Feeling Overwhelmed? Here are Three Solutions You Can Use Today

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Whether you’re single, divorced, or married, many feel overwhelmed. Everyone has good days and bad days. Sometimes you want to write down your gratitudes because you’re so filled with joy. But at other times, it would be difficult in your own frame of mind to even conjure up three reasons why you are grateful to crawl out of bed in the morning. If you need a helping hand, reserve a personal consulting session to explore ways to eliminate your frustrations. Are You Feeling Overwhelmed? Maybe you’re living in a state of chaos because there’s so much going on in your life.

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When Was the Last Time You Had a True Feeling of Joy?

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Joy can mean many things depending on who you are talking to and how you present the question. But the definition of joy remains the same, it is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Do you remember the last time you felt joyful? What Is a Joy Journal? Do you keep a joy journal for those times when you experience a true feeling of joy? Most don’t, although keeping a gratitude journal and recording times of happiness can be beneficial for your health. Even if you don’t keep a journal, when you are joyful, you may find the event

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5 Ways to Start a Gratitude Practice

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Practicing gratitude can decrease stress, increase optimism, and improve your well-being. This is because negative thoughts can be very draining. So, changing your outlook and focusing on the positives in your life can help pave your path to healing. If you need help finding thankfulness in your life, reach out for counseling. Talking about your problems, and recognizing the good you already have in your life, can lead to more happiness and fulfillment while reducing stress and depression. Below are a handful of gratitude exercises, pick one or two and incorporate them into your daily routine. Compliment Yourself Recognize something

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Aging: Finding Joy in Your Life Again

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It’s not easy getting older. Not only do you have to deal with the aches and pains of this stage of life, but the reality of death is harsh. You may have lost loved ones that were a big part of your life. Losing them may have brought you to your knees in desperation of wanting them to come back. While you may have been able to get back on your feet again, things are not the same. You may have lost the joy in your life. Aging: vFinding Joy in Your Life Again Aging: Finding Joy in Your Life Again

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When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

When Roles Reverse: Talking to Parents About Alcohol

In every parent-child relationship, there eventually comes a time when roles reverse. It's a natural and inevitable extension of the aging process. The mom or dad who once changed your diapers, drove you to soccer practice, and applied Band-aids to skinned knees will gradually lose their mobility and independence, requiring greater help and supervision with their own health and safety needs. For the child who in turn is tasked with caring for an aging parent, navigating this new juncture can be difficult because it means taking a more directive role in relation to a grown-up who, in addition to having

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Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors

Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors

Entertainment is a priority for me, but spending money on it isn't. So, I'm on a mission to find low-cost ways to enjoy my free time, spend time with friends, and socialize. For seniors, its important for our health to get out of the house and make connections. Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors Some people invite me out but it's to dinner, drinks, theater, concerts, in other words, spend a lot of cash. Once in a while, that's fine but every weekend? Instead of spending a lot, ask what is the purpose of going out? It's to catch up with friends,

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Feeling Alone During the Holidays

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says that number adds up to 15 million people in the U.S., including 27 percent over 65. And of these, 26 percent face an increased risk of death due to the subjective feeling of loneliness. Feeling Alone During the Holidays Loneliness is common during the holidays for a variety of ages due to living away from family and those who feel it the most are empty nesters, the elderly and individuals who are grieving - the loss of a loved one. The

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Giving Back and Expanding Horizons through Volunteer Research

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With the added leisure time that comes in retirement, many seek out fresh ways to broaden their horizons. A new research laboratory at Harvard University offers a great opportunity to do just that. The Harvard Digital Lab for the Social Sciences (DLABSS) gives people of all ages the chance to share their opinions on social science research questions. Cutting-Edge Research Lab  DLABSS is a unique and growing community. It has hosted over 130 studies, netting over 90,000 individual survey responses. Right now, there are more than 25,000 volunteers who respond to surveys on DLABSS. They come from all over the

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Emergency Disaster Tips for Seniors

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Since peak hurricane season extends from mid-August to the end of October, FEMA suggests older adults stay prepared by having emergency plans in place. Weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, and the hurricane season has just launched, so if you live in a high risk area, here's what you need to do. Create a support network of family, friends, neighbors, community or faith-based organizations, human service providers and others who can help before and after an emergency or disaster. Discuss your needs with the trusted support network before a catastrophe occurs, since they bring loss of power, cell phone service

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