Skip to content

Show + Tell

Healthier people have healthier friends.  Less healthy people have less healthy friends.  Kale eating gives way to kale eating, and smoking gives way to smoking.  So asserts Nicholas Christakis, a Yale physician and researcher who is an expert in the relationships between social networks and health.  His research is compelling — leveraging the ever-increasing information we have about how people are connected to more deeply understand the nature versus nurture debate.  He has a few TED talks that are worth watching if you’re interested in learning more.

Knowing that science supports contagion — or the way networks influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors — we all have huge opportunities to positively influence our children / friends / parents / neighbors / colleagues.  These opportunities manifest in both what we do and what we say.  Influence isn’t about lengthy lessons…it’s about consistent modeling and making sure what we say what we do and do what we say.  For example, if you want your kids to…

Eat well?
Fill your own plate with the rainbow.

Get fit?
Show up to breakfast sweaty and full of endorphins.

Love learning?
Live a curious life.

Serve others?
Give the world more than you take from it.

Be grateful?
Say thanks.

Work hard?
Work hard.

Love themselves?
Love yourself.

Know your power, use it for good, and be the change you want to see in the world.

What are you going to show and tell the people you love today?

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. It’s also true that it’s much easier to change an unhealthy habit into a healthy one when you have people around you doing the same thing. I’m trying to go vegan right now, and it’s much easier to know that my brother is supporting me with the endeavor.

    July 30, 2014
  2. Love love LOVE the list!

    July 30, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Brynn Harrington

strategy + facilitation + communication

Alphabet Scramble

Learning from parenting and life, while trying to get dinner on the table

The Lemonade Chronicles

A quixotic quest for the bright side.

The Balanced Life

A Pilates-inspired lifestyle with Robin Long

mamajamas mom

don't sweat the baby stuff

The Office Blend

ALL THINGS WORK LIFE

The Development Sherpa

by SBK & Associates

wellfesto

hacking health, designing life

Rudeysroom

Rudey's Room

Building Customer Driven SaaS Products | Jason Evanish

Posts on Lean Startups, Jobs to Be Done, Customer Development and Leadership

Jason Good

JASON GOOD - writer and comedian

www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Workweek and Lifestyle Design Blog

Reflections Corner

hacking health, designing life

Brain Pickings

hacking health, designing life

Greater Good In Brief

hacking health, designing life

%d bloggers like this: