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December 8, 2017

Why the Language We Use for Aging Matters

By Susan Williams Recently there was a media buzz around the fact that Allure Magazine was no longer going to use the term “anti-aging”. In their announcement about this change the magazine made an excellent point on why they made the shift – “language matters”. And it really does. So much of what we say and think both to ourselves and others can have an enormous impact on how we feel and behave. For example, think about the last time someone suggested you look tired. It may have been an innocent enough comment but how did that make you feel? Did you possibly […]
November 22, 2017

Three Ways to Make Gratitude a Year-Round Sport

By Joe Casey Like many families, we have a tradition of sharing what we’re grateful for at our Thanksgiving table. For us, it took a while to gain traction. At first, we went around the table and each person shared what they were most thankful for this year. This was not enthusiastically embraced by the gaggle of nieces and nephews, not to mention some of the curmudgeons at the grown-ups table. It led to some memorable gems. My personal favorites from the early years include:   “I’m grateful I only have to endure this torture once a year.” “I’m thankful […]
November 22, 2017

The Contagious Habit – Saying Thanks

by Denis Wuestman It started with a simple trip to a local food store to grab a cup of hot chocolate on an unusually cold morning a few weeks ago. I was standing in a short line to pay for my drink and a small snack. When I approached the cashier to pay, she smiled, nodded towards the man who was ahead of me on line and said to me “he took care of this for you, have a nice day”.  I turned quickly and saw the smiling face of someone about my age as he was heading out the door and called […]

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