Performing a play based on the epic poem transformed its participants
By Anne Basting for Next Avenue
Several years ago, I participated in a project that taught me something remarkable about aging and long-term care. The arts can transform long-term care into a meaningful experience — for people with dementia and those living independently.
By Allen Teal, Rolla Presbyterian Manor chaplain
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV).
The turkey is cooked, the family has gathered,
How you can fine-tune your eating habits to live longer and healthier
By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue
A bowl of oatmeal every morning, a handful of nuts, five servings of fruits and vegetables a day — researchers seem to be slowly compiling a grocery list of foods that can extend your lifespan.
At the same time, there are quite a
Exercise will seem easier when you cut out the negative self-talk
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
Feeling unmotivated to exercise? If you repeatedly tell yourself how much you hate to do it, your workout may suffer from your bad attitude.
Turning negative self-talk around allows you to not only feel better, but also to exercise harder
The views of ethicist Peter Singer, author of ‘The Most Good You Can Do’
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
Heartbreaking tragedies like the Nepal earthquake often make us want to donate to a charity and do our part to help. We’re also often touched by TV commercials imploring us to open our wallets for needy pets and children.
But since you
This boss got the job done using a few ideas from work
By Terry O’Reilly for Next Avenue
After my wife passed away, there were five of us left sharing our family home: me, my two sons and a pair of dogs who had come to believe that they were in charge of the house.
In the two years that have gone by, life has assumed a new normal. And in
A survivor and his wife offer advice for coping
By George H. Schofield, Ph.D. for Next Avenue
At 71, Bob Seiter was an active guy. After retiring from Kaiser Aluminum, where he worked in sales, he played golf three times a week, playing at a 14 handicap and striving to regain his 4. When he wasn’t on the fairway, he spent a lot