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Satiety: a concept for resilience Get Fit for (CHI) 2018 (#gf4c18)

By m.c. schraefel – chi Health Chair – @mcphoo

We are always hungry.

No kidding. Really. There’s only a short window of time when we’ve finished a meal in which our bodies tell us we’ve had enough.

By getting to know your body’s workings a little better you can use this knowledge to eat better, perform better, feel more satisfied and – if you want to – burn fat while you’re doing it.

The big win here is to leverage TIME to help ensure you get feeling full while you have a meal.

A big help to ensure you can do this: 20minutes head start; and then start with Red/Green.

THE 20 MINUTE TRIGGER

If you are ravenous at the end of the day and get set to wolf down a meal because you’re hungry, you will likely overeat. This is how man vs food type competitions and Food Network shows work: if you gorge under 20 minutes, you beat your hormones in your gut – and you can eat pretty much as much as you can swallow in that period.

It takes those signals that long to figure out you’re actually eating. After 20mins of gorge, it’s like walking on hot coals: sure you can do 10feet; longer, no matter who you are, you feel it. Go ahead and time your next pig out. Does it go much beyond a steady state 20?

Start the Hormone Clock, pre meal

To take advantage of the satiety effect that begins at 20mins, get the hormonal clock running. 20mins before you sit down for a meal, have something small/thin to eat. A cup of miso soup; a slice of turkey, a half a navel orange, half a scoop of protein powder – any one of those real food things. BONUS: drink even a small glass of water with this small bite.

Use FOOD order

For your meal, start with the RED STUFF (using the red box/green box concepts from the previous posts – red is stuff that had eyes or breathed – for plant eaters its the fungi and legumes and pulses) Yes for greater satiety longer – make sure you have the equivalent of something the size of your palm as your red thing. If you’re a guy, have two palms.

The red stuff is a great place to go at night if you have the munchies: if you’re really hungry have some red stuff. IF you find you don’t want the Red, you’re likely not really hungry. Go for water. You might be struggling on hydration. No kidding.

Greens

Check in with yourself during your meal: are you starting to feel full? How full? 80%? 100% 120%% (ie stuffed?)

Just so you know: having more, once you hit 80% full, won’t help with the satiety signals waning after you eat. You will get hungry again. In about the same amount of time. The difference is whether ya overeat before getting there.

Pale Colours – Last if there at all

And finally to improve satiety overall: if you’re having white or yellow range coloured stuff on your plate, unless its also cruciferous (ie cauliflower), WAIT till the end of your meal – if you still want it (or put it back in the fridge)

WARNING Ok, truth: the above on the white stuff is code for “processed food” – stuff where the colour or texture or fibre has been drained out of it like the delicious pasta, bread, pizza, white rice – processed food takes out bits that are in whole food that turn on the hormones that trigger our satiety. It’s why ya can’t feel satisfied on donuts; only stuffed, and then still hungry. So one of the best ways to ensure you feel more full and satisfied rather than stuffed uncomfortable and even guilty is: go for whole, minimally processed food. You’ll be able to tune what you’re doing – like triggering satiety – easier.

We can talk more about how to use the white stuff strategically later, but for now – always last if at all.
Power assist Plate – get a plate that is a complete 80%:

Once you learn where 80% full is, and how much is still left on your plate that you really wish you wouldn’t eat after that point, but do because, well, you do (I sure do) – then you can start simply to put out that much on your plate.

Whether you make an agreement with yourself about “no seconds” is another matter.

Position Matters:

IF you’re not sure you’ve hit full at your 80% point, stand up. Really – test it – you’ll find you feel more full once you’re standing than sitting.

 

Practice for the Road

As part of getting fit for CHI – you can take time now to practice any of these tips – how they feel now – and then how you can operationalise them in different circumstances. like

How start the satiety clock 20mins before a meal when you’re on the road? What can you always have in your bag or get to quickly as your go to clock starter?

How can you find an excuse to get up at your 80% point if you’re at a restaurant and want that full assist to slow down?

Later we’ll talk about why buffets are just wired in us to make it impossible – almost – to eat reasonably – and how to learn and practice Buffet Defence.

 

Questions? Comments? Leave ‘em here or find me on twitter too!

 

Pics by m.c.

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Smaller print: Why Trust Me?

i’m m.c. – your CHI Health Chair – besides being a prof in the uk in Computer Science and Human Performance, i’m also a certified nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and movement coach (and i’m insured for just this kind of coaching).

I work with a range of folks from those wanting to get a little leaner to athletes recovering from injury. I also have worked with businesses that want to improve their creative edge – as effortlessly as possible.

Find me on

If you’re interested in learning about this area of physical / mental connection – learning a bit more about kinesiology to the microbiome to inform design – i’m doing a CHI course, (From Resilience to Brilliance

)come on and let’s dig into it.

and

 

if you’d like to explore research around body-centered computing – what the implications for design are from learning about how we work under (and on and around) the skin, please join us for our CHI workshop The Body as a Starting Point
– no position papers required:

just your interest – and a short form – due by Feb 2.

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Going Green: Week 1, Experiment 1 of Get Fit for (CHI) 2018 (#gf4c18)

By m.c. schraefel – chi Health Chair – @mcphoo

Last Friday’s post described how to prepare for the Green Box for this week’s Get Fit for CHI (#gf4c18) practice. As said, the protocol for this week is really simple: , anytime you eat something this week, have something green *first.*

Greens and chocolate

Assuming you’ve done that prep, now it’s time to go for it.

I also suggested a couple of pre-tests you might want to do if you feel like geeking out around your creativity, but those are Above and Beyond.

FOCUS

The basic focus of this week is simply to let yourself focus on what happens when you privilege green at EACH “feeding” (each time you eat anything) for one week.

Tracking

Remember, the tracking is also simple:

  • Did you eat something? Yes/NO
  • If yes, Did you have something green first? Yes/no
  • If yes, what?

That tracking will let you measure compliance. Believe it or not, compliance/consistency is the biggest part of experiencing an effect.

WHY BOTHER TO GO GREEN?

Now you might want to know: why bother with this greening up experiment? Especially if you already have some green say once a day why bother with more?

To answer the last part first:
this is an experiment – so the protocol is amping up what might already be normal – or it might be introducing something pretty novel in eating practices for many. But you can likely think up at least half a dozen reasons why having a focus on a green-ness each feeding will be useful for assessing response(s).

It may seem weird having something green each time you eat this week, but that’s the beauty of an experiment: you know you only have to suck it up for a week. And then assess and tweak from there.

To answer the first part – why bother?
Greens have a lot to do with the foundation layer of everything else we need, and, simply put, just don’t get when most of our diet is within the shades of white to yellow.

MORE WHY LATER

I’m loath to talk about other effects that are supported with the green goodness until later in the week as I don’t want to prejudice your experience about what you find happens. For right now may I just offer that greens have the highest ratio of good and necessary stuff per serving compared with just about anything else.

Red + Green Box Bonus Note

And for those who are doing the Red + Green protocol (also described in the last post), and who do Red that Had Eyes (as opposed to plant based reds), here’s a possibly unexpected RED: offal. Yes if you want the most bang for your nutrient buck, it’s the organs that kick it.

Again, same protocol as green, each time you eat, have whatever you want, just remember: a red and a green first, then anything else you’d like. Really. All our experiments are additive; not denying/subtracting anything.

COMMENTS WELCOME

If you’re participating in this wonderful experiment, please let me know – drop a comment/question here or on twitter @mcphoo.

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Why Trust Me?

i’m m.c. – your CHI Health Chair – besides being a prof in the uk in Computer Science and Human Performance, i’m also a certified nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and movement coach (and i’m insured for just this kind of coaching).

I work with a range of folks from those wanting to get a little leaner to athletes recovering from injury. I also have worked with businesses that want to improve their creative edge – as effortlessly as possible.

Find me on

If you’re interested in learning about this area of physical / mental connection – learning a bit more about kinesiology to the microbiome to inform design – i’m doing a CHI course, (From Resilience to Brilliance) come on and let’s dig into it.

and

if you’d like to explore research around body-centered computing – what the implications for design are from learning about how we work under (and on and around) the skin, please join us for our CHI workshop The Body as a Starting Point – no position papers required: just your interest – and a short form – due by Feb 2.

 

GF4C18 – Prep for the Green Box (post 3)

Get Fit for (CHI) 2018

– the Green Box, Exp 1

By m.c. schraefel – chi Health Chair – @mcphoo

Hello. Welcome to prepping for Week 1, Experiment one of the GetFit for CHI 2018 Mission: The Green Box.

broccoli and green veg

In the past two posts we’ve been talking about developing resilience to support brilliance – and using the next 15 weeks, in three phases, to explore test and build the Knowledge Skills and Practice to Thrive at CHI 2018.

Experiments: Last post was all about the road map of these next 15 weeks, and how in this first phase of that journey, we’re using small experiments. Each week we’ll run a different experiment to test an attribute of the 5 fundamentals, the MEECS – of Move, Eat, Engage, Cogitate, Sleep.

Before each experiment week kicks off, we’ll look at what’s coming up so you can prepare for success. And that’s exactly what we’re doing today:

HOW PREPARE for the Green box – is this post – AND for those who really want a challenge the Green + Red box follows.

Experiment one: the Green Box

This week the experiment will be to see what happens when delivberately increasing greens in your diet.

The protocol is simple: start with green.

Every time you eat – before you eat anything else – have something green first.

Example 1, if you’re sitting down to lunch to have a sandwich, plan ahead to make sure you have something green you can have before you tuck into your sandwhich. That green could be anything from a leafy green salad to enough raw (or cooked) broccoli that would fit into your cupped hands.

Example 2, If you’re planning on having a cookie for a break in the afternoon, find something green – like 5-10 spinach leaves or a few broccoli stems – and have them first – then have your cookie (if you still want your cookie).

That’s it.

The Data
Data collection – well here your ingenuity takes off: you want to track the following two points as easily and effortlessly as possible:

  • did you just eat | yes or no
  • did you have something green before you ate | yes or no

That’s it. You may want to try to remember to record each easting once a day. Or, just for the week, carry around a wee note pad with you – or use your technology of choice – and remember – after each time you eat ANYTHING – to keep a log so that you can see how high or low your complinace has been over the week.

What counts as eating? if you’re ingesting anything that gets digested then you’re eating. Black coffee, water, not eating; tea with milk – you’re consuming all sorts of materials – that counts. And in the experimental protocol that means: find a green first.

BONUS geek out: The Pre-Test If you’d like to evaluate the efficacy of the effect of one week of concentrated greens on your resilience, beyond the “how do you feel” self-report, you can try out a range of cognitive executive functioning tests that are available on line.

There are two that are really intereting, and have high test/retest validity: stroop, finger tapping, and pattern repeats (or corsi block tapping). These all assess various components of cognitive load, mental agility etc. Are they going to be highly correlated to such small dietary changes? Let’s see.

PRE TEST TIMING: MONDAY MORNING Pre/Post check – Before you eat Monday, find one of these tests and run it – preferably monday morning. Run the same test the following Monday – see how you do.

We can talk about why these kinds of tests anon.

Prep for the Week.

The biggest component of these experiments – and i guess why i think of them as experiments in boxes – is that you’re kinda buildig a kit for the week.

In this week’s kit, you need to think today about what you will need to have on hand during the week to get green into you with every food you take. You know the world you work in: whether you pack a lunch or buy it, and if you buy it what’s available on site; if you’ll need to go to a grocery store and buy some precut broccoli, because if you have to cut it up yourself right now it just won’t happen.

The key right now is just to make this experiment – having greens EVERY time you eat and BEFORE you eat anything else – doable. All the food prep skills to save time and money and improve health we can talk about – this week: take any shortcuts you wish. The experiment is a big enough new challenge.

Mental Prep for the Coming Week’s Green Box

Walk through each day of your coming week – and remember this is for ONE wee only so energy just for the week

Lettuce

  • when do yu usually eat – what do youusually eat? where do you get your food?
  • What greens could you have ahead of each of those circumstances?
  • Are greens available?
  • If they are not available on site – what are your options to soure some?
  • If you don’t know what you can do, ask a question in the comments
    and see the suggestions pour in.
  • When do you imagine following this protocol will be the easiest for you? What makes it easy
  • When do you think it might be the most challenging? What do you see as options to mitigate that challenge fo ONE week? If you’re stuck – ask here.

GET READY The deal here is: use these next few days to get yourself organised for the Green Week to come. And then, just ADD those greens.

That’s it: one week – some greens with all eating; greens first. For example, if you have a craving – if you want that cookie or whatever at night – that’s cool – just remember Greens First.

What are some Greens:

look for anything that’s dark and leafy or crunchy. So cruciferous veg like broccoli – fab. Spinach – awesome. Kale’s a biggie. Various types of dark salad greens mixes. Spring greens, brussel sprouts are awesome.

And remember, make this as easy on yourself for this one week as you can:
bagged pre-washed spinach; pre cut up broccoli – salads instead of sandwhiches at work – ask to add the dressing or oil yourself. If you’re going out for lunch or dinner and you don’t see something green on the menu, ask the waiter – they’ll find something for you. If you have a chef at home (heh, i’ve watched billions), ask them to make sure you have a box o’ green goodness to go.

PREP suggestions: The best thing about the cruciferous or the leafy greens is that they can be done raw or steamed or boiled or baked. And all these options are FAST. Spinach can be “cooked” by pouring boiling hot water over it and draining off the water. Broccoli is great steamed – in a pot or in the nuker. You got options.

OPTION: PICK JUST ONE: If variety is overwhelming pick ONE green (like spinach or broccoli) and make it your go-to green all week long.

Next week we’ll get into why this leap of faith into green.

If you have questions, please leave a comment,

if you’re participating, please let me know on twitter – @mcphoo –

Thanks in advance for tuning in and letting me know.

m.c.

photos by m.c.

BONUS ROUND: RED THEN GREEN

If you feel like the green challenge is too simple, and you’d like to move towards getting RIPPED as well as FIT for CHI, and maybe destress a little faster, help get to sleep a little easier, and you have the DISCIPLINE to add a challenge without falling over. Ok.

Take everything from above and ADD A RED along with the GREEN – the order is HAVE RED first, then the green – then anything else you’d like EVERY time you eat – just like with the green.

What’s a red:

For meat eaters a red is anything that had eyes, would have had eyes if left long enough, or at least breathed.

For plant-based eaters – the “red” includes stuff that grows in the dark or stuff that needs to be soaked to be human edible.

So mushrooms are great; lentils and legumes, also very good. Blend these components in with dark rich veg, you’ll be rocking.

Again, make this part of your plan as easy on yourself as possible: for example, there are now some very awesome pre-cooked lentils in vacume packs that you can just throw onto dark green salad leaves, add in some home made rich ferment red wine vinegar and sauerkraut – mm mm mm.

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Looking forward to kicking off the green box with you next week.

Have a great weekend.

 

m.c.

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Smaller print: Why Trust Me?

i’m m.c. – your CHI Health Chair – besides being a prof in the uk in Computer Science and Human Performance, i’m also a certified nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and movement coach (and i’m insured for just this kind of coaching).

I work with a range of folks from those wanting to get a little leaner to athletes recovering from injury. I also have worked with businesses that want to improve their creative edge – as effortlessly as possible.

Find me on

If you’re interested in learning about this area of physical / mental connection – learning a bit more about kinesiology to the microbiome to inform design – i’m doing a CHI course, (From Resilience to Brilliance) come on and let’s dig into it.

and

if you’d like to explore research around body-centered computing – what the implications for design are from learning about how we work under (and on and around) the skin, please join us for our CHI workshop The Body as a Starting Point – no position papers required: just your interest – and a short form – and a deadline a month from now – so start of FEB.

 

 

 

 

 

Get Fit For CHI

The Get Fit for CHI Roadmap,
Part 1, Phase 1

by m.c. schraefel, @mcphoo, CHI Health Chair

Welcome to Post 2 of this Get Fit for( CHI ) 2018 to have the best CHI experience ever. Conferences can be brutal but also awesome for learning new things, coming up with new ideas and connecting with new and amazing people. This series will help you TODAY be as ready as possible for that Late April Blast in Montreal.

In this quick post we’re going to talk about the approach for this stride to a fit, resilient, brilliant CHI 2018 experience.

broken broccoli; broken chocolate - not broken new years promises

broken broccoli – not broken new years promises
(by the way, both cacao – here embodied as dark chocolate – and broccoli – both apparently super foods)

As noted in the last post, we have just under 16 weeks till the conference. That’s almost a perfect amount of time to

  • Build AND TEST a foundation of knowledge and skills around resilience to brilliance
  • Tune In that foundation of skills to what works for you
  • PRACTICE those skills

so that those dialed in and tested approaches will be there for you to draw on throughout the week of the conference.broken chocolate;

Phase One: Foundations

In the last post, i claimed you’re already doing everything you need to be doing to be the best you you can be. The message was that you only need to TUNE what you’re already doing to provide the optimal benefit for you.

What do we mean by “what you’re already doing” ? Five things: what i’ve called “in5” – it’s short for “the inbodied 5” – or the five things we need to do to be resilient. These five are – based on us as complex physical-social-cognitive systems. THey’re also based on mortality research: without ONE of these – mortality goes up. And it’s far less pleasant.

We are wired to

MOVE EAT ENGAGE COGITATE SLEEP

Promise: Become a little more skilled at each of these and you get resillience. Get Resillience – Greater Brilliance is a side effect.

Brief Definitions of Terms:

Move – to push, pull, bend, squat, run – these are all parts of movement. Breathing is a movement; eye movements are part of strenth building. We are born built to run but we are all also wired to lift heavy. More on that anon.

Eat – is not just about energy needs (calories) but about nutrients, bacteria, and social engagement. Which leads onto:

Engage – to be with, work with, cope with, to serve and support, to play with – others, physically – that is, in person. We’ll come onto that in person bit in the days ahead

COGITATE – to think new thoughts; try particular kinds of new things; to practice other things; to keep the neurons firing in the brain. Then to explain these ideas to others.

SLEEP – to knit up the ravelled sleeve of care – to get a sufficient number of complete sleep cycles to restore the body and enable necessary processes to function and complete.

 

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You’re Already Doing Everything
You need to be Doing

As i said in post one, you’re already doing what you need to be doing – to be fantastic. Indeed, we all

Move Eat Engage Cogitate Sleep

MEECS

The focus of the mission we’re embarking upon is to learn how to dial in the often very SMALL tweaks we need to make to any one of the MEECS to reap great effects.

How figure out those tweaks?

Phase One Experiments – in a Box

In the first post i promised the approach here is science based, and a basis of science is, of course: test it.

So in the coming five weeks or Phase One of this three Phase run up to CHI, we’re going to take a MEECS concept a week and test it – as an experiment.

The order will be

EAT – wk 1

MOVE – wk 2

ENGAGE – wk 3

SLEEP – wk 4

COGITATE – wk 5

EXPERIMENTS ARE HYPER REAL, NOT REALITY Remember: as with most experiments, they’re not “normal” – the protocols are deliberately contrived to explore the effect of a particular variable. And as with any experiment, it’s a good idea to prep the lab space first before launching in, so that you can deploy the study with confidence and focus on observing the effects.

The approach here: test a concept – see how it works and how to tune it – so you can use it with purpose. As per one participant:

i always heard that [X] was good for you and believed it intellectually but until i actually tried it in the experiment, i never really got it – now i really get it – and how to use it

In other words, we’re running experiments to concentrate the effect or experience of a particular MEECS attribute.

Phases Two and Three: Tweak and Practice

Once we have some fundamental insights built up from Phase 1, we can begin to build your personal approach to dial in your Fit For CHI experience. We’ll talk more about that later – promise. For now Phase 1, Experiment one.

Prep for Experiment One: EAT!

Tomorrow, we’ll talk more about the first experiment in a box. Given the season, and all the dietary resolutions afloat, we’re going to start with the EAT part of MEECS.

The goal of the experiment will be to explore how ADDING and ORDERING certain foods can help improve both satiety and performance without thinking once about ‘diet.’

We’ll have two levels of experiment available, too: the Green Box – recommended for everyone. And for those who really want to totally GEEK OUT for a week and committ, they can try the Green and Red Combo Box.

Again, details next post – to give you the weekend to prep a little – but in the interim – have a think about this mental exercise:

1) CURRENT GREEN FREQUENCY Do you eat something green /each meal/daily/weekly/rarely?

2) What’s your FAVE GREEN? Do you have a way to prepare it that takes less than 5 minutes? Can you “make it in your head” from start to finish?

3) HEALTHY BITS What’s one bit about your green food that you believe is “good” for you? – what’s your understanding of what that bit is supposed to do for you? or put another way, what does it enable you to do?

BONUS ROUND: Seeing Red – the Meat (or meat-likeness) of the Matter

plant based alternatives to creature based foods

1) If you include creatures or creature by-products in your diet, how frequently do you have something that had eyes (or would have had eyes if given a chance) or breathed? /each meal/daily/weekly/monthly/rarely

2) What’s one thing that comes to mind that could be a plant based replacement for any one of those creature or creature derivative components of your meal? If nothing comes to mind that’s ok, too.

Green Day – Week 1 experiment set up

With those green (and red) food thoughts in your head, in the next post, we’ll talk about how to prep for Experiment One: Green Box for the week of Jan 8. It’s REALLY EASY – no fears – but a little bit of forethought will make it sure fire win win win.

See you on the next post:

Comments/questions welcome – ping me on twitter @mcphoo

or comment here

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smaller print: Why Trust Me?

i’m m.c. – your CHI Health Chair – besides being a prof in the uk in Computer Science and Human Performance, i’m also a certified nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and movement coach (and i’m insured for just this kind of coaching).

I work with a range of folks from those wanting to get a little leaner to athletes recovering from injury. I also have worked with businesses that want to improve their creative edge – as effortlessly as possible.

Find me on

 

If you’re interested in learning about this area of physical / mental connection – learning a bit more about kinesiology to the microbiome to inform design – i’m doing a CHI course, (From Resilience to Brilliance) come on and let’s dig into it.

Guy on a hammock wearing a virtual helmetand

if you’d like to explore research around body-centered computing – what the implications for design are from learning about how we work under (and on and around) the skin, please join us for our CHI workshop The Body as a Starting Point – no position papers required: just your interest – and a short form – and a deadline a month from now – so start of FEB.

 

 

 

all photos by m.c.

 

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Get Fit for CHI 2018 – EFFORTLESSLY

Get Fit for CHI

– m.c. schraefel, @mcphoo

Are you ready for the new year?

Did you promise yourself you’d be sharper, fitter, healthier? Write more and better papers; be the best intellectual, designer, researcher you can be? Or if not best, well, better – leaner, stronger, healthier – something like that?

Got a plan?

Fantastic!

Don’t quite have a plan? Or thinking of re-using a plan that didn’t quite lead to lasting results last time – where you say to yourself, well there was nothing wrong with the plan; it was you?? If you’d just been a better person it would have worked?

Also Fantastic! Possibly insane (that is to do the same thing expecting a different result) but the thing that’s fantastic is that you’re geared up to DO SOMETHING – to love yourself and the folks around you a little more by finding a path to feel better.

Feel better might be: less stressed, less tired, more energy, less non-contractile tissue, more time to be with the ones you love; more ideas, better more consistent delivery.

More Fantastic.

Guess what? You’re already doing everything you need to be doing to be the best you you can be. Guaranteed.

Tune Up

All that’s needed – and really, all that’s needed – is just to TUNE what you’re already doing – dial it in to work for YOU. And there’s not that much that needs tuning. Really.

Want to find out how to be nicer, sharper, happier, svelter, faster without trying to be fitter, sharper, nicer, svelter, happier? Game on.

Dial In

We have almost 16 weeks till CHI – in that time, i’m going to post some ideas that have all been field tested that can help you do THREE important things to have the best CHI ever:

  1. EXPLORE concepts around tuning what you already do so you can feel better; be your better you.
  2. TEST the concepts for yourself to see how they work for you – to gain the skills to dial them in for yourself
  3. PRACTICE these tweaks between now and CHI – since we’re talking more about practice than habit – and we’ll talk more about that difference anon.

Taking the above approach, you’ll have time to learn some new skills so that by the time CHI comes around you’ll have practiced how to thrive even in the strange landscape that is Planet CHI Mega Conference.

You know (or you’ll learn) what that Planet experience means: where you’re coping with strange time zone, sub optimal or uber rich food, strees of meeting new people or presenting work or making sure you’re getting the most out of a session, sleep disruption, the prospect of sitting, and sitting, and sitting.

Resilience for Brilliance

The thesis of this 16 week mission – should you choose to accept it or explore it and test it and practice it – is that to get to (effortless) Brilliance we all need Resilience. Over the coming weeks we’re going to look at 5 simple ways that, if you test them for yourself, and practice them throughout this period, you’ll have the best CHI ever – and a few other life benefits beside.

I’m bringing you a science based – field tested approach to build a Resilience Practice that will deliver Greater Brilliance as a side effect. But because it’s Science – the approach is to TEST everything – there’ll be weekly experiments for you to test (if you wish)

Fringe Benefits:

For those who want to burn off some of the Holiday Fat? While fat burning is not the focus of this series, many folks i’ve worked with in this same process report fat loss as a side effect of the journey. WHich reminds me: there are side effects/ risks, so let me share a few – full disclosure.

Reported Side Effects:

  • People bugging you to find out what you’re taking now that you’re so much nicer/happier
  • Needing to find more time for more nuggy.
  • Having to cope with more and/or better results and insights leading to more/better outputs
  • Wondering what to do with your extra time since you’re waking up earlier with less effort and getting more done
  • Feeling like you’re cheating, because things you used to find challenging start to feel easy.

Not kidding. These are all coming from previous participants.

Tomorrow (friday) we’ll talk about the road map for the first five weeks of this Grand Experiment in Resilience to Brilliance.

Interested?

Why Trust Me?

i’m m.c. – your CHI Health Chair – besides being a prof in the uk in Computer Science and Human Performance, i’m also a certified nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and movement coach (and i’m insured for just this kind of coaching).

I work with a range of folks from those wanting to get a little leaner to athletes recovering from injury. I also have worked with businesses that want to improve their creative edge – as effortlessly as possible.

Find me on

If you’re interested in learning about this area of physical / mental connection – learning a bit more about kinesiology to the microbiome to inform design – i’m doing a CHI course, (From Resilience to Brilliance) come on and let’s dig into it.

and

if you’d like to explore research around body-centered computing – what the implications for design are from learning about how we work under (and on and around) the skin, please join us for our CHI workshop The Body as a Starting Point – no position papers required: just your interest – and a short form – and a deadline a month from now – so start of FEB.

News

8th January 2018
Getting ready for CHI? Have a look at the CHI 2018 "Health Blog" by m.c. schraefel

4th January 2018
Direct registration for exhibitors is now open. For additional information, read “For Exhibitors”.

20th December 2017
Check out the CHI 2018 accepted courses

18th December 2017
Check out the CHI 2018 accepted workshops and symposia

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