Author Archives for Danielle Palli

Harp Affirmation for Kids and Adults

August 8, 2022 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Harp Affirmation for Kids and Adults

Kids and adults of all ages can benefit from positive affirmations that encourage good sleep habits and promote relaxation. Try this meditation, led by Masterpiece team member, Danielle Palli, and composed by a clinical harp musician, Elizabeth Brosha, with a young person. Use the opportunity to share how you felt about the experience. (Thank you to script writer, Cindy Readnower, […]

A Navigating Together Conversation

August 3, 2022 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on A Navigating Together Conversation

Navigating Together’s network-wide event kicked off August 1! Navigating Together is a campaign encouraging individuals to engage in meaningful intergenerational conversations. It bridges the gap by sharing stories and wisdom that build connections. This video is an example of a conversation between Avery (age 8) and Danielle (age 49). How will you build intergenerational connections? Share your photos and stories […]

Building Your Dreams

July 29, 2022 2:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Building Your Dreams

“Let’s take away from ourselves the pressure of believing we must achieve it all at 30 or 40 or any age, for that matter, or all at once. And let’s also remember that when we take the time to unplug, recharge and find joy, wonder and gratitude in our daily lives — instead of burning ourselves out in pursuit of some […]

What Makes a Good Life?

July 18, 2022 4:21 pm Published by Comments Off on What Makes a Good Life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned […]

Resilience and Creativity

July 7, 2022 5:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Resilience and Creativity

Author Harriet Hodgson knows a thing or two about resilience and working through grief. Having lost four family members in a single year, being caregiver for her late husband, and knowing what it’s like to lose a child, Hodgson has been dedicating her life’s work to teaching others how to use art as a form of grief therapy. CLICK HERE […]

Forgiveness and Wellbeing

June 22, 2022 3:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Forgiveness and Wellbeing

EXCERPT: The act of forgiving benefits our well-being and peace of mind. There is a saying, “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” When we don’t forgive, we’re not hurting the person who we feel wronged us; rather, we’re harming ourselves. The common misconception about forgiveness is that the perpetrator must earn […]

Peconic Landing Celebrates 20 Years of Living Better!

June 22, 2022 3:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Peconic Landing Celebrates 20 Years of Living Better!

There’s always something exciting going on at Peconic Landing, the East End’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). That’s especially true this year as the not-for-profit organization marks its 20th anniversary with new projects and a yearlong celebration. Peconic Landing has been home to over 840 Independent Living members in its 20-year history, according to the organization. As a CCRC, […]

Everyday Ageism

June 16, 2022 2:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Everyday Ageism

Everyday ageism is a form of microaggression. Those seemingly innocuous everyday slights are highly prevalent in society, and those exposed to them are more likely to develop chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Messages from birthday cards that poke fun of being “over the hill,” innocent comments telling someone, “you look good for your age,” and […]

Are We In a ‘Loneliness Pandemic’?

June 3, 2022 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Are We In a ‘Loneliness Pandemic’?

Louise Hawkley, Ph.D., principal research scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago, talks about the difference between being alone and being lonely, how loneliness can harm our health, and how to identify and address the root causes of loneliness. Jam-packed with helpful research and tips for combatting feelings of loneliness at all stages of life, it answers the question, […]

How to Relax When You Don’t Know How to Relax

May 25, 2022 2:09 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Relax When You Don’t Know How to Relax

My husband can spend hours solving wooden logic puzzles and online adventure games. Me? I get annoyed within the first hour, lamenting the fact that there’s an hour of life I can’t get back. As for the adventure games, I have less of an interest in solving them as I do about enjoying the cool aesthetics of the virtual world […]