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  • By: Danielle Palli  When I phoned Gloria Casper to learn more about the monthly “Bee of Good Cheer” program she manages at the Beacon Hill community (where she is a resident), the interview took an unexpected turn. What I got, instead, was a lesson in what it takes to live a life of gratitude, and […]

  • By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH There is a scene in the movie The Bucket List where Morgan Freeman tells Jack Nicholson that in ancient Egypt, in order to enter heaven a person is asked two questions:   1. Have you found joy in your life?  2. Has your life brought joy to others?  In conversations […]

  • By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH   I have a question for you. How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did you feel better about yourself and more uplifted? Or, did you leave feeling the unhappy effects of negativity?  In the New York Times best-selling Book, How Full is Your Bucket? […]

  • World Gratitude Day falls on September 21 each year. World Gratitude Day was formally established in 1977 through the initiative of the United Nations Meditation Group, and is meant to be a time when you express gratitude for life, for family and friends, for everyday heroes and for wonderful experiences. This day is also recognized […]

  • 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 […]