Want to help someone break a bad habit? Instead of nagging and pleading, try these expert suggestions instead.
Happiness can vary depending on our personal circumstances. But why are some families more resilient and happier despite the obstacles life throws their way? Happy families often have certain traits in common, and you can adapt their habits to create a happier home of your own. Here are eight things they do: 1. Eat together Multiple […]
Want to bring more joy into your life this year? Try shifting your mindset. Not only can adopting a more optimistic attitude help you create a happier life, but it will also influence how well you respond to life’s daily challenges. A positive outlook boosts productivity, energy, and motivation; helps reduce stress; enhances confidence and […]
Are holiday traditions, parties, volunteer commitments, and shopping turning you into the frenzied ringmaster of a runaway circus train? For your sanity and health, put the brakes on the holiday rush. Here’s how. 1. Cancel some of the sideshows. Leave a few activities off the program this year. Ellie Griffin, a vitality coach, says this is […]
This rich and creamy dessert combines two beloved holiday tastes, dark chocolate and pomegranates, and comes together quickly. It has the added bonus of requiring no cooking time, so you have more time to do other things you love. Crust 2 cups almond flour ¼–½ cup cacao powder, to taste ¹⁄³ cup coconut oil, melted […]
Want to feel happier and calmer while also helping to make the world a better place? Research tells us that the simple act of giving to others can have profound mental and physical benefits, changing your brain activity and triggering positive emotions. When you spread kindness to your community through gifts, charitable donations, random acts […]
Ordinary, day-to-day challenges can have a surprisingly negative influence on your mental health. Identifying them and making small changes can lead to greater emotional wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 million people in the U.S. suffer with cognitive impairment, a condition that causes difficulty with “remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.” The risk of cognitive impairment increases as we age, but the good news is that […]
There’s a simple stress buster that everyone has access to, something you can do whether you’re at work, at home, or on the road. You can do it first thing in the morning, at any time of day, and even in the middle of the night. It’s one of the fastest, most effective ways to […]
Being married to the head of food safety and sanitation at our local health department has its perks. For one thing, Greg knows which restaurants to avoid while they clean up their act after a less-than-stellar inspection. Also, his decades of experience in public health have given him a wealth of entertaining stories to recount […]