In this post Miki Kashtan asks: How do we speak our truth authentically, and do it with care for the other person, letting them know how much we care? In this detailed example she helps a woman connect with her father over a difficult issue.
You know we all have to die, right? If you're willing to learn what happens afterward, whether in traditional burials or the more sensible cremation industry, you will enjoy this memoir of a quirky writer who worked for several years in the American funeral industry.
Adding to an already robust catalog of research showing that thinking-related challenges are like exercise for the brain, the latest study shows that jobs involving high levels of “executive, verbal and fluid” tasks enhance memory and thinking abilities for years to come.
Many studies have shown that couples who enjoy long-term, fulfilling relationships, also tend to experience enhanced self-esteem, clarity of life purpose, a tendency to view things optimistically, and generally, better health.
Processing, retaining and recalling information are the fundamental components of memory that we use every day. Whether it’s trying to recall where we left off in our favorite TV series or put the car keys, or struggling to remember an anniversary or online password, our minds are constantly churning vast amounts of information. Sound exhausting? Without enough key brain n
Chronic complaining is one of the many side effects of constipated grief. Sometimes people have cumulative grief from traumas and losses that have piled up. They are deep storehouses of pain that the person hasn’t been able to fully process or release, so they get clogged up.
There is no such thing as a perfect relationship, but updating the relationship with your father may be well timed and just what you need to reboot your life. A cleaner, less complicated connection is rewarding for everybody.
We has entered the wing of a retirement home that was designated for "Healthy Seniors," and found that we were in a world full of bizarre surprises - all of them decidedly unpleasant. Bad food, medical care and fellow residents who were anything but healthy.
My mom's death forced my dad to make one of the biggest decisions he had made in a long time. His approach to the decision turned out to be genius. And all this time, I thought I was the one who knew how to make decisions. Man, was I wrong.
Americans receive some of the best health care money can buy; they also experience some of the worst deaths in the developed world. My dad helped us understand what was important to him at the end of his life.
With our economic clout and sheer numbers, baby boomers are in a great position to change the narrative of aging, an achievement that if realized would rival our celebrated accomplishments during the counterculture years.
If you hate to exercise, I have good news. You don't necessarily have to exert yourself to reap huge benefits from physical activity. Researchers have found that small doses of light-intensity exercise—such as an easy walk or taking the stairs—are extremely good for your health.
People who develop Alzheimer’s disease have abnormal proteins accumulating in their brains decades prior to the appearance of symptoms. Individuals who have an anxiety disorder during the pre-symptomatic phase of dementia display more rapid cognitive deterioration than non-anxious individuals.
Receiving an invitation to your 50 year high school reunion might just be the perfect chance to reflect on life and reframe your attitude to embrace the future. By taking the time to record your life story, you may see opportunities to continue growth and reward yourself for all the strength and accomplishments achieved over time.