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With images of youth permeating society, it can be easy to feel cast aside when we get older. Each year, people spend billions of dollars on cosmetic tools to help them look youthful. However, the current generation of seniors is approaching age with grace and positivity, and some are taking action to make the transition into the senior years fun and exciting. By remaining socially and physically active, they are breaking senior stereotypes and living vital, happy lives.
The benefits of meditation – a calmer mind, less stress and enhanced, overall health, are of benefit to everyone. Starting a meditation practice, however, requires more than simply sitting cross legged in a quiet room and closing your eyes, although that’s a good place to start. Engaging in mindfulness and meditation takes some effort, as all meaningful endeavors do and is more easily grasped, and most effective, when guided by seasoned teachers. These five books, specifically geared towards individuals new to the practice, are a great place to start.
Are you good at setting healthy relationship boundaries? This skill is critical to building a relationship that balances closeness with independence, which is key to all healthy relationships. And it’s a skill that’s just as important to practice with friends and family members as it is with...
What is forgiveness? What does it mean to forgive someone, or yourself? Most psychologists would define forgiveness as a conscious choice to let go of your feelings of resentment, anger, or need for revenge toward a person(s) who has harmed you in some way. The key issue, however, is that this is a...
What is happiness? Psychologist Dr. Ed Diener identifies happiness, or “subjective well-being,” as a combination of two things: life satisfaction and having more positive than negative emotions. Another leading psychology researcher, Dr. Martin Seligman, describes it as three elements: pleasure,...