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A Mayo Clinic physician offers a joyful plan based in science
Dr. Amit Sood, 48, reckons, based on average life span, that he has 10,000 days more to live. That sense of finite time helps him focus his attention, show compassion, be grateful and help others — all actions that lead to happiness.


How to avoid treating your loved one like a child
As a loved one starts to slip away due to Alzheimer’s or another dementia, his or her behaviors may at times seem childlike. As a result, there’s often a tendency to treat this adult as a child.

Articles and Blogs

What the Dreams of the Dying Teach Us About Death

Shortly before her death, Jeanne had a vivid dream. She was lying in her bed at the hospice center, she told a researcher. People began walking past. On her right was a line of strangers who touched her arm or hand as they went by. On her left was a procession of loved ones who…

The Challenges of Dating as a Single Midlife Mom

In wrestling, competitors are required to earn an escape point each match — they have to prove they can extricate themselves from tough holds. In her new book Escape Points, author and Northwestern University journalism professor Michele Weldon explores all the nuances and metaphors of that phrase. She flees an abusive relationship only to have …

How She Started Investing In Stocks After 60

When the stock market sank in 2009, Sandy Chaikin of Philadelphia, lost 40 percent of the money she’d invested in mutual funds following her financial adviser’s recommendations. “I asked my financial adviser to sell, but he suggested I ride it out,” says Chaikin, 65. That experience was enough for the veteran marketing executive to look …

Build Your Resilience for Health and Success

We hear a lot about the importance of resilience: the ability to get through a period of stress, upheaval or trauma with our mental and physical health relatively intact. It is the ability to “bounce back” from adversity that takes us forward in life, instead of staying “stuck” in one painful and unproductive place. In his new…

Using Business Principles to Downsize a Home

After my wife passed away, there were five of us left sharing our family home: me, my two sons and a pair of dogs who had come to believe that they were in charge of the house. In the two years that have gone by, life has assumed a new normal. And in that time, …


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