Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, and with it, festive times with friends and family. However, for those living with chronic illness, unrealistic expectations, travel difficulties, and busy schedules can add up to increased pain and fatigue.
Health & Wellness
Baby Boomers expect to grow old gracefully, physically and mentally. They don’t want to know the ill effects of aging, such as mental decline. This has been a driving force behind the research done on the cognitive processes of the brain.
Little by little, we’re becoming addicted to technology. Our dependence on technology is affecting our brains, our relationships and our lives. Studies have found that as a society we are less able to focus on anything, even the things we enjoy.
Depression is one version of hell on earth, and Americans have a lot of it. Only France ranks higher in a study of depression. With our tottering health care system and vigorous arguments that antidepressants are useless, what are people to do?
Caregivers have a tendency to try to do everything themselves. No one, they tend to believe, will provide care as well as they do. But in fact, no one person can ever meet every need of another human being. It is just not possible.
Las Vegas at night cools outside, but not inside. The desiccated desert air does not affect environments designed and run as separate worlds where the temperature, the atmosphere and the staff’s friendly glare never change. There are no clocks...
Simple living can seem elusive. Despite the proliferation of products guaranteed to simplify, most of us continue to hurry through our lives, pursuing activities and making purchases that ultimately add to life’s clutter. There has to be a better way.
Men often see retirement as an end goal, a sort of “holy grail.” Once there, whether attained at a specified time, for example at age 65, or thrust upon them through forced termination at an earlier unplanned stage, the result is the same—“Now what?”
A Stanford University study attempted to answer the question: are American seniors who say they're happy simply part of an era that predisposed them to good cheer? Or do most people have it within themselves to reach their golden years with a smile?
The health benefits of volunteering are well documented and include reduced stress and an increased feeling of self worth. It is no wonder that for many people with chronic conditions, volunteering can even help maintain or improve one’s physical health.