Friday, May 11, 2018

Volunteer for Your Health!

National Volunteer Week has passed, but it is not too late to become a volunteer.
Check out Points of Light for inspiration and ideas. https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw
Volunteering not only helps your community but helps you. From Psychology Today: Volunteers live longer and are healthier, Volunteering establishes strong relationships, Volunteering is good for your career, Volunteering is good for society, and Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose!

Procrastination!

Let’s face it. We all do it! I even procrastinated writing this blog. I thought, maybe I should put it off until next week! Take this assessment, to see if you are a world class procrastinator and what you can do about it. https://www.additudemag.com/quiz-procrastinate-adhd-adults/

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beethoven for the Season!

For the Holidays-Ode to Joy with Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic. Such a wonderful gift to us all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5z0m7cs0A

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What’s Not to Like About Thanksgiving!

You are not alone in the comedy and pathos of family life.

Here are some Family Thanksgiving comedies to watch from Esquire.
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a50559/great-thanksgiving-movies-to-watch-this-holiday/
To name a few: Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin.

And then a humorous commentary on Family Get-togethers from Psychology Today.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Help in a Natural Disaster



Fires are raging in Northern California and many want to know how to help.
Many have lost their homes, businesses, and even their lives.
This article is geared for teens, but has good ideas for everyone.
Please help in any way you can.
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/natural-disaster.html

Friday, October 6, 2017

Just Say No!

“We underestimate how often people expect us to say yes, and also overestimate how offended they’ll be if we say no.” Daniel Ames, of Columbia University (through a Literature Review) found that low assertiveness can lead to worse outcomes, even diminished health. Read the full article from Psychology Today and learn why it is so hard to say No, and then learn how to say No!  https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201709/the-hardest-word?collection=1105674

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dementia and keeping it on the sidelines!

Greater educational attainment, lower blood pressure, regular physical activity, engaging in complex work-all may play a part in creating a healthier brain.  It is important to build up a “cognitive reserve” before old age. Exercise your brain. Have a hobby! Learn more in the July/August 2017 issue of Monitor on Psychology.  http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/07-08/cover-dementia.aspx