Growing Older vs. Aging

Getting older is inevitable. Each minute, day, and year, we are all growing older chronologically. Yet many people do not physically age at the same rate as their chronological age. Some experience relatively rapid declines in physical and cognitive functioning as they grow older, while others experience significantly less pronounced changes. Why is this?...

Living Beyond Our Comfort Zones

Each of us has unique comfort zones – places or situations that make us feel safe, at ease, and stress-free. It can be tempting to live within these comfort zones; to avoid challenging ourselves. If we choose to do this for too long though, we lose the ability to learn and improve. We may...

Set Smarter Fitness Goals

With the month of December in full swing, you may already thinking ahead to the New Year’s resolutions you’ll make for 2019. Most of us have at least one resolution that’s focused around getting more in shape so that we’ll feel healthier and happier. Unfortunately, this urge to “be healthier” can sometimes become overwhelming....

We Succeed by “Failing Up”

It’s easy to think of failures as negative experiences. After all, we’ve missed the mark on something we tried to accomplish – oftentimes something that was very important to us. But, it is important to remember that failures aren’t wasted attempts. In fact, they can be excellent and meaningful opportunities for growth. When we...

Communication Is Essential

When we experience a “prickly situation” – disagreement, frustration, or miscommunication – with a loved one, coworker, or friend, it can be tempting  to avoid resolving it. The more we think about the solution, the more intimidating resolution begins to feel. The situation takes on the weight of our emotions, making it seem like...