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, […]


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

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 […]

Kindness in Chaos

By Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH  “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” – Gordon Hinckle Research has clearly shown the tremendously positive impact of serving others. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression than those who do […]

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 […]