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The ability to grow is one of the characteristics of living things. As humans, we continue to grow neurologically as we age.  But one of the things that makes us different from other living things is our ability to feel and express gratitude. Gratitude gives life and brings healing to the body, mind, and soul. Below are 15 reasons to cultivate gratitude.
Here are 15 reasons to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
1. Gratitude is the mother of joy.
Look around you. What is it that you see today that you can be thankful for? Count your blessings not your burdens.
2. Grat…

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hand presenting a gift with a tag saying presence

For many of us, the holidays can be a stressful time. The buying of gifts, cooking of meals, family feuds, longings for a loved one recently lost are some of the conditions that can turn an ordinarily happy time into a stressful one and trigger illnesses such as depression. But what if we could live intentionally and fully present each day, including the holidays, so that our joys don’t turn into stressors? Yes, it is possible, when we practice “the gift of presence.” The gift of presence is living in the present moment—fully engage with life without replaying the p…

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There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to daily stress. First the bad: Eight out of 10 Americans reported that they frequently (44%) or sometimes (35%) encounter stress in their daily lives, according to a recent Gallup poll. 

The good news is there’s no shortage of simple tips and techniques you can do right on the spot to get back on track when stress is making work unbearable. Here are seven of these tips:
1. Go for a walk
One of the best ways to relieve tension is simply to get up and go. Walking for as few as 10 minutes every three hours will …

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Science may not have uncovered the secret to the eternal fountain of youth (yet!), but it has found proven ways to slow the natural aging process down to a crawl. 

One of those ways is through exercise. There is limitless research out there to support the notion that regular exercise is invaluable for seniors wishing to remain active and independent well into their 70s, 80s and 90s. And we’re not only talking about your body here, we’re talking about your brain as well.

A small but growing body of research shows evidence of a link between regular exercise — specific…

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road covered with fall leaves

Green turns to hues of brown, auburn, orange, yellow. Leaves carpet the ground as trees humbly surrender them to time. Summer is gone, fall is here. Seasons come, seasons go. Change is inevitable. That’s one of the lessons Mother Nature teaches you. And so it would be wise to take cues from her and make five adjustments during the fall season.
Here are the five adjustments you can make to enhance your physical and mental health during the fall season.

 Change your clock

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2:00 AM on the first Sunday in November. Perhaps you rememb…

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