Category: Mood

Why It’s Never Too Late to Take a Dance Class

My friend Marina and I cherished our Saturday morning neighborhood walks. It became our routine, a way to soak in nature and share quality time together. However, one Friday night, everything changed when Marina called to cancel because she and her husband had enrolled in a ballroom dance class. This announcement caught me off guard....

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The Science Behind “Senior Moments”: Understanding Age-Related Brain Freeze

Embarking on life’s journey, our bodies naturally go through various transformations, and our brains are no exception. It’s pretty common to experience momentary memory lapses, often humorously referred to as “brain freezes” or “senior moments“, as we age.  But what exactly causes these fleeting moments of forgetfulness? The Natural Aging Process Normal aging may lead...

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The Future of Wellness – Trends 2024

Welcome to the future of wellness. As we enter 2024, it’s time to take a closer look at the latest trends in health and wellbeing. While self-care and mindfulness have been all the rage in recent years, 2024 brings even more exciting advancements in personal wellness. With new innovations and research emerging every day, there’s...

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5 “Atomic” Habits for Attainable & Sustainable Goals

As the new year begins, we often hear about starting fresh, creating a “New Year, New You” – encouraging us to rethink our lives, set goals, and begin transformative journeys. However, despite the excitement, it’s common to struggle with keeping these resolutions. This is where author James Clear’s top-selling book Atomic Habits comes in, offering...

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The Healing Power of Holiday Music

As the holiday season unfolds, a familiar and magical symphony takes center stage, filling the air with joy, nostalgia, and a sense of togetherness. With its timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics, holiday music possesses a unique healing power that transcends generations and cultures. In this essay, we delve into the profound impact of holiday music...

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Snooze & Lose: The Surprising Connection Between Sleep & Your Weight

Weight loss is an ongoing goal for many. Shedding those extra pounds is usually at the forefront of our minds. But before you dive headfirst into your weight loss plans, let’s take a moment to consider something that often goes unaccounted for: your Sleep. Now, imagine a night spent tossing and turning, leaving you exhausted...

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Illuminating Mental Well-Being: The Impact of Light on Your Mental Health in Winter

Have you ever noticed that a bright, sunny day, even in the midst of winter, can make you feel a bit more cheerful and sunny on the inside? Intrigued by this phenomenon, a team of researchers decided to explore the impact of sunlight exposure on mood. The study involved a substantial group of 502,000 adults,...

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Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor and appreciate caregivers, acknowledge their challenges, celebrate their triumphs, and emphasize the importance of self-care as caregivers. Reflecting on my caregiving experience, I’m reminded of the invaluable lessons I’ve learned. My father’s journey was intertwined with mine, teaching me profound lessons about love, patience, and...

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How Do You Know Your Memory Supplement Works?

While it’s often said that honesty is the best policy, there are instances when a well-meaning deception could serve a higher purpose. One such instance is beautifully demonstrated by the journey of Leslie and Lou, a couple who have spent over 25 years together, weathering numerous storms, including Lou’s three surgeries, which took a toll...

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Embrace the Spirit of Halloween, Even If the Kids Are Grown

With its whimsical charm, Halloween has always held a special place in my heart. It was a cherished tradition in my family for many years, eagerly awaited by all of us, not just for the joy it brought my kids but for the unique sense of community it fostered in our neighborhood. As time passed...

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Superfoods: A Recipe for Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural part of life, and how we age depends on various factors, including our lifestyle and food choices. In the quest for aging well, superfoods have emerged as powerful allies.  These nutrient-dense wonders nourish our bodies and can help stave off the signs of aging, keeping us vibrant and healthy as the...

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Exploring the Cognitive Wonders of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG): A Brain-Boosting Probiotic

When we think of probiotics, our minds often jump to gut health, but this story has a remarkable twist. Did you ever imagine that some probiotics could positively impact your brain health? Among these brain-boosting probiotics, one stands out in the crowd: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, or simply LGG. LGG, a member of the Lactobacillus family,...

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