Tag Archives: stress

Live Well and SHINE ON with Kim Garin

By | August 17, 2016

This whole Bert Betterman thing has been great for me…and hopefully at least semi-okay for readers too. It’s been good fun, good learning, and an opportunity for self-expression that’s really helped me remember who I am and develop the future of me along the way. Lately, though, I’ve discovered how much projects like this can… Read More »

Betterman Does Braces…As an Adult

By | July 17, 2016

I often get asked by my friends, family, and coworkers, “What’s it like wearing braces?” This usually comes from those who either never had braces or those who did but had them so long ago – the appropriate time to have them – that they have since forgotten. Now that I got my braces off this… Read More »

Pain Introspection

By | February 5, 2016

Relatively speaking, I haven’t made a lot of bad decisions or done a lot of crazy, ill-advised things in my life. I’ve always been the type to follow directions, do what you’re told, and respect authority, which I think is predominantly a good thing. No one is perfect, though, and it also helps to be… Read More »

Misunderstood Meditation

By | January 3, 2015

Generally speaking, we have avoided meditation, and it is all a great misunderstanding. The images of meditation pervasive throughout most of American culture are usually those of bald heads, robes, Buddha, and droning noises or strange music with bowls, bells, and chimes. It is seen as something complex, hard to understand, and requiring too much… Read More »

Bert Betterman Optimizes the Office

By | March 8, 2014

It took me a while to figure out how biologically stressful my job was. As I’ve said before, working for an investment company with a roof over my head to keep me out of the elements and away from “back-breaking” labor seemed to be a much better option than building, digging, and carrying things. And… Read More »

Bert Betterman Does Cold Thermogenesis

By | February 8, 2014

I am finding this new concept – or at least new to me for sure – of evolutionary medicine quite fascinating. The philosophy basically uses our understanding of how humans evolved to figure out why they may get sick and fixing the underlying causes of disease – creating health – rather than figuring out how… Read More »