Ted Talk Tuesday: Making Stress your Friend

Kelly McGonigal’s Ted Talk from 2013 is the most unique talk you’ll ever hear about stress!  We’ve all heard that stress kills.  In fact, for many years, she herself relayed that message to people, along with providing stress-coping strategies. Then she adapted her beliefs, after getting some revelations from a long-term study showing that it’s not stress that kills, but rather, how people react to stress. By changing how we face stress in our lives, we can make our lives healthier and happier.  

Check it out, and let me know what you think about Kelly’s point of view on stress and its positive aspects. 

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ABCs of Vital Aging: Traditions

Every year, in May, I go to the Eastern Market (a Farmer’s Market in Detroit, Michigan) with my sister and niece for our annual Flower Day week-end tradition. It’s a festival of colorful flowers of all varieties, along with fresh veggies and fruits. Amish baked goods tempt the taste buds. Street musicians play some sweet music, and of course, there’s the people watching. The streets are filled with people of all colors and creeds. Everyone is friendly and happy to be walking about, planning their gardens and looking for bargains.









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