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374: Kelly McGonigal | The Upside of Stress

Kelly McGonigal (@kellymcgonigal) is a research psychologist, a lecturer at Stanford University, and an award-winning science writer. She is the author of The Joy of Movement, The Willpower Instinct, and The Upside of Stress.

What We Discuss with Kelly McGonigal:

  • How much does the way you think about stress affect your health?

  • Contrary to what medical professionals have been telling you for years, can there really be such a thing as good stress?

  • Why trying to shame someone out of a harmful coping mechanism (overeating, smoking, etc.) can generate the very stress that prompts reliance on that mechanism.

  • How anxiety, pangs of loneliness, and other indications of stress can be seen as calls to action instead of triggers for inappropriate responses.

  • How do genetics play into your relationship with stress?

  • And much more...

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