Today’s society can cause excessive and chronic stress that is unhealthy. Communing with nature can be restorative. See video for ways to commune.
When age creeps up on us we all start to feel our age. The question is, do you feel older or younger than your chronological age? Feeling old is no fun! And, new research shows that confirms a relationship between well-being and even mortality. I Can Relate! In a matter of months, I shifted…
The Five Elements of the Well-Being Index
Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor…
Laughter feels good!
Now there is evidence that it is good for your brain.
When you are engaged in joyful laughter, the whole brain gets involved and exhibits high frequency Gamma waves, the kind of brain activity that is seen in adept meditators while they are meditating.
Having a Great Day
Most people would agree that it is a great day when you feel confident, in control, in an upbeat mood and ready and eager to face the challenges of the day. You could call it happiness but it is more. You are flourishing, energized, feeling good in the moment and facing life so you will feel good tomorrow.
Stress goes down and self-esteem goes up, and when self-esteem goes up so does your mood.