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Stay Curious and Be Happy

Curiosity is a natural part of human development. It is how children begin to learn and grow and how all of us continue to expand our emotional and intellectual capacity throughout our lives. Being curious is more than being interested in learning: It involves challenging ourselves to see the world beyond what we might...

Creative Outlets Aid the Mind

Did you know that being creative is beneficial for your mind? Being creative in any way – by writing, gardening, woodworking, sewing, playing or listening to music, or participating in dramatic readings – can greatly impact the mind’s ability to think clearly. Here are five ways that being creative has proven to be a...

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...

Be True to Yourself

When we think about being true to ourselves, values like integrity, honesty, and sincerity typically come to mind. We each have unwavering principles and strive to live up to our own standards. It’s usually easy to tell when we are around people who are true to themselves. They tend to be positive, healthy, strong,...

Age Is a Mindset

If you’re wondering whether you are too old to start an exercise program, the answer is: Absolutely not! It’s never too late to begin exercising.   Regular physical activity is an essential component of healthy aging. Studies have shown that even if you’ve been inactive throughout your life, you can still benefit from a...

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of our health and well-being, according to the Mayo Clinic. The positive thinking that typically comes with optimism plays a key role in effective stress management. Many studies indicate that stress management is associated with a wide variety of health benefits. Likewise, these studies...