There’s a reason why we wish each other a happy and healthy New Year every January—in our minds, the two go hand in hand. After all, how happy can you be if you’re saddled with aches, pains, ailments and illness?
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Many people think that drawing, crafting and other common forms of artistic expression are the only ways to express a creative side. But you don’t need a “talent” to be creative. Creativity is about more than just mastering a skill. It is also about the way you think and how you see the world.
How can you find long-term happiness? It’s a simple question, one that has been explored and expounded on for thousands of years. And yet the answer remains elusive to many, perhaps because true, lasting happiness involves a combination of factors—many of which are unique to you.
As you work (perhaps even scramble) to make the holiday season the best it can be for those around you, could you be ignoring yourself in the process? This year, start by giving yourself a gift.
What health benefits can prayer offer? You may already turn to prayer to find strength during difficult periods, but there is increasing evidence to suggest that prayer may also reduce stress, alleviate pain and ease the symptoms of some chronic health conditions.
Have a long list of things you'd like to accomplish? There's no exact formula for success, but fostering a positive and motivated outlook can take your game to the next level. Be inspired by these uplifting messages and start turning aspirations into achievements!
It takes practice and time to develop the skills, but the benefits of being a better listener are great—both for you and for those around you. Bring more harmony and strength to your relationships by trying these techniques to become a good listener and communicator.
Chronological age is based on a number, and there’s nothing you can do to change that. Behavioral age, however, is measured in things you absolutely can control: attitude and activity. Here are some choices you can make to stay young, at any age.
Brand new relationships are fueled by the natural chemistry between two people. But how do you maintain the spark in your relationship way down the road? Chances are good that you simply need to rediscover what drew you together in the first place.
Making peace with yourself—who you are right now and who you were in the past—means defusing your internal fight about what’s true. Accept and honor yourself in the here and now, while still moving toward becoming the person you want to be.
Have you ever seen an 80-year old who is still so full of life and wondered, what’s his secret? What makes one person live productively into his later years, while another disengages and withdraws? Gary Frost, Ph.D., an expert on aging, shares his insights into what makes people grow old with happiness and vitality.
Beyond helping us relax and recharge, there is growing evidence to support that holidays and leisure activities can improve mental and physical health, productivity, relationships with others and more.
People have long been interested in the healing power of nature. Studies show that it can reduce stress, improve overall feelings of wellbeing and happiness, raise your energy level and even increase your capacity for caring.
Are there health benefits of friendship? Yes! Research paints a surprisingly positive picture of how our friends and social connections contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Try some of these ideas to keep your friendships (and your body) strong.
Forgiving those who have caused you hurt isn’t easy; the emotions you’re experiencing can be complicated and have deep roots. Still, even when it may not seem this way, forgiveness is a choice—one that you can make not to benefit others, but yourself.