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Welcome to Start Somewhere, your home for a whole-body approach to vibrance, resilience, and a longer healthspan.  Dr. Debbie Ozment’s thirty-plus years in clinical practice has given her keen insights to health and wellness from a unique vantage point.  Enjoy her fresh perspectives on creating a balanced and healthy environment. Add energy and vibrancy to your life!  Start Somewhere will enable you to create your own environment of sustainable strategies to nurture your mind, body and spirit. Staying healthy need not be stressful or difficult. Dr. Debbie will provide you with scientific insights and practical techniques to guide you on your adventure. 


Are you addicted to TED talks

Hello START SOMEWHERE Family! It’s been too long since my last post and it is great to be back!

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Are you addicted to TED talks yet?​ If not, let me tell you about them and whet your appetite. If you are already familiar with this media form, I’ll put in some links that you might enjoy. TED talks are short (18 minutes or less), powerful talks on a variety of topics ranging from human behavior to health and science to global issues. TED is not a specific person but is an acronym that stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. They are posted online with the slogan “Ideas Worth Sharing” and are a fascinating way to learn. Translated to more than 100 languages, they are filmed and viewed worldwide.

Most TED talks actually start as TEDx talks. That “x” means that the event was held at a local university and then later posted on the TED channel of YouTube. I was recently invited to present a TEDx on The Forgotten Orifice, my Masters research paper that explored the relationship between harmful bacteria that live and reproduce under the gums but get into the bloodstream and impact chronic disease. The TEDx event was held last Friday at the University of Central Oklahoma and will be posted on the TED channel in two to three months. It was nerve-wracking getting ready but then I decided to just have fun with it! I’ll forward the link when it is available.

Here are some of my favorite TED talks:

Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action (It has been viewed by almost 9 million people!)

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? (He has great subtle humor!)

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

I’ll be back next week with an informative post to help you enhance the resiliency in your life.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blessings, Debbie

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