Successful Aging

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...

Be Healthy, Be Happy!

How often do you think about being happy? Happy people live longer, stay productive, and are also active citizens in their community according to The World Happiness Report.  For those of you who resilient and easygoing, happiness comes more easily. For others, it may take a conscious effort to ignore negative impulses to achieve...

Live Life in the Blue!

“Blue zones” are areas of the world where the proportion of healthy 90- or 100-year-olds to the overall population is notably high. Locations consist of Okinawa, Sardinia, Costa Rica, Greece and even Loma Linda, California. Residents of these areas are even known to experience significantly less disease than the rest of the world. Dan...