Author Archives for Danielle Palli

Dear Diary: The Benefits of Journaling and the Lost Art of Letter Writing (Part three of a three-part series on Creativity)

October 27, 2021 2:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Dear Diary: The Benefits of Journaling and the Lost Art of Letter Writing (Part three of a three-part series on Creativity)

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli Journaling Can Build a Bridge (Cera’s Personal Story) A good friend and I had pregnancies 12 months apart. They were second pregnancies for us both, we had first kids almost the same age. My friend decided to keep a journal about the first year of her son’s life and the trials, tribulations, and joys […]


Discovering Your Musical Center (Part two of a three-part Creativity Series)

October 27, 2021 1:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Discovering Your Musical Center (Part two of a three-part Creativity Series)

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Cera’s Personal Connection to Music As my brain was swimming through ideas for this article, I took a moment to check on my five-year-old daughter only to find her laying on her bed, headphones plugged into the karaoke machine. Her eyes were tightly closed, and she was singing “let it go, let it go” […]


Creativity & Finding Your Flow

October 27, 2021 1:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Creativity & Finding Your Flow

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Danielle’s First Lesson in Creativity…   Growing up, there were two camps in my first-grade art class, those who would become the future Georgia O’Keeffe’s, Leonardo da Vinci’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s of the world … and me. These would-be painters, sculptures and architects were masters at putting pasta to paper and paper weaving […]


Overcoming Age Segregation

October 22, 2021 10:04 am Published by Comments Off on Overcoming Age Segregation

Into the 19th century in America, older and younger people often learned and worked side-by-side, and multigenerational households were the norm. But as we moved into a more industrialized world in the 20th century, we began to segregate young and old in all areas of life. In today’s society, how can young people understand what it means to age well […]


Walkability

October 15, 2021 3:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Walkability

How important is walkability to you? Walkability provides more than just physical health. Higher walkability scores in towns are linked to a neighborhood experiencing greater economic wellbeing. Walkable places also feature more access to arts organizations and more opportunities for civic engagement and greater social connection. But what makes a place “walkable?” CLICK HERE to learn more in the article, […]


Gerotranscendence

October 6, 2021 2:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Gerotranscendence

These in-depth interviews of Alaska Native Elders provide keen insight into the theory of gerotranscendence and healthy longevity. Those who embraced their role as a community elder “prioritized self-reflection, and intentionally took on the role of sharing life experiences with community members. They also shared stories that emphasized cultural traditions and values and felt a stronger connection to the land, […]


Lives Well Lived: A Talk with Award-Winning Filmmaker Sky Bergman

September 30, 2021 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on Lives Well Lived: A Talk with Award-Winning Filmmaker Sky Bergman

This time last year, Dr. Roger & Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity spoke with filmmaker, producer, writer, and visual artist, Sky Bergman about her award-winning documentary, Lives Well Lived, and her award-winning short film, Mochitsuki.  Turns out, she’s had a busy year! Lives Well Lived is now being aired on PBS and streamed across the globe.  Lives Well Lived, celebrates the incredible wit […]


Abundance or Scarcity: Which Will You Choose?

September 8, 2021 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Abundance or Scarcity: Which Will You Choose?

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli  There’s an old Cherokee proverb you might have heard about. A grandfather tells his grandson that within each person, there is a battle between two wolves. One wolf is negative and filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, guilt, inferiority, and ego. The other is positive and filled […]