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Off-Topic => Off-Topic: Talk about anything you want. => Topic started by: willowtreewren on August 18, 2012, 02:22:01 PM

Title: SuperBetter! A good resorce for battling challenges
Post by: willowtreewren on August 18, 2012, 02:22:01 PM
I've been battling Lyme disease since April 1 (yes, a perfect April Fools prank!)  :rofl;

It has really taken a toll on me because the spirochetes have attacked the meninges (membrane around my brain) causing severe headaches, brain fog, confusion and other nasty symptoms. Then a friend told me about a TED talk.

http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/28/a-game-that-heals-jane-mcgonigal-at-tedglobal-2012/ (http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/28/a-game-that-heals-jane-mcgonigal-at-tedglobal-2012/)

After watching the video I looked into the "game that heals" that the speaker designed. She called it SuperBetter.

Well, I thought, what could I lose?

And I found out that I had everything to gain. So I'm sharing it here because no matter what your challenge, this is a great resource.  :cuddle;

In essence, this is a "game" that you design yourself. You set goals, recruit allies, check in, use power-ups, all the while gaining points for your efforts. But the really cool thing about this game is that each level unlocks more tools for you to use to meet your challenge. AND there are articles explaining why those tools work.

I value the community here at IHD and I wanted to share this resource with you guys!

superbetter.com (http://superbetter.com)

Visit SuperBetter. What do YOU have to lose?



Title: Re: SuperBetter! A good resorce for battling challenges
Post by: jbeany on August 25, 2012, 04:35:52 PM
It looks very interesting.  I'm not sure the format will work for me - I really have never enjoyed computer games of any kind.  The only times I've gotten hooked on them have tended to be when I'm on heavy doses of painkillers.  (Don't laugh.  I'm serious!)  When I was dealing with daily pain from the combo of anemia, procrit, and whatever in the mix left my kidneys feeling like they were on fire, I was seriously hooked on Rollercoaster Tycoon.  Last summer, when I had so many complications from my massive hernia repair, I played Gardens of Time constant.  I have had any interest in either one of them since.  Once my pain subsides, I lose interest. I can't sit still for that long, and I feel the need to go create something in craft room, or just get out of the house.

Hmmm....wonder if that means I'm already using her four techniques/quests that are discussed in the article?