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?
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.
Practicing gratitude each day can not only make us feel good but help us be physically and emotionally healthy for years to come. It may feel unfamiliar at first, but, with practice, you’ll begin to see and feel the impact that this daily ritual can have on your wellbeing.
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!
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.
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 the secret? What makes one person live productively into his or her 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, health and vitality.