Loneliness

We all feel lonely from time to time. For some people, especially the elderly, this is a real problem with serious health consequences. Increasingly, our society isolates people or people are just choosing to be alone. Older people often have had spouses and friends die or move away. Illness, disability, loss of mobility, lack of…

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I Am Sorry

“I am sorry.” While just three simple words, many people won’t or can’t say them. How could that be? For some people saying “I am sorry” is almost impossible to do. For these people apologizing is frightening and may be based on their own insecurities and self-doubt. Rather than confronting their own fears, they consciously…

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Optimists Live Longer

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.                                    It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller Do you see the world through rose-colored glasses?  Or are you more of the “glass half empty” type?  Evidence shows that positive thinking and optimism leads to better health and higher levels of happiness in…

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