• The Science Behind Happiness

    Did you know that 50 percent of your happiness is predetermined by your genetic make-up? That means the other half of the formula is influenced largely by you! A research study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that human beings are born with a “happiness set-point,” or in other words, a default happiness level […]

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  • Nature Necessities

    By: Teresa Amaral Beshwate John Muir, mountaineer and father of the national parks famously wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” Although John Muir lived only until 1914, his words could not be truer today.  Humans were […]

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  • Mindful Aging: The Power of Presence

    By: Cera Meintzer “Wherever you put the mind, the body will follow,” Chaplain Jim Kok, Executive Director of Chaplain Services at Christian Living Communities, told us. He began his presentation on mindful aging by citing the work of researcher Ellen Langer. In the ’90s, Langer studied the mind-body connection and specifically how your thoughts and […]

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