Home :: SuperBetter! (or: The Amazing Adventures of Sriracha-San)

I was invited to join SuperBetter by one of my friends on Twitter, who got my attention by telling me it was a shiny thing that helps aid recovery. And that’s exactly what it is – a bright, friendly, fun way of taking small steps to strengthen physical, emotional, mental and social resilience.

The game’s creator, Jane McGonigal, came up with the idea for the game when recovering from a severe concussion, which left her bedridden and suicidal. Here she talks in more detail about the game and how she is able to give viewers an extra seven and a half minutes of life:

Having poked around the site after my friend’s invitation, I decided to set myself up with a secret identity and dive in. Of course, the secret identities are about as secret as Tony Stark’s – and yes, I am Sriracha-San. Sriracha because it’s powerful, fiery and awesome, and -San from the Japanese title of respect.

Every day I log in to SuperBetter and tackle the day’s quests. Yesterday, I downloaded power packs that included stress reduction, and help with weight loss. I’ve only been doing it for a few days, but I’m already feeling the benefits. I can recommend it, it’s worth a try. And if you do sign up, feel free to add me as an Ally. We can fight the bad guys and complete our epic wins together!

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