Seven habits to help you age happily

7 habits to help you age happily is a very worthwhile article in the Telegraph. It is written by Miriam Akhtar, who is a psychologist who specialises in Positive Ageing. In the article, she shares her tips to age healthily and happily.

She points out that little is ever written about the other side of ageing – the advantages of later life, the gains that range from wisdom and confidence to wealth. It’s true that the body is getting weaker but the sense of who you are and what’s important to you gets stronger with age. As the French say: “je suis bien dans ma peau” – I feel good in my skin. Continue reading “Seven habits to help you age happily”

Positive Psychology For Seniors

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It might be thought that if anyone is in most need of positive psychology, it would be seniors with all the aches, pains and stresses they may have to endure.  However in an article in the BBC News Magazine, Tali Sharot, a neuroscientist at University College, London, discusses some surprising findings on how happiness changes with age.  She is the author of two books on optimism, The Optimism Bias and The Science of Optimism. Continue reading “Positive Psychology For Seniors”

Think Positive And Improve Your Health

Pollyanna was a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that became a classic of children’s literature.  It now has become a popular term for someone with an optimistic outlook on life. Is it really true that such people are healthier?
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