Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

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  1. 05 Sep, 2023

    News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | The Guardian

    News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make […]

  2. 28 Feb, 2023

    Thoughts about mental health

    The mental health and vision analogy Stigma The mind/body connection Support Therapy Meditation and mindfulness Medication Psychedelics The big picture Resources Note: I am not a mental health professional, so take all of this with a grain of salt. Please […]

  3. 01 Feb, 2023

    Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm – Eric Bailey

    This is a great read from Eric Bailey, reminding us that the technology decisions we make truly can make the difference between people getting the healthcare they need or not. In some cases, it can even be a matter of […]

  4. 18 Nov, 2022

    Performant Mental Health

    I was talking to my friend Cameron Moll, and he discussed a series of articles about mental health that he, his wife, and a mental health nurse practitioner wrote. There’s some really fantastic information and advice in there, and I […]

  5. 06 Sep, 2022

    Back at it

    For the first time in my career, I took a relatively extended break from work. I’m just now returning after 6 weeks of being away, so I wanted to share some reflections from my time off. Here’s what I said […]

  6. 01 Aug, 2022

    A bit of a break

    In September of last year, I dragged my cursor across all of August 2022 in Google Calendar. I gave the calendar entry the title of “Time off?” A year later, I’m actually taking that time off! Which means that for […]

  7. 02 Jun, 2022


    This is the third time in the last four years that I’ve been forcibly yanked away from my normal life —both personal and professional — for extended periods of time. My nervous system is threadbare. My bones are exhausted. My […]

  8. 16 Feb, 2022

    Working Better: Interview with web designer Brad Frost – Noisli

    Here’s a pretty candid interview I did about how I do a shit job of taking care of myself and my wellbeing. But I’m working on it! Ever feel like you wish you had more time in the day? Guess […]

  9. 07 Dec, 2021

    How to Care Less About Work

    This article is a fantastic reminder to live our whole lives, not just our work lives. So ask yourself this: Who would you be if work was no longer the axis of your life? How would your relationship with your close friends […]

  10. 12 Nov, 2021

    Why you should invest in your mental health as a designer – Design To Be Conversation

    I had the privilege to speak with Rachel Weissman on the Design To Be Conversation podcast about mental health. I shared my family’s own recent experience with mental health issues and talked about mental health issues facing the design/tech industry […]

  11. 10 Sep, 2021

    I completely ignored the front end development scene for 6 months. It was fine

    Fantastic read from Rachel that you can take time off — even extended time off — from the fast-moving frontend landscape and still come back and be alright. Source: I completely ignored the front end development scene for 6 months. […]

  12. 05 Mar, 2021

    Joining Project Healthy Minds

    I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining Project Healthy Minds, a non-profit focused on destigmitizing mental illness and getting people access to mental health care and resources. There is a growing global mental health crisis that has been exacerbated by […]

  13. 23 Apr, 2020

    Low-Challenge, High-Skill Tasks in Terrible Times

    This is really good stuff from Dave exploring work, mental health, and productivity in these surreal times. Depending on your situation, work still needs to happen… but it’s going to look different. Your core needs are different. Don’t feel pressure […]