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Tips for Adding More Movement into Your Day

“If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”  ~Dr. Robert Butler  In Dr. Roger Landry’s award-winning book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, Dr. Roger shares a great tip for adding more purposeful movement into your day.  Here’s how it works:  1. Get […]

How Does Physical Activity Promote Brain Health?

By: Dr. Rob Winningham, PhD There are many well-documented reasons to get more physical activity, including reducing the chance of stroke, heart disease, or diabetes. Physical activity can also help mitigate depression, mood disorders and improve sleep. However, physical exercise has also been linked to improved cognitive abilities, including the ability to stay focused and make new memories. What types […]

Laugh Your Way to Health

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH When author, political journalist and world peace advocate, Norman Cousins, learned that he had a degenerative spinal disease, he did what no one would have expected … he laughed. Armed with Marx Brothers movies and reruns of Candid Camera, he immediately noticed that within ten minutes of laughing, his pain went away. As a […]

Expanding Your Intergenerational Portfolio

By: Dr. Roger Landry “The soul is healed by being with children.” These famous words by author Fyodor Dostoevsky still resonate true to many of us today. Fellow writer, Leo Tolstoy, shared in Dostoevsky’s regard for young people, and went on to found 13 schools for peasant children. Both of these formidable writers were very public about their regard for […]

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 officially deemed an “urban species” […]

Avoiding Nature Deficit Disorder

By: Dr. Roger Landry  I remember the first time I took my grandchildren out stargazing on our roof. My oldest grandson, Jackson, was all wide-eyed. “This is so cool! It’s just like the planetarium!” For him, the planetarium was his first exposure to a night sky not diminished by light pollution. From then on, I made it my mission to […]

Leatherworking as Part of “Living It!”

By Danielle Palli “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” Lifestyle Director, Vivian Dunn told us. In this instance, she’s referring to Howard Coleman, a resident at the Buckingham at Houston (a Masterpiece Living partner and Certified Center for Successful Aging). At first glance, Howard’s long white hair and beard, coupled with his serious expression when he is leatherworking, was […]

The April/May 2017 Issue of the Mosaic is Now Available!

Masterpiece Living’s bi-monthly newsletter,  the Mosaic, offers timely and inspiring information about what it means to age successfully and be all that you can be! In this most recent issue, Dr. Roger Landry discusses nutrition and healthy aging and what people in the Blue Zones can tell us about living well. Plus, Edgemere residents, Mr. and Mrs. Simmons share their […]