The Short List No. 3

Photo by  Aaron Burden

Photo by Aaron Burden

With falling back an hour, I woke up bright and early (7AM) yesterday and had accomplished so much by noon; a lovely way to start the week.  The links I have gathered together for this week have both inspired and educated me in terms of health and well-being.  Also, with Veterans Day this upcoming Saturday, I have included a few extra links in honor of our brave men and women.


Y'all, I can't get enough of this book.  I've been reading it for about a week, about 60% of the way through, but goodness.  It came through recommendation on LinkedIn as I reached out to another public health professional asking for advice on how to educate myself with the ever-growing opiate epidemic our country is facing.  Previously, I had no knowledge regarding the history or current status of opiates in America: nothing more than what I was hearing and reading through the news.  Everyone in a profession related to public health and medicine should read this book.  Anyone interested in the well-being and future of our country should read this book.


I recently discovered Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations Podcast and immediately chose Brené Brown Part 1: Daring Greatly.  "What is the real catalyst for human connection, and can we make our lives more meaningful through vulnerability?"  You're going to want to listen to this.


With such high rates of children in foster care around the country, you'll want to grab a tissue before watching this inspiring story.


How can you honor a veteran this Veterans Day?  The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has shared 45 ways you can express your appreciation and gratitude towards those who selflessly served our country.