127 – Pandemic issues, personal health focus, attachment repairs, and visibility


More overview of the coronavirus impact, sadly. Ubiquitous and fast testing (and mask-wearing) needs to be a priority, instead of shutting down commerce and societal functioning for an arbitrary or indefinite time. Risks increase with uncertainty about who’s infected, and typical unhealthy dietary and life habits augment this (smoking is still a major thing in Europe). To promote health and immune function, avoid excess carbs and rancid “vegetable” oils. Practicing self-compassion and love also relates to cultivating a sense of secure attachment. Creating meaning in life is vital as well. Meeting the need for psychological visibility involves nurturing emotional attentiveness and flexibility.

some undue melodrama in this piece, but shows HK and historical overview…
Journalist goes undercover at “wet markets”, where the Coronavirus started | 60 Minutes Australia

this interview shows how minimal the USA testing process has been…
Dr. Anthony Fauci says “everything is on the table” to fight spread of coronavirus

David Ropeik: How Risky Is It, Really? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

self-knowledge, inner understanding and self-actualization via meaning making
Redeeming the Unredeemable: Auschwitz and Man’s Search for Meaning by Timothy E. Pytell

Two books by Nathaniel Branden containing the important questions about childhood

Question #7. Did you feel that you were psychologically visible to your parents? Did you feel real to them? Did your parents seem to make a genuine, thoughtful effort to understand you? Did your parents seem authentically interested in you as a person? Could you talk to your parents about issues of importance and receive interested, meaningful understanding from them?

Nature of secure attachment (Siegel’s 4 S’s—Seen, Soothed, Safe, and Secure)

Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

bumper music
Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)