Using A Common Phrase
  6. Dig Deeper, But Not Too Deep
  7. Disclose Something About Yourself
  8. Avoid Going Overboard

Read the article for the details and see if any of these are a blind spot for you.

Source: 8 Ways To Put Anyone At Ease | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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Modern Marketing Essentials Guide To Content Marketing

Sylvia Jensen, senior director EMEA marketing of Oracle Marketing Cloud, does an excellent presentation in this webinar on the three core areas of discipline that marketers can benefit from learning more about. The material is exactually what you would want – easy to understand without being simplistic, presented as a framework to allow for adaption to your situation, and full of actionable information.

The webinar was originally given on April 12, 2016.

You will learn:
How to develop a balanced content marketing plan to support your most significant business objectives
How to mine sources of inspiration to help create meaningful content
How to maximize existing content to create additional assets
Content calendar best practices
Ways to get to know your content comrades within your organization
The idea behind ‘content as data’ (and other must-have content marketing metrics)

Enjoy the video!

Avoid 4 Freelancing Mistakes

Making the leap from being a WordPress developer in your spare time or for a boss to going freelance is daunting but exciting. If you’re like me, when you go freelance your focus will be on the work and not on the business side of things. But thinking like that could be a big mistake.

The big mistages are:

  1. Mistake #1: Undercharging
    1. Solution – Work out your rate following this simple process
  2. Mistake #2: No Contract
    1. Don’t work without it because you need to know and agree on what will be done, payment schedule (I suggest weekly invoicing and payment), and what happens if something go wrong
  3. Mistake #3: No Project Brief
    1. Summary of project timelines, details of exactly what will be done, each parties responsibilties, criteria for success, and who does what after project completed
  4. Mistake #4: No Deposit
    1. Some client may push back but stand firm as this is how you work, it is an industry practice, and is part of the contract they signed

Great stuff and you can read all of it at the link below.

Source: 4 Freelancing Mistakes That Are Costing You Cash (and How to Avoid Them) – WPMU DEV by Rachel McCollin