Ongoing Grief: Is Your Grief Normal Or Something Else?
June 22, 2022
If you’re getting older then you’re likely getting experience in what it’s like to grieve. None of us escape the inevitable losses that accompany aging. Whether it’s the literal death of loved ones or friends, the emotional loss of chapters that have closed or friendships that have faded, or even…
A Glass Half Full: Why Optimism May Be Your Ticket To Longevity
June 15, 2022
We’ve noted it before and we can now say it again: Looking on the bright side of life may allow you to experience a better and longer life. Two newly reported studies seem to confirm that those of us who take an optimistic view toward life may be rewarded with…
Maximizing The Moment: What Do Older Adults Know About Being Happy?
June 8, 2022
The received wisdom is that the older we get, the happier we find ourselves. Known as the paradox of aging, there’s a “U” curve in the aging literature that seems to suggest that most people reach a low point of happiness in midlife but then begin to climb back up…
Cult Of Personality: How Does Your Personality Impact Your Aging?
April 20, 2022
The French philosopher Albert Camus once said, “We continue to shape our personality all our life.” In fact, science appears to bear that out. While some of us might view our personalities to be set in stone from a young age, in fact, it appears many factors go into shaping…
Remember And Regret: What Can We Learn From Reviewing Our Regrets?
March 30, 2022
The late, great comic Lucille Ball once said, “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” In fact, according to Daniel Pink, New York Times best-selling author of the new book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, the feeling of…
M & M: Mindfulness And Meditation As Support In Uncertain Times
February 9, 2022
Are we done with the pandemic or are we just in a lull? Are there more harmful variants to come or is the worst behind us? Will we erupt into a new domestic civil war? Will Russia invade Ukraine? The list of dilemmas and “what ifs” are endless these days….