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Balance – what is it?

Wellness pundits encourage us to seek balance in our lives, but generally don’t provide much detail about how to accomplish that feat. Here are some thoughts to help guide you. Let’s first take a look at what balance is not. As it appears in the yin-yang symbol, equilibrium is not static but fluid, changing in response to your personal environment. Balance does not mean pursuing activities with a measured reserve – rather, being passionate about what you are doing when you are doing it. The intensity is not muted and … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Boomers and Millennials

Follow the urge to make an impact and experience the fringe benefits. If retirement is on your mind, LEARN MORE HERE about the joys and the challenges. Join us February 16-18 when, along with 11 other experts, we’ll be presenting a Free Virtual Symposium. A friendly encounter or gentle conversation has the power to set the tone for your whole day. And your attitude can be a catalyst to an act of Generativity, a term coined by Dr. Erik Erickson. He describes a stage of psychosocial development when older adults have a … Continue reading

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Sweet ’16

What does the phrase “Sweet 16” bring to mind for you? For me, it’s the surprise party my parents threw for me on my sixteenth birthday. For the men in my family now, it’s the excitement of college basketball teams on the “road to the Final Four.” But for all of us today, it’s the hope that 2016 will bring more joy into our lives and less anxiety. If you’re a parent of a Millennial, here are some tips for increasing your family’s long-term happiness in 2016 while you decrease … Continue reading

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2016: Moms and Boomerang Kids

The phenomenon of adult children flying back to the nest has recently been called a favorable cultural shift. However, some moms in the midst of spreading their own wings are struggling with that reality. As we launch 2016, here are some practical tips to help navigate the transition: Increase optimism. A positive mindset doesn’t diminish the fact that now you have a lot more responsibility and much less freedom. But changing your perspective and how you see these particular circumstances can alter your experience. In part, don’t we all create our own reality? … Continue reading

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