#RemarkableHealth

Did you Know? According to the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter (October 2018), stair climbing is an aerobic exercise that has many benefits. It can lower blood pressure, reduce arterial stiffness, lower blood sugar in older people with type 2...

#Legacy

Did you know? For many, creating a legacy is important. It means handing down something from one generation to the next. In other words, after you're gone, how do you want to be remembered? Sometimes answers come from what you did for family, friends, neighbors and...

#Stress

Did you know? Stress is a fact of life. We all have it. But even more important, we know that our ability to lessen and manage it will make us healthier, happier human beings. Here are five ways to reduce stress: exercise frequently, laugh a lot, engage with others,...

#Retiring

Did you know? Retiring from work isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, the trend is to retire much later or not at all. The reality for many seniors is their careers provided purpose, sense of self-worth, confidence, connections, comfortable routines, not to...

Storytelling Inspires and Engages

When many of us were in school, teachers relied upon a defined curriculum that was supported through textbooks, lessons plans, exercises and tests. We studied and memorized content that did not necessarily result in long-term learning. In business, the trend has...

#PositiveThoughts

Did you know? Positive thoughts produce positive results. If you think it, it is true. If you can envision it, you can achieve it. It is through attitude and perceptions that we create opportunities. If you are more conscious of what you believe, you can change your...

#Trauma

Did you know? Everyone has trauma in their lives. The events vary, but the need to overcome loss, disappointment, injury and fear is the same. Let go of the past. Become detached and resilient. Focus on what you can change in the present. Pat yourself on the back for...

#LivingLong&Well

Did you know? Living long and well is a choice. Here's how: Get off the couch. Eat fresh, nutritious food. Participate in your community. Maintain relationships with family and friends. Reduce stress. Practice religiosity or spirituality. This is the pathway to...

Blue Zone Life Styles Gaining in Popularity

In 2004, Dan Buettner and National Geographic identified five areas in the world where people live long and well. Those areas, called Blue Zones, include Sardinia, Okinawa, Japan, Loma Linda, CA, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and the Greek island of Ikaria. In...

Dreams Require Action

Did you know? A dream without action is but a daydream. Successful dreamers act—they move forward. To act is to identify obstacles and design strategies to overcome them. You Can Do...

One’s Purpose

To live a meaningful life, one has to define one’s purpose of belonging and contributing through “”making a difference” in the world. This reminds us why we are here and why we are leaving a legacy. You Can Do It!

Dare to Dream

 Dare to dream. Take a leap of faith (you are in charge). You are the captain of your amazing, adventurous, long, and healthy life journey. Navigate through the calms and storms of your life with confidence and imagination. You Can Do...

Focus Less

Focus less on your age and more on the fact that you're continuously evolving—all the way to your last breath. You Can Do It!

Never Underestimate

Never underestimate the power of your thoughts. Be as particular about what you think as you are about what you eat or wear. Whatever receives your attention has unlimited potential. You Can Do It!

Resilience

Resilience is a life-coping trait. Are you resilient? Are you able to learn from disappointing life experiences? Are you capable of moving forward to your next opportunity? YES YOU ARE! You Can Do It!

Bigger than Yourself

Connect with something bigger than yourself. If you can, get in touch with a higher power that simultaneously helps you feel your smallness and your importance in this crazy universe, where nothing is ever lost and no energy is ever wasted. You Can Do It!

Courageously Authentic

The kind of people who make good friends for your inner circles are the ones who are courageously authentic. Everyone’s on the same team because that’s how the give-and-take of authentic friendships work.

Mindfully Enjoy

Mindfully enjoy each fleeting moment. It means treasuring your past experiences without dwelling on hurtful memories. It means looking hopefully upon tomorrow even as you’re reminded that tomorrow may never come. You Can Do It!

Fun Is Under Rated!

In the name of “fun,” I have two questions for you: How do you define fun? I know everyone defines it differently. Just make sure you have a description so you can grab your share of the fun. Is it light-hearted pleasures? Playful behavior? Is fun found in board games...

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Shedding Expectations

    “I always feel happy. You know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone. Expectations always hurt.” —Shakespeare What a great quote! Living it means so much when it comes to happiness—but let me clarify. I realize that at work you expect co-workers to play...

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Action Beats Angst

  We have all been there at one time or another—putting off doing something for whatever reason until the procrastination causes anguish in one form or another. Why do we do it? In most circumstances we do it because we can. When a project, job, task or whatever has a...

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Dealing with Regret

  As people age, they begin to realize how many opportunities they’ve squandered over the years. Moments of regrets and “should haves” are not uncommon. Some are petty, like hobbies that weren’t pursued. Others are more profound—like failing to take steps to repair a...

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The Wonders of Stem Cells

Did you know that stem cells have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and give rise to specialized cells? The real fascination comes with their potential to develop into many different types of cells: brain cells, muscle cells, red blood cells,...

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Healthy Aging

There is no magical way to halt or reverse the aging process completely, but there are steps each of us can take. The first is to admit you are getting older. We all are. So stop fighting it. Embrace it. Own it. Even love it. While it’s true that there could be some...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

In his book, “Happiness Is  Serious Problem”, noted radio talk show host and author, Dennis Prager, identifies gratitude as one of the essential components of happiness. While gratitude has long been considered a religious and spiritual imperative, Mr. Prager elevates...

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