We know that dance is a good physical activity and just plain fun, but it turns out, it’s got surprising benefits that go well beyond the basics. In addition to aerobic fitness, dancing can positively impact all of our senses and lead to better cognitive health, while also reducing stress and depression and connecting us to others. In this Bright […]
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Up to 80% of our waking day is spent communicating in some way, and 45% of that involves listening to other people. Yet, it is estimated that we retain only 25% of any given conversation
Listening and playing music produce powerful effects on the brain.
At Masterpiece, we understand that our mindset and beliefs are very powerful motivators. In this Growing Bolder article, contributors Tricia Reilly Koch and Doro Bush Koch discuss cultivating joy
Our expectations about aging affect outcomes. Healthy aging expert Kay Van Norman challenges our perceptions that aging is only about decline and that we need to accept the "new normal.
The message is clear, finding purpose through work or volunteering, staying connected with others, and continuing to learn lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life.
New research suggests that our metabolism doesn’t really change all that much until we reach our sixties, and then it declines about 1% per year. But this isn’t the whole story. Read More about how strength training, cardio exercises, and a slight modification in caloric intake can make a huge difference in metabolic function with age. Note: You might also […]
When Carolyn Doelling retired, she began feeling overlooked. “So much of our identity is tied with what our titles are and what our work is,” Doelling says. “I am a development officer. I am a marketing strategist. Then when you let that go, you have to find a different ‘I am.’ But saying ‘I am retired,’ well, that’s really not […]
Award-winning filmmaker Sky Bergman shares a great message on this podcast about finding your purpose at any age, overcoming fear, and being naturally curious. She also drives home the fact that “you are not too old” and “it is not too late!” Learn more about how stories can help connect generations and why the more personal something is, the more […]
Intentionally seeking the feeling of awe can improve memory, boost creativity and relieve anxious rumination. “Awe” is one of the seven most powerful emotions we think of when describing happiness. When was the last time you were awe-struck? CLICK HERE to read “The ‘little earthquake’ that could free your mind.”