1. Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Volunteer!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd3vRjGWCAg Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Volunteer! Volunteering is not only good for others, it’s good for you!  The health benefits are huge. Research proves that people who volunteer have lower stress, less depression, fewer physical limitations, and they l…Read More

  2. Time for Mental Floss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3fvdxP1syA Time for Mental Floss Reality TV shows and professional organizers attest to the amount of clutter we cram into our lives. My basement is living proof that we are accumulators.  Just like my basement, our minds can become cluttered too. Mind debris gets i…Read More

  3. Does Money Make You Happy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FS4BpVGgw0   “We have a lot less money, but we’re a lot happier these days,” a woman told me at a recent event. “Instead of going out, we fix meals together, play board games and watch movies at home,” she beamed. That same week I read yet another stud…Read More

  4. Ask for What You Need; Be Grateful for What You Have

    As we ask for what we need to put our lives better in balance, it’s good to remember to be thankful for what we have. Even people in the most dire circumstances can write items on their Things I Am Thankful For list. Gratitude in itself is a powerful life balance tool. It makes us healthier. Reall…Read More

  5. A Staggering Statistic on Work-Life Balance

    70% of the American workforce does not practice proper work-life balance, leading to negative health impacts over the long run. Employers are increasingly concerned with employee health, as studies continue to show the direct cost it can have. For example, Duke University researchers found that obes…Read More

  6. Spend Time in Nature for Better Health

    Spending time in nature brings many physical and mental health benefits. Now a new study suggests that even just being able to see nature from your bedroom window could support your health. According to research by investigators from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, having a view of…Read More

  7. Do I Diet or Exercise First?

    If you’re trying to eat more healthfully or exercise regularly, researchers have a surprising tip: consider making both changes at the same time. It may seem counterintuitive. Changing diet and exercise habits both require time and motivation. But research has shown people have more success when d…Read More

  8. How Americans Rate their Health-related Behaviors

    The good news is that 7 out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and exercise …Read More

  9. More Reasons to Think Positive!

    A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at University College London. Negative thinking behaviors such as rumination about the past and wor…Read More

  10. A Sleep Deprived Nation

    More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep. The problem is greatest among the police, the military, healthcare workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sle…Read More