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How resilient are you?

When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart? We are familiar with IQ and EQ but what about AQ, the Adversity Quotient? This is a measure of your resilience that tells how well you withstand … Continue reading

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Grin and bear it …Smiling can help reduce stress

By Ian Wiseman We can all remember being told to ‘grin and bear it’ when something did not go our way and to accept what was happening without complaining. And now research indicates that may very well have been good … Continue reading

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No News Is Good News?

By Ian Wiseman Have you ever noticed feeling more stressed as a result of watching or reading negative news stories? There may be a good reason why you feel this way as media studies show that bad news far outweighs … Continue reading

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A Game Changer

By Ian Wiseman Discover why having a hobby is important for wellbeing and health Many of us claim to be too busy to have a hobby because of insufficient time due to the demands of our 24/7 society. But making … Continue reading

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Sexual health and aging: keep the passion alive

Sexual health is important at any age. And the desire for intimacy is timeless. While sex may not be the same as it was in your 20s, it can still be as fulfilling as ever. Discover with Mayo Clinic which … Continue reading

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Optimists live longer: Is your glass half-full or half-empty?

 By Ian Wiseman An optimistic attitude has direct health benefits with positive effects being experienced, not only on your mental health, but on your physical well-being as well. On those days when nothing in your life seems to be going … Continue reading

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Exercise: The wonder drug for the over 50’s

Exercise has been described as the wonder drug for the over 50’s.  Here the American Heart Association provides strong motivation for regular enjoyable exercise: Reduces cardiovascular risk factors Regular exercise – such as brisk walking (brisk enough to work up … Continue reading

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True contentment: What does science say about it?

By Ian Wiseman “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” A reporter asked John Rockefeller: “How much is enough?” His answer was fascinating: “Just a little bit … Continue reading

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Why Loneliness Matters

By Ian Wiseman Mother Teresa described loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted as the most terrible poverty of all.  “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. … Continue reading

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Emotional wellness

Emotional well-being is a state of mind that allows us to feel good about ourselves, others, and our life circumstances. Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress. It implies a sense of contentment and an ability to laugh … Continue reading

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