Do Something Fun
Instead of crafting; I watched a movie (because honestly my weekend was a lot fuller than I planned). A movie was exactly what I needed; however my choice, Blackmass, with Johnny Depp was probably not the right choice. Johnny Depp did a great job. He did a phenomenal job in the film playing both sides of his dynamic character well — as the leader of the white hill gang. I won’t spoil the film for any of you, but I will say it will at times be hard to look away and at other times SUPER important (very violent). I NEVER take time for movies. I occasionally will turn on the TV in my room but I rarely sit down and watch a movie through just for fun. It was a much needed break from school and definitely improved my mood. I find that I am always inspired after watching an amazing acting performance.
Below are some screenshots of the film the first is from him working out in the garage right as he is being to build his mob career (he also announces to his partner that he is informing to the FBI)
The second picture is from a scene earlish in the movie where he leaves an associate for dead because he was “talking” and “disloyal”.
Mind Map (image)
Mind Map (digitization)
I made my mind map directly in the chrome-based web application. The .csv file is in my team folder and the screenshot of the map is featured above.
Sleep epidemic: sleep is related and impacts so many disparate aspects of life; from performance in school, weakened immune system, to mood swings. Unfortunately, many Americans struggle to make time for dense/deep sleep and it is seriously impacting themselves as well as our country!
Overeating: We are blessed to live in a nation full of food. Although not all of us have access some of us struggle with overeating. Of course overeating directly compounds the obesity epidemic. By helping people overcome overeating we can make a dent in the obesity epidemic and literally save the lives of thousands. While many people have tried dieting and exercise (which are amazing tools) it is incredibly important to monitor what and how much food enters into the body since both of those tools are often reactive responses instead of proactive responses. By targeting overeating we would be helping people proactively intervene in their own lives.
Mental health stigma: aIt is quite clear their is a mental health crisis going on in this country. Recently I visited San Francisco and was confronted by streets full of homeless individuals with very apparent mental health issues. A simple solution to this problem is to get people to treatment but that solution negates the strong impact that stigma has on keeping people from seeking treatment. By attacking stigma we can help empower people to seek solution and benefit from treatment.
10 Silly Ideas
Thursday, 9/22 — I plan on crafting, because I rarely get to do it and because it is fun!
Friday, 9/23 — While I am at the airport I plan on starting my mind map; the hustle and bustle of the airport should be quite stimulating for my mind!
Monday, 9/26 — After sitting on my thoughts for a weekend, I’ll whip out my list one more time and look at what I wrote with fresh eyes to see what sticks out to me/what still resonates with me. Additionally, I plan on creating my 10 ideas over the course of Monday as the ideas mature in my mind.
Tuesday, 9/27 — I will finish my blog and begin my presentation prep (slides).