Playing Games Keeps the Brain Young

Did you know… Mental activity prolongs the youthfulness of the brain. People who play games like bridge, Sudoku, chess and board games and do crossword puzzles and other brain teasers tend to ward off dementia longer than those who don’t. The same is true for...

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Stop Whining—Start Winning

After the November Presidential election, there was an abundance of whining, the likes of which I don’t remember in my lifetime. While there are always disappointments with the results of any competition, including elections, people generally accept the outcome and...

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Amazing Advances in Medicine

Medicine, medical devices and medical technology are advancing faster than ever. Take a look at some of the most innovative and exciting discoveries in recent years. Dr. Anthony Atala, the first surgeon to build a human bladder and implant it in 2001, is now leading...

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Happiness and Health

Happiness is a topic that receives a lot of attention. For some, the definition is simple and clear-cut, like “prosperity”. For others, it is more complex referring to a sense of lasting well-being, contentment or joy. Or it can be more momentary in nature such as the...

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Life Lessons

There is no shortage of advice on how to lead a happy, productive, rewarding and long life. Yet, it is a topic that continues to attract our attention. In the 2016 September/October issue of Psychology Today, the publication collected 16 snippets from a variety of...

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Did You Know? World Changing Ideas

The world is full of brilliant scientists, researchers and creative thinkers who are working diligently to discover and implement new products and services that will change our quality of life. For example, in Scientific American’s recent booklet, “World Changing...

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The Hills Magazine Interview

Erica spoke to The Hills about her life story and the struggles she has had to overcome. Her positive attitude reigns no matter the obstacle. In fact, her childhood experiences within the Nazi regime bloomed within her a strong will to persevere. To read the full...

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How Do I Find My Purpose?

Many of us give far too little consideration to our life’s purpose. We just get up, go to work, pay the bills, grab meals and entertainment along the way, go to bed at night and then do it all again the next day. Our culture doesn't train us to think critically about...

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The Path to Longevity

Did you know… according to the U.S. government’s Administration on Aging: The population age of those 65 and over numbered 46.2 million in 2014, which is a 28% increase since 2004. Persons reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 19.3 years. In...

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10 Fun Facts About Laughter

The following list is by Robert Provine, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation Laughter is an instinctive behavior, produced and recognized by people of all cultures. Most laughter is not about humor; it’s about relationships between people. We are 30 more...

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You Can Never Laugh Too Much

The body of knowledge on laughter—its origin, its psychology, its physiology, its role in society—is extensive. Yet if you boil it down to its essence, what’s most important is recognizing the amazing benefits that laughter provides. Here are just a few: Laughter...

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Creating Luck in Your Life

Noah Webster’s dictionary defines luck as "a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause". The theory of luck is based on a timeless question about whether or not the universe...

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Trauma Informed Care Symposium

It was such an amazing pleasure and honor to speak at the 5th Annual Trauma Informed Care Symposium in Indianapolis on May 18th. The event was sponsored by the Indiana Department of Child Services for a group of 450 service providers from the IDCS, schools, probation...

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Live Life with Gusto

Gusto is a great word and just saying it creates a mental picture and brings life into the conversation. In its simplest form, gusto refers to the enjoyment or vigor in doing something. It’s an attitude of enthusiasm, zest, delight, glee, and positive energy. How does...

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Resiliency

In life, we cannot escape painful disappointments, losses and stress, but we can choose how to recover and respond to them. That’s where resiliency comes in. It is our ability to spring back from pain, learn from trauma and tragedy, and in spite of it all, continue on...

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Life Is an Adventure and A Gift

As we travel on the journey of life, we can learn from those who came before us. Here is a collection of wit and wisdom from others. If one or more of them speaks to you, post it where it is visible to you as a daily dose of motivation. “Remember that man lives only...

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