Overview

When entering into a brand-new relationship, we often spend hours chatting with our love interest. As our relationships become more serious, however, the ways in which we communicate tend to change. Instead of flirting and complimenting our partners, our conversations tend to center upon more practical matters. Instead of whispering sweet words in our partner’s ear, we’re more likely to end up ranting about a rough day at work. Instead of chatting about our hopes and dreams for the future, we often crash on the couch, watching a TV show or movie together in near-silence. Focus... more ...
Have you ever owned a pet? Whether you had a pet goldfish as a kid, owned a dog as a young adult, or have simply admired others’ pets from afar, there’s a good chance that animals have put a smile on your face in the past.  Research is now proving that owning a pet can do wonders for our health. For seniors in particular, the benefits of pet ownership are tremendous. Many older adults experience better physical health and improved emotional well-being as a result of caring for their pet. What are the benefits of pet ownership? Are there any risks to adopting a pet la... more ...
I joined the 50 plus club at the beginning of 2020 on the recommendation of my daughter, she thought I needed to get out there and see what is going on in the world. I thought that I would just make some good friends which I did but nothing else. Well, I was very much mistaken, I met an amazing man and we became very good friends. We talked every day and even when we both started talking with other people ( which did not work out for either one of us), we still spoke with each other twice a day. After about 6 months, we decided that we should get together to see if there wa... more ...
 When we’re feeling sick or suffering from pain and fatigue, many of us reach into the medicine cabinet, looking for a cure for our symptoms. Sometimes, though, natural remedies can be just as effective as over-the-counter or prescription treatments.  Most of us have made a cup of herbal tea or a pot of hot soup to relieve symptoms of illness in the past. Sometimes, simple natural treatments like these work even better than man-made pharmaceuticals. Some natural remedies, however, are more effective than others. In recent years, some home remedies have even been tested and... more ...
In recent years, news outlets and researchers from around the globe have looked on in awe at the extreme feats practiced by a man named Wim Hof. Affectionately known as “The Iceman,” Hof is known for being able to endure prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. He has run a barefoot half-marathon over ice and has even broken records for swimming in ice water. Is Hof simply a medical anomaly? No! In fact, Hof claims that anyone can strengthen their immune system, boost their energy levels, improve their heart rate, and improve their ability to tolerate stressful and challeng... more ...
If movies and romance novels are to be believed, discovering true love is almost always followed by a blissful “happily ever after.” Those of us who have been in serious relationships, however, know that this certainly isn’t the case! Even the best relationships involve hard work and dedication.  When we’ve found “The One,” we want to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. What are the secrets to staying happy and building an enduring partnership? Here are a few words of wisdom from couples who have stuck with their partners for decades. By be... more ...
Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as emotional quotient (EQ) is a multifaceted skill set encompassing the ability to identify, understand, monitor, and effectively manage emotions in ways that lead to positive outcomes. Though some individuals are naturally empathetic and talented at processing emotional information, most of us could benefit from further developing our emotional intelligence.  Developing a deeper level of emotional intelligence has many benefits; research has shown that those who have a higher EQ tend to have better mental health, greater success at work, and s... more ...
Dementia itself is not a specific disease; rather, the term describes a cluster of symptoms that are the result of the brain damage caused by different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to Lewy body dementia. Many of the early symptoms of dementia can be seen in patients of all types. Other symptoms are specific to certain types of dementia and may point towards a specific diagnosis.  Though many adults experience mild cognitive impairment with age, others will notice symptoms growing worse over time. Dementia is not a natural part of aging, so it is important to recognize symp... more ...
After being with your partner for some time, it’s likely that you’ve fallen into a bit of a romantic rut. Even if you’ve only been dating for a few weeks, you may already be settling into a routine with your new love interest. Watching Netflix together or going out for dinner and an ice cream cone simply aren’t that fun or romantic anymore. Being romantic often involves surprising our partners. Taking your partner for granted and simply following the same old routine is one of the easiest ways to kill the passion in your relationship. Though surprises can be expens... more ...
According to one British study, many adults experience their greatest levels of happiness between the ages of 65 and 79. Another survey concluded that 75% of adults over the age of 50 are less concerned with what people think about them compared to when they were younger. 6 out of 10 surveyed said that they enjoy life more than they did in their youth, and the vast majority of respondents said they were now living for the present rather than for the future. Being more adventurous and less self-conscious as we age can be great for our health. Below, we’ve highlighted the stories of a... more ...