Is a Wandering Mind a Sign of Aging?

Posted on 12/6/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere’s a new study that suggests that if your mind frequently wanders or gets distracted — hey, are you paying attention? — it means your cells are aging too quickly. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, wanted to test whether being able to focus on the here and now predicts better health and longevity. To measure longevity, they looked at telomeres, the little caps at the ends of a cell’s chromosomes that are considered a biomarker for how …

Make Your Life Story Award Winning: Be in the Moment

Posted on 03/6/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeYour life story is written by one person and only one person and that is YOU. We create each and every page of our unique life story. Each moment becomes part of our own personal blueprint.  Your story will be like no one else’s. You can decided whether you are going to be a hero or a bully or a best friend, a good spouse…whatever the title, the adjective, the noun…you plug them into the script. Each new day we are …

Mindfulness: A Caregiver’s New Year’s Goal

Posted on 01/1/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingIt’s that time of year when we all stop to reflect on the past year and think about those pressure-filled “New Year’s Resolutions.” But you know what? I already have plenty of pressure when it comes to caregiving for both of my parents. So this year, as I began to make the usual laundry list of personal “resolutions” such as losing weight, exercising every day, eating more healthily, keeping up with paperwork, addressing a whole list of health issues my parents are facing, simplifying …