January, 2017

A Time for New Beginnings A new year means a fresh start. Making New Year’s resolutions is part of starting the new year for almost half of Americans. Losing weight, getting organized, saving more and enjoying life more fully are usually at the top of our resolution lists. The organization Statistic Brain found that 45…

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December, 2016

Getting Older Relatives to Share their Stories Benefits Everyone Those of us who have lost parents and grandparents know the feeling – wishing you had spent more time learning about your family’s history, your elders’ stories of great joy and sadness, their triumphs and regrets. Holiday visits are a great time to begin the process…

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November, 2016

Gratitude Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we’re grateful for.  Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Berkeley, one of the leading experts on gratitude, says gratitude is important because it allows us to appreciate the value of the good things in our lives. Being grateful also blocks negative emotions, helps us fight stress…

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