Mindfulness

Think Positive About Aging

Think Positive About Aging

Are you worried about the aches and pains of getting old?  If you do, then don’t.  It could make you lose your mind. Individuals who hold negative beliefs about aging are more likely to have brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new Yale University study.  Figuring out a way to think positively about growing old could be...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Are you one of the many who start the New Year with resolutions about improving your health? If so, congratulate yourself. Wanting to make things better is an excellent start. But it’s the follow up that is too often lacking. Accountability is critical, and that’s where a health and wellness coach can help. A qualified integrative health coach focuses on...

Do Yourself a Favor: Practice Gratitude

Do Yourself a Favor: Practice Gratitude

Are you a happy person? If so, beyond any doubt, you should be extremely grateful. Are you a grateful person? If so, you should be extremely happy. You can’t have one without the other. Write this down: “Happy = Grateful, and vice versa.” Stick it on your refrigerator, in your journal, at the top of your to-do list. Share this with...

Curiosity Feeds Your Brain

Curiosity Feeds Your Brain

Curiosity does not kill the cat. Curiosity does just the opposite, and same goes for humans. The more someone knows about the world, the more likely they’re able to survive.  So do yourself a favor. Ask questions, get answers and stay curious. Keep your brain active and you will be happier, healthier and stand a better chance of living a...

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life…

Being blessed has everything to do with being happy. Christians and Jews especially understand this, as well as members of most other major faiths and persuasions. But happiness often requires an attitude-adjustment technique. Here’s how: Sleep in a comfortable bed. A saggy mattress will not do. No matter what, make it a point to wake up each morning thankful you’re...

Drinking Causes Hangovers; Effect is a Matter of Degree

Drinking Causes Hangovers; Effect is a Matter of Degree

If you drink alcohol — which includes beer, wine and liquor — you WILL have a hangover. The difference in severity is a matter of degree. The human body is a well-oiled machine, built to last well into old age — an average of 81 years for American women and 76 for American men. The introduction of any amount alcohol into...

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful

Make Life Meaningful Happiness, resilience, connection and kindness — the key ingredients for a good life — do not come naturally for everyone. They thrive with practice. Here are two simple ways to stay in good shape: Live in the present. Stop fretting over the past and quit worrying about the future. Be mindful of what you are doing in...

One Productivity Myth You Can Ignore

True or False?  A key to being successful and doing more important work is to be an early riser.  Early risers do their best work before everyone’s awake and the distractions of the day take over. False!  Rising early is is not a requirement for success.  Don’t take this the wrong way.  Generally speaking, becoming an early riser is good advice.  It...

Are Health Coaches The New Shrinks?

  Weekly visits with a shrink used to be a popular strategy for getting a grasp on life.  But now health coaches are becoming more recognized as allies in getting lives healthier and back in sync. In addition to being trained in behavioral change, health coaches have experience in wellness practices including proper nutrition, energizing yoga, sustained weight loss and deep meditation — and...

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on time and energy, life is like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you’re handling it. (True or False) 1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to...

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