Listen to this inspirational TED talk by Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal. In my earlier post on Voluntary Stress, I wrote about the importance of attitude in how the body and mind respond to stress. McGonigal’s presentation here makes a nice connection between the psychology and the hormonal physiology of stress. Towards the end of the talk there is a very interesting discussion of oxytocin and the social dimension of the successful stress response.
Thanks to Tony Kiel and Marnia Robinson for each making me aware of this great talk.