As we welcome Fall, we celebrate the departure from the scorching days of Summer and anticipate the FUN of festivals, “leaf peeping” drives through the mountains, and pumpkin-spice everything; the return of fuzzy sweaters and gatherings around the fire pit; chili, football, and curling up early with a good book.
In other words, we’re entering the season of awesome!
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Italian? Paint with oils or watercolors? Play piano? Play Bridge? Become a Master Gardener? How about meditation, yoga, tai-chi, or salsa dancing?
For decades, as we’ve lived and worked toward the day when we’d have time to write the memoir or plant vegetables or travel… and now we have the time! And with a new home in a carefree community, there are no more excuses: it’s time to pursue our interests and Learn Something!
Children are born curious; it’s how they learn about the world. But studies show that adulthood, parenting and job responsibilities, anxiety, and more, strain our resources, and we often find we “don’t have time” for curiosity.
In his 2010 book, Curious, author, and researcher at The Well-Being Lab, Todd Kashdan, asked, “What is essential to creating a fulfilling life?” Extensive research into this question revealed that Being Curious is an essential element to attaining what we seek: health (cognitive and physical), life satisfaction, and happiness.
Maybe you’ve heard about “embracing your inner child,” but you aren’t sure what that is or how to go about it.
This month, we’re all about your inner child – having fun, staying curious, dreaming big, learning something new, finding the beauty in every day, and practicing kindness.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
August is National Wellness Month, during which individuals reflect on and balance their total wellness for a healthier, more satisfying life.
“Wellness” goes beyond staying active and eating well. According to the National Wellness Institute, there are Six Dimensions of Wellness on which we need to focus to achieve a happy, healthy lifestyle.
When searching for a home, savvy buyers do their research to ensure they work with a reputable builder who uses quality products and employs a team of experts from construction to sales to closing and warranty.
After choosing a floor plan and home site, the most exciting (and perhaps nerve-wracking) step is meeting with the design professional to personalize your home.
The Summer Olympic Games opens this Friday, July 23, in Tokyo, Japan, a year after the event was postponed due to the global pandemic.
While things are not perfect (there are no spectators, athletes and their teams of coaches and trainers are mostly sequestered, and several athletes have been quarantined after testing positive for the virus), we can learn a lot from the spirit of the Olympics:
On Sunday, July 11, Sir Richard Branson fulfilled a lifelong dream to fly to space, experiencing weightlessness for about four minutes of the hour-long flight, and earning him the designation of “astronaut.”
Everyone has dreams that often seem out of reach, and this generation of Active Adults seems intent upon fulfilling as many as possible.
You may have read about the “secrets to successful dating” as one reaches a certain age, but did you know there are secrets to making friends after 50 as well? Turns out, friend-dating may often feel harder than finding a romantic partner.
Health professionals and psychologists agree that having quality friendships are important to maintaining health and happiness as we age, so we’ve compiled some suggestions for meeting new friends at any age:
Since we spent most of the last year either eating at home (whether we cooked it ourselves or ordered take-out), Summer is the perfect time to explore fun new dining experiences, like the plethora of FOOD TRUCK options available.