Successful Aging

Coping with Uncertainty

Living in a continuous state of uncertainty is difficult. Our brains crave certainty about our future. It’s been challenging to keep a level head when we are unsure of what to expect in a month, a week, or even tomorrow. If you have been feeling overwhelmed by all this uncertainty, you’re not alone. Not...

The Joy of Living Your Best Life

The amount of joy and self-fulfillment we feel grows when we put our best effort to be all we can be at every stage of our life. It starts by embracing the truth of who we really are without fear of judgment and by aligning our words and actions to our values and beliefs....

Letting Go and Accepting What Is

As we get older, we become wiser and know how to better manage our expectations. Expectations are problematic when we set them too high  and they are not met. It’s great to strive for excellence, but there is also wisdom in not letting perfection be the enemy of good. Keep in mind, letting go...

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Developing positive personality traits—such as being optimistic and finding the silver lining in situations—can benefit our health and wellbeing. Studies have linked stress and pessimism with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, as well as high blood pressure and heart disease. If you tend to lean toward the negative, or if the stress of 2020 has...

Meditation is Best in Nature

There is an abundance of research on the health benefits of meditation. When you practice meditation in nature, you gain benefits such as reduced blood pressure and heart rate, less muscle tension and a decrease in production of stress hormones. There is a meditation technique the Acacia Creek community practices called moving meditation. This...

Keep Learning and Stay Curious for Mental Health

Curiosity is a natural part of human development. It is how children learn and grow and it helps us continue to thrive throughout our lives. People who are open and curious tend to have more appreciation of novelty and a strong desire to explore, discover, and grow. It’s no wonder studies show that maintaining...