Opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing

The statement; Opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing might seem obvious. Still, hundreds of millions of people lack the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. They live in societies and nations led by individuals who turn a blind eye to the misery of large segments of their population. Indeed, some of the so called leaders…

How third world medical disasters can affect your wellbeing

How third world medical disasters can affect your wellbeing In this post, we will examine how third world medical disasters can affect your wellbeing. We live in a complex and increasingly shrinking world. It is a world in which the challenges continue to mount in nations and on continents. There is virtually no area of…

With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness

With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness Given the dire situation of the world’s failed nations, this question is pertinent: With chronic 3rd world poverty, how secured is your wellness? Any astute observer of the world economic and political scene cannot but come to the conclusion that these are probably not the…

Has Foreign Aid Reversed Poverty In Sub-Saharan Africa?

 Has Foreign Aid Reversed Poverty In Sub-Saharan Africa? Has Foreign Aid Reversed Poverty In Sub-Saharan Africa? Despite more than $1 trillion in aid in the past several decades, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world’s poorest region. This is a conundrum for Development experts. In spite of the largesse and multitude of experts made available to these nations,…

Knowledge, informal education, wellness and wellbeing

This post will explore the notion that knowledge, informal education, wellness and wellbeing belong together. This may sound like a stretch, but far from it. Indeed, hopefully, as the reader will see, like many things in a productive, meaningful life, knowledge, formal and informal education are pivotal for wellness and wellbeing. The term knowledge is quite…

Despite unfulfilled expectations, you can avoid rust

Good health, wellness and wellbeing are our “natural” dreams which can fall apart unexpectedly, but despite unfulfilled expectations, you can avoid rust physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At each stage and phase of our lives, we not only have dreams, we also have certain expectations of ourselves and we map the pathway for achieving those…

Acceptance and Moving on are crucial for wellbeing

After the phase of the indiscretions of youth, as one journeys through mid life, the wise realizes that acceptance and moving on are crucial for wellbeing. Acceptance is not the equivalent of “giving in”, surrendering or loosing hope. Rather, acceptance of one’s situation wether the situation is good or bad, involves pushing the pause button,…

Patience, perseverance, wellness and wellbeing

Why would one put patience, perseverance, wellness and wellbeing together even though patience and perseverance are not members of the four cardinal virtues of classical antiquity? It is because those two attributes, patience and perseverance constitute major, inestimable qualities necessary for harmonious relationships, and by extension, for wellness and wellbeing. Indeed, it is probably not…

Justice, injustice, wellness and wellbeing

What in the world is the connection between justice, injustice, wellness and wellbeing? Well, there is quite a bit of connection. For millennia, mankind has struggled with the appropriate answers to the question: “What is Justice”?  From antiquity to modernity, the greatest thinkers have wrestled with the issue of justice and injustice, their impact on…

Pranayama; breath control is mandatory for well-being

Lack of spontaneous breathing is incompatible with meaningful life, hence Pranayama; breath control is mandatory for well-being. Spontaneous breathing, the capacity of an individual to breath by himself or herself is central to “being alive”. The pattern of breathing and the ability to control the breaths and perform desired breathing exercises are also very crucial…

Wellness; Beyond exercise, dieting, wealth and possessions

What does the phrase; “It is well with you” mean? Most people will probably agree that it means Wellness; Beyond exercise, dieting, wealth and possessions, when viewed from either sacred or secular lens. The intent in this post is not to diminish or impugn the significance of exercise, dieting and even possessions and wealth regarding wellness…

5 Ways Volunteerism fosters wellness and wellbeing

  While the actions of volunteers by and large do benefit the recipient(s), these are 5 ways volunteerism fosters wellness and wellbeing of the volunteer. Most of us, at some stage in our lives during and beyond adolescence would probably think about the idea of volunteering for a good cause. The spirit of volunteerism, I believe…

7 Reasons to add Yoga to your toolbox for wellbeing

If you wish to fortify the portfolio for your wellness, consider these 7 Reasons to add Yoga to your toolbox for wellbeing. What is Yoga? The origin of the word yoga is the Sanskrit word Yuj which means “to bind,” “to unite,” or “to join.” Yoga is a vast collection of physical, mental and spiritual practice aimed at integrating mind, body…

Hope, an essential for Wellbeing in our somber troubled World

Why is Hope, an essential for Wellbeing in our somber troubled World? Because hopelessness is the ultimate deviancy along the downward spiral from excellence, relevance and wellbeing, to physical, mental and intellectual rust, and eventually to oblivion. So, fundamentally all human beings, by nature, and by virtue of our existence, a priori, do affirm hope. Hope…

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…