It is the Season of Giving

Senior Couple Exchanging Christmas Gifts At Home

Studies have demonstrated the benefits of giving — not just for the recipients but for the givers’ health and happiness, and for the strength of entire communities. One of the messages here is that yo...

Love in Later Life

Happy elderly couple in love enjoying summer day together

Falling in love and having an intimate relationship is critical for life satisfaction and it isn’t reserved just for the young. Everyone wants and needs to feel love and that desire doesn’t change as ...

Acceptance of Others: A Path to a Happier World

Mature Couple At Home Looking Up Information About Medication Online Using Laptop

Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change i...

Loneliness and Isolation: Huge Public Health Problems

Elderly woman looks sadly out the window.

Loneliness can affect anyone of any age and background – from an older person mourning the loss of a life partner to a young person who simply feels different and isolated from their friends. Fu...

The New Year: Making New Year’s Resolutions and Changing Behavior

Happy family with lights

Wow! What a year 2020 has been with COVID, the horrible weather, the hatred and decisiveness throughout our country, and the major electronic hacking into the U.S. government systems. A year that nece...

The Village and Time Banking: A Model for the Future

TIme Bank graphic showing people helping each other

In October 2014, I wrote my article on the Village Movement. Originally started in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, the Village concept arose out of community members’ de...