Self reflection, introspection, well-being and meaningful life

Why am I in this world? What is the purpose of my life?  These are important questions  for  self reflection, introspection, well-being and meaningful life. The questions are part of several other fundamental inquiries about the human condition and the human experience which, much too often is not on the radar screen of most of us…

Seek Inner Peace for Healthy Living and Well-Being

The pain of the challenges of daily life that human beings cannot escape make it imperative for us to seek inner peace for healthy living and well-being. The issue of inner peace, its nature and characteristics, how to find it and how to sustain it has engaged the sages and great thinkers for millennia. Throughout…

Steps you can take even in midlife to avoid rust in old age

  “The earlier the better” is a familiar expression, however research has also shown that there are steps you can take even in midlife to avoid rust in old age. By rust, I mean physical and mental rust. That is, physical and mental decline and impairment of sharpness of the mind. Now, this is not…

Lifelong public service can keep the mind sharp into old age

Long term involvement in the civic life of society often requires continuing education and this lifelong public service can keep the mind sharp into old age. The ideals of “Humanism” were introduced into mankind’s intellectual consciousness on a grand scale during the Renaissance which began in Italy in the mid fourteenth century and in the…

5 ways travel keeps your mind sharp into old age

Wether you are in the infancy, prime or sunset of your career, you should consider these 5 ways travel keeps your mind sharp into old age. Why? Because travel experiences lead you away from the knowings and familiarities of your habitual mind and physical self to a new realm of unexplored reality. Travel can be for…

Steps you can take to avoid mental decline in late adulthood

Although it is the natural order of things to slow down later in life, there are steps you can take to avoid mental decline in late adulthood. Beyond the anti-aging creams, vitamins and supplements, exercise and mind training programs for older adults, how do you get an early start to preventing serious mental decline in…

8 ways to reduce cognitive decline in late adulthood

The restful golden years of retirement and old age can present health challenges, but let not your heart be troubled, here are 8 ways to reduce cognitive decline in late adulthood. Decline of brain function can occur suddenly and fast due to acute illness like severe head injury, stroke or coma due to a variety…

Do physical activities benefit the brain as you age

The answer to the question; “Do physical activities benefit the brain as you age” is yes, according to research studies.  Studies show that physical activities and exercise are good for our hearts, lungs, muscles, joints, waistlines, and ability to carry out everyday activities. Epidemiological studies suggest that physical exercise may also play a role in…

To keep the mind sharp as you age seek new passions

Although there is a time for everything, a timeless profitable attitude to adopt is that to keep the mind sharp as you age seek new passions.  Every individual is unique. Each person has different talents, attitudes and desires. Despite the same type of upbringing as siblings, or the same guidance, the response of individuals to…

Why should you avoid physical and mental rust as you age

The answers to the question; why should you avoid physical and mental rust as you age may seem obvious. However, despite this seemingly self-evident reality, many people continue to struggle in their efforts to take the steps necessary to prevent decline as they age. Certainly, there are people who are unable to do what is…

Learning and sharp mind beyond middle age

Scientific studies and research have demonstrated that there is a direct relationship between consistent learning and sharp mind beyond middle age. The learning activity may be construed by some people as being only within the framework of formal education. Some people may even think that the learning must involve activities dominated by reading and writing.…

Repetition as good habit to avoid physical and mental decline

Whether you are a young adult, a middle age person or a senior citizen, it is wise to embrace repetition as good habit to avoid physical and mental decline. The top rated tennis player who looses a match to an unranked player because she banged most of his volleys into the net has to regroup.…

Travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness

  The benefits of traveling certainly include admiration, appreciation and enjoyment of beautiful sites, but in addition, travel experiences can help maintain physical fitness. To travel is to learn. Travel by itself is a learning experience, especially if the destination is a place that you have never visited before. This may be a location within…

Fun Ways to stay mentally sharp as you age

In order to have fun, you must enjoy what you do, and those activities provide real fun ways to stay mentally sharp as you age. Incapacitating forgetfulness, physical and mental rust are not necessarily the destiny of mankind in old age. They can be though, if people do not take the necessary time proven steps…

Taking personal responsibility leads to well-being

Hard working, committed smart people can stagnate or even retrogress in their personal lives if they fail to realize that taking personal responsibility leads to well- being. Several factors come into play when one talks about true well being. These include physical and mental fitness, success in one’s career and personal relationships and fulfillment of…

Loyalty To Duty Keeps the Mind Sharp as you age

  Do you really mean it that loyalty to Duty keeps the mind sharp as you age? Yes I do. As you dig deep into the meaning of the word “Duty”, you will discover that its association with a sharp mind is congruent. So, what is “Duty”? Duty, as ordinarily construed implies one’s responsibility and what…