Showing posts from July 9, 2017

Being Close With Your Grandparents Means You’ll Have A Healthier Life

Grandmas and Grandpas everywhere, rejoice!

You now how another reason to spoil your grandkids, and it’s actually been recommended by scientists!

A new study out of Boston College looked at the relationship between a close relationship with your grandparents and your overall mental health, and what they found is pretty concrete.

“We found that an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship was associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations,” said Sara M. Moorman, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute on Aging at Boston College. “The greater emotional support grandparents and adult grandchildren received from one another, the better their psychological health.”

It also benefits the grandparents as well! The study found that grandparents who gave (and received) tangible support like rides to the store, help with chores, or money when things get tight, experienced fewer symptoms of depression over time.

“Grandparents have a w…

This is why you need to stop eating tilapia ASAP

Eating seafood is a great way to get vital nutrients and vitamins. Tilapia is the most popular farmed fish in America because of its affordability. But health experts are warning consumers to stay as far away as possible from Tilapia.

Tilapia Contains Few Nutrients: Researchers from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine released a report on the omega-3 fatty acid content in popular fish. Tilapia scored far lower than most other fish on the list. Omega-3 fatty acids give fish most of their benefits, including Alzheimer’s risk reduction. Tilapia contains a TON of omega-6 fatty acids, which are terrible for you. The quantity of omega-6 in tilapia is higher than a hamburger or bacon.

Tilapia Could Cause Alzheimer’s: One of the omega-6 fatty acids in tilapia goes by the name of arachidonic acid – a compound which significantly increases the type of inflammatory damage that precedes Alzheimer’s. So while eating healthy fish like mackerel, halibut and sardines would reduce your risk of…

Inspirational Quote – July 15, 2017

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

We can be extremely talented and skilled at what we choose to do in life and may even be respected and admired because of it! However, rightly or wrongly, other people judge us by the company we keep, the words we utter, and how we conduct ourselves in private and in public. They do this for the simple reason that these tend to truly reflect the choices WE make and, in turn, show us for who we really are. Therefore, wouldn’t it be to our advantage to put thought and care into these choices? I know I do.

Awakening Compassion at Work

In their new book, 'Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations,' Drs. Jane Dutton and Monica Worline discuss the theme of compassion, how employees and organizations can utilize it, and why it's valuable. It is important to recognize that western society often encourages a fear of compassion, particularly fear of being seen as weak or being taken advantage of. However, practicing compassion benefits an organization by boosting morale, increasing efficiency, and creating employee and client loyalty, thereby helping with retention and reduced turnover. Companies and their employees can practice competent compassion by recognizing and acknowledging the suffering of others, and responding in a way that allows the employees to determine what level of response best suits them.

What Happens When You Break a Bone

What Causes Bones to Break?

From the crunch of a sports injury to an accidental fall, people break bones in all kinds of ways -- usually from some sort of impact. Bones are strong and even have some give to them, but they have their limits, too. They can even bleed after a serious break. Diseases like cancer and osteoporosis can also lead to breaks because they make your bones weaker and more fragile.

What Kind of Break?

Doctors talk about broken bones, also called fractures, with a few basic terms:

o Open or closed? Closed, or simple, fractures don’t break through the skin. Open, or compound, ones do.
o Partial or complete? Partial breaks don’t go all the way through the bone. Complete breaks mean the bone is in two or more pieces.
o Displaced or non-displaced? If the broken pieces still line up, it’s a non-displaced break. If they don’t, it’s displaced.

Types of Fractures

Common types of breaks include:

o Transverse: breaks straight across the bone
o Stress fracture: a very thin crack, also c…

Inspirational Quote – July 14, 2017

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? We all have a past, and many of us have a past that perhaps contains memories of things we’ve done or had done to us that we’d rather not be reminded of. We are also ignorant of what the future holds for each and every one of us, but we all contain hope that it will be contain happiness, prosperity, love etc. However, the one thing that is constant in all of this is US! We are the “ship” that is sailing the sea of life. We are the vessel continually taking aboard what we pick up on our voyage. Hopefully, we realize and learn as we journey what’s good for us and also what’s not so good for us. However, the main lesson to learn here is that WE ourselves carry our past with us and will also absorb the future as we experience it so live in the moment and just BE!

Beyond Grit: The Science of Creativity, Purpose and Motivation

How are world-class geniuses different from other people? It may have less to do with genetics and more to do with the journey from interest to purpose to hope. Angela Duckworth is a psychologist, founder of the non-profit 'Character Lab', and bestselling author of 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She examines how successful and happy people delve into their passions as a process of discovery, and how their acceptance of feedback fuels their motivations. Read her full interview with Adam Grant as they discuss misconceptions of what perseverance really means, the science behind motivation and the tension between creativity and grit.

Eight Steps to a Happier Vacation

Traveling can be stressful. Can the science of happiness help?BY JAIME KURTZ

Last year I took a trip to Taos, New Mexico—a place I’d heard so much about and had always wanted to see. But, after passing by one extraordinarily beautiful vista after another en route, and racing through all of the major tourist sites in just one day, I realized that the experience left me feeling flat. Yeah, Taos is a marvel. But I’d missed something important: happiness. How many of you spend a lot of time planning your wonderful summer vacation only to feel let down by it? Given how little vacation time many people have these days and how much money it can cost to travel, this is disconcerting, to say the least. Here’s where the science of happiness can help out. After having my own travel letdowns, I decided it was time to put my knowledge of happiness research to work, to get the most out of my vacations. In my recent book, The Happy Traveler, I outline the science that shows why we sometimes miscalculate…

Inspirational Quote – July 13, 2017

“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.”

Everything or everybody we see is “colored” by our own personal perceptions based on what we’ve learned through time. That’s just the way it is so there’s nothing we can do about it right? Wrong! If we are fortunate in being aware enough to realize this is what we’re doing, we can take steps to change our thought process. See things from another’s point of view. Be more considerate and weigh things up before deciding to pass judgement. As I said, that’s just the way we are all shaped and colored by life so it’s no bad thing, just something to be aware of for the future.

Charles Halpern: Cultivating Wisdom for Justice

Charles Halpern exemplifies cultivating inner resources for working in justice and social transformation. His contributions to education, law, and social movements have been facilitated by his inner work around wisdom and mindfulness. In this interview, Halpern describes how his practice grounds him while working to transform the criminal justice system. He explains, "We shouldn't respond when we're driven by rage, but instead when we're driven by a sense of possibility -- a possibility that we can open new dialogues in this country, and back off from the intense polarization that's characterized American decision making processes over vitally important matters for decades. How can we come together in a place of dialogue, mutual respect and interconnection?...I think that can only be done by people who have done some inner work and be the leaders of that conversational process.…

The Uninhabitable Earth

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

By David Wallace-Wells

What to Do When You Hate the One You Love

It's a thin line, says an old song and some new research. Here are seven ways to keep bad feelings from getting out of hand.BY AMIE M. GORDON

Have you ever hated your partner? You are not alone: It turns out that almost all of us have times when we strongly dislike the people we love the most—although some of us may not even realize it. In a series of studies, Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda found that people don’t just love or hate significant others. They love and hate them—and that’s normal. The key to getting through the inevitable hard times, as my own research suggests, is to never stop trying to understand where your partner is coming from. Love is complicated, isn’t it? How did Zayas and Shoda find the hate in the midst of love? They asked study participants to think of a significant other they like very much. Then, the participants reported on their positive and negative feelings toward that person. Unsurprisingly, people reported highly positive feelings and very low negative …