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...
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...
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. 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 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 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!
The way forward begins with taking ownership of your here and now.
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!
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!
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 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!
Curiosity, excitement, and positive anticipation will help you embrace the unknown. YOU are resilient! You Can Do It!
The most difficult feats to achieve are also the most rewarding to enjoy—and that makes them worth chasing. You Can Do It!
Live in the moment as if you will live forever. You Can Do It!
Remember the saying, “It costs nothing to dream, and it costs everything not to.” Failure is a concept of the feebleminded. Replace the word failure with the word challenge and you will create readiness for the next opportunity. You Can Do It!
The Law of Attraction is what makes you able to attract into your life whatever your focus is. Using the power of your mind, it takes your thoughts and materializes them into reality. So if your focus is dark and negative that will most certainly become your reality....
The chronologically gifted are grateful to be alive and seize the day—everyday! You Can Do It!
Your life is a mystery unfolding. You are the lead character in the process of your evolution! No rehearsal is required or desired. You are the creative, authentic author and producer of your life script. Embrace your uniqueness with courage and positive anticipation....
It’s important to focus less on your chronological age and more on the fact that you are continually evolving. The need for meaningful development is something that 20-year olds and 80-year olds have in common. We must all strive daily to nurture our continuous...
It turns out that “looking on the bright side” is more than just a cliché. It can truly add years to your life…but more importantly…it can add life to your years. You Can Do It!
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...read more
These scientifically proven ways to be happy are published by Secrets2Success, which is known for its famously popular page: @secrets2success, where the company inspires and motivates many people day-in and day-out. Exercise (at least seven minutes a day). It really...read more
Are you trying to let go of a familiar and comfortable situation—be it job, relationship, or habit? Have you decided it’s time to change your life’s path and strive for something more? For anyone on the edge of a major life decision, I’m here to remind you, “Life...read more
I’ll begin by emphasizing the importance of this blog topic. Far too many of us spend far too much time investing in the act of worry—with no payoff. Imagine what most of us could have done with the time we’ve spent fretting. Better yet, imagine what you could...read more
I’ve said it thousands of times: Your past doesn’t own you. What you were taught to believe at one point need not remain part of who you are today. Think of your past as a toolbox of beliefs and memories—some worthy of recall, others not. Each of these beliefs and...read more
I saw this quote the other day: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” If I were to change one word of that quote, I’d change “skinny” to “healthy.” Then, it has meaning to me. I don’t strive for “skinny,” however, I know one truth: everything I do in life is done...read more
While only eight percent of those who set New Year’s resolutions keep them, I believe the tradition is an important one. It is the beginning of a New Year, and it provides a perfect starting point for committing yourself to positive changes. Plus, there’s even more...read more
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...read more
Have you ever been in a conversation—fully aware that the person to whom you’re speaking—isn’t really listening? Typically, these poor listeners are narcissistic types who are not only poor listeners but are also in the same category as people who think they’re always...read more
Few people need to be persuaded to travel. But, for those who don’t feel the excitement that comes from exploring new places at home and abroad, they might be missing real opportunities to grow. I know, as a life-long traveler, it’s done wonders for me. First, travel...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
Many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. I’m not referring to those with clinical eating disorders, which are a serious problem in our country. I’m talking about the damaging relationship that starts when we forget that food is meant to fuel our bodies for...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
Did You Know…what the impact is of parents who take an overprotective or excessive interest in the lives of their children? Parents who take an overprotective or excessive interest in the lives of their children are called “helicopter parents.” I believe the only good...read more
To become a centenarian, here are 10 tips that promote longevity and healthy living. Get rid of the phrase, “I am too old” for this or that. It’s a self-imposed limitation rather than a mindset of being open to new learning, skills and opportunities at any age. Find a...read more
According to a University of Oxford study, there are many social and health benefits to dance. Even for people who believe they have “two left feet”, dancing helps people feel closer to and more connected to others. (Tom Barnes, https://mic.com, 11/4/15). As we age,...read more
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...read more
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...read more