Broken Heart Syndrome: New Research and Tips on Recovery

Stress cardiomyopathy, which primarily affects women, has not been considered life-threatening. But new research shows that it can have long term physical effects.

Memoirs: Learning Too Late About Our Dad’s Military Life

In writing a memoir about growing up with Italian grandparents, I came to see all the questions we might have asked about our father.

Breaking Up or Making Up: 34 Tips to Guide You

Women can often sense when a relationship is ending. Here are thoughts to help you move forward.

At Any Stage in Life, 8 Steps Can Turn a Dream into Reality

If your dream is something so big that you are afraid whisper it, make a plan, stay focused, then shout it from the rooftops and own it.

Living with Uncertainty in the World of Medicine

When we are sick, we oftentimes expect an immediate diagnosis and treatment. However, it may take uncertainty and continued questioning to bring about a long-term solution.

31 Ways to Embrace May: Celebrations, Gratitude, and Marches

May is full of reasons to feel grateful and share in life-affirming activities.

Aaron Hernandez: Tragic Choices or Brain Trauma?

With a football player again in the news—one whose brain is being sent to BU for examination—young athletes and professionals will be reminded of the risks.

Forgiveness Research and the Gratitude Factor

While forgiveness is related to the brain's grey matter, building a neural pathway for gratitude in the brain can help in achieving a certain peace of mind.

To Alleviate Moving Stress, Ask Yourself 20 Questions

Despite the stress of change, you can alleviate moving anxiety by appreciating where you are living now and looking forward, with gratitude, to a new place to call home.

Time Limited Friendships Can End Peacefully

Here are three ways to end a situational friendship: Brutal honesty, ghosting, or gratitude- kindness.

7 Tips for Embracing Love While Keeping Oxytocin in Check

The way to finding love is by giving love.

Parents Teaching Gratitude and Civility Thwarted by Trump

Civility is declining. Children should be protected from hearing an elected leader’s bullying words. Instead remind them of Michelle Obama's words: "When they go low, we go high."

Embrace Life by Aging with Grace, Gratitude, and Memoirs

Advocates encourage us to age with dignity, to exercise, and capture our histories through memoirs.

20 Ways to Recover from Holiday Heartbreak

'Tis the season to be merry, and also the season for breaking up. Here are some tips for heartbreak recovery.
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Finding Serenity On a Musical Afternoon

Let music bring you to a place of beauty and nourishment.

How Lawyers and Psychologists Are Helping Immigrant Children

Immigrant children need a place to call home. But to find "home" requires pro bono lawyers, mental health professionals, sensitive school-based programs, and caring volunteers.

Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them?

If children with antisocial tendencies could be raised in a loving atmosphere or receive early intervention, perhaps full-blown psychopathic and violent tendencies might be curbed.

Treasuring Memories Through Memoirs, Stories, or Videos

With holidays approaching, begin to think about treasuring family memories.

Miracle of Conjoined Twins Brings Gratitude After Election

Simple acts can transform anger to gratitude, a gloomy day to one of sunshine and beauty.

Universal Children’s Day Compels Us to Look Into a Mirror

If we look at reports from the American Psychological Association and the Children’s Defense Fund, it appears we are failing our children.

Ten Reasons to Find Gratitude Despite Election Shock

Our US emblem is the eagle, a symbol of long life. Yet many are terrified about our nation's future as they look at the incoming regime. What to do? Educate and organize for 2020.

Lies, The Election, And A Grandmother's Intuition

New research confirms what we learned from my grandmother, "Lies generate more lies."

Coffee: Warding Off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths

Coffee may ward off dementia and coffee preferences can help identify antisocial behavior.

Music Research Highlights the Value of Concerts

Music is restorative and young pianist and cellist composers enliven our spirits.

Choose Forgiveness and Gratitude Over Gunny Sacking

If you store up resentment, one day it can overwhelm you.

Tidying Up Craze: Toss Clutter, Forgive People

Tidying up seems to be a new craze. While it might be helpful to eliminate toxic people in your life, be certain to look inward and embrace forgiveness.
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Talking Instead of Texting Can Save Relationships

Be careful: Texting and your smart phone can be depriving you of conversation, empathy, and intimacy.

Safeguarding Seniors Young and Old: From Meds to Housing

From medications to care groups and housing, seniors young and old need facts and advocates to help make thoughtful decisions.

The Breakup Museum: One of 11 Tips to Heal Your Heart

When a relationship ends, your world may be shattered. But there are strategies to help you cope, recover, and love again.

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