I would be (and have been) sorely disappointed if I let my fear of death keep me from being happy in this life.
The Wall Street Journal published an article recently that challenges head on the declinist myths of aging.
Growing older has meant, for some of us, that we have arrived, despite still having further to go, at a time and place in our lives, where there are no roles, rules, or expectations, other than our own.
Two major studies about aging dominated the headlines this week presenting drastically opposing views on what old age has to offer — years of painful suffering or increased wellbeing and happiness?
No matter what your age: 7 Things Fifth-Graders Do To Stay Happy Everyday.Secondary SidebarDr. Bill Thomas Presents: Dr. Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour visits 30 cities in 2016 to introduce audiences to a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging. Visit DrBillThomas.org to learn more
If you’re new to this blog, scroll down to Monday and read the post about how to make a good marriage better. There you’ll find practical tips and links to get you off to a good start. And below are a few more ideas that may help:Ask for what you n…
Is happiness really as simple as a warm puppy? Stopping to smell the flowers? Or as materialistic as a winning lottery ticket? There have been scores of philosophers and theologians over the years attempting to define happiness and to identify its com…
If you’re reading this blog post today, the overwhelming odds are that you didn’t win the record-breaking lottery over the weekend. Americans spent $1.5 billion in their magical thinking quest to win the jackpot, fantasizing about how they would happil…
Beautiful illustration of the U-curve of happiness — We start out feeling “Everything is Exciting” during childhood, then live pressures and challenges of life drag down happiness until we gain the freedom to have “more sex than anyone is comfortable talking about.”
The New York Times recently asked Gallup to come up with a statistical composite of the “happiest person” in the United States based on characteristics that most closely correlate with happiness according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Gallup’s answer: He’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in […]
— Mickey Rooney tells Senate panel to stop elder abuse now. Watch video of the testimony here. [CNN] — Background checks coming to a nursing home near you soon? “Nursing Home Workers Criminal Pasts Found” [The New York Times] — After dissing FightAging! yesterday as a wingnut anti-aging site I’m going to give them […]