How to Live Well and Live Longer

What is the secret to living a long and healthy life? There are five geographic areas in the world with the highest life expectancy; Research carried out by Dan Buettner identified the nine commonalities the oldest people in these areas share to increase their wellness and longevity. Which countries have got it right? Let's look at the Blue Zones.   These areas are:   Okinawa in Japan  Nicoya Peninsula (Costa Rica)  Ogliastra in Sardinia (Italy) Icaria in Greece  The Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California (USA) As you can see in the diagram in the introduction, the…

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Wellness is a Continuum, not a Destination

My understanding of wellness is that it's a whole-body experience. A state of complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It's an experience of being at ease with oneself and the world around us.   Wellness is a constant process that needs to be monitored and tweaked moment by moment. It's not a quick fix, and it's never all done; it commands the ability to be present to the body in the moment.    Wellness is a journey, a continuum, an ongoing process that changes slowly over time. It's an…

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Anger Inside Out!

We are in a time of immense change - where life is forcing us to examine and challenge the very essence of our human condition. For real change to happen we need to acknowledge and take responsibility for our emotions rather than playing the victim and the blame game.I believe that anger is an expression of fear and fear is an expression of anger. A paradox. We feel the reverse to what we show the world.Traditionally it was considered acceptable for a man to say he was angry when in fact he was afraid and…

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