Life Changes to Make When Over 50

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As we age, life changes. And instead of resisting it, remember that you can’t move forward if you are stuck in the past. By this point in life, most of us have a system in place, a way to manage bills, family, commitments, and responsibilities. But what if those methods are no longer working for you? Healthy adjustments can be made at every age. Talk through your concerns with personal counselor and decide what is important. Shedding Clutter and Making Life Changes When people are building their lives in their 20s and 30s they are acquiring the things they need.

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Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

As our bodies age and the health we took for granted in our youth fades into cellular disruptions, disorders, diseases and chronic aches and pains, we turn to the wonders of drugs — prescription, over-the-counter, and vitamins and supplements. So much so, that by the time we are 60 and older, more than 76 percent of us use two or more prescription drugs and 37 percent use five or more, according to a 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And that figure does not include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, which other studies indicate could easily double medication amounts.

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Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Playing a board game is the perfect way to spend some time with the retirees. The variety of games allows for quality one on one time, as well as group fun with grandkids. Moreover, games are known to improve the health of the brain, which can prove to be a great tool in regard to the memory and logical thinking of seniors. And most importantly, this keeps seniors engaged, which reduces the dangers of senior isolation. Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees Here are the top 10 board games every retiree can enjoy: 1.  Bingo Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

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How Online Support Can Help with Social Distancing

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Social distancing is when individuals maintain an increased physical distance from one another. It is used to help communities minimize contagious diseases by reducing the possibility of infection. This is important to our physical health. The problem is maintaining one’s mental health while social distancing. Humans are social animals, so it feels unnatural to stay away from others. It can underscore feelings of loneliness. Reach out for personal online support if you feel a lack of social connections is impacting your wellbeing. Ways People Feel When Isolated People are unique and they can have different emotional responses to social distancing.

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Forgive Yourself

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Although there may be things in your past you wish you could change, it is important for your own health to forgive yourself. Accept that you cannot change the past. Lingering on memories and feelings of the past that are unpleasant will only create more bad feelings. Why? Because dwelling on the past can actually make you feel more depressed. Here are a handful of ways to start letting go of the past. Talk About Your Problems When you talk about past problems, it’s easier to remember where long-ago issues reside—in the past. When you talk through things that have happened

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You Can Turn Mind Chatter Off Whenever You Choose

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When life is fun and you’re laughing away, you’re probably not judging people or situations in a negative or harmful way, right? That’s because you haven’t allowed your mind chatter to occupy any time or space in your thoughts. But what about those days that don’t feel so fun and you’re frowning or crying at every little thing? How do you handle your days or moments when you can’t seem to turn your negative mind chatter off?  Maybe you rationalize that everyone has conversations going on in their heads. Certainly, you can’t be the only one on the planet? Personal

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How to Increase Your Self-Motivation

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Motivation occurs under many circumstances, but when you experience natural inspiration as a result of energy from your spirit, that’s when you’ll feel exuberant and eager to willingly devote time to your interests. Self-motivation helps when you’re trying to lose weight, become more invested in a goal for your future, quit an addiction, or even something as simple as getting your chores done. Boost Your Positive Thinking When you’re driven by daily goals and routines, motivation can be challenging if it doesn’t come naturally. You need a positive mental outlook. Train yourself to avoid negative thinking. Also, create a list

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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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