HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

According to the AARP, one third of the people over the age of 45 regularly experience loneliness. A study done at Brigham Young University found that loneliness increases death at a rate on par with smoking and twice as much as obesity. Other recent studies have noted that loneliness can impact how our immune system functions, damage sleep quality, and put us at risk of heart disease. So what can be done about loneliness? Here are 5 easy things you can do. Practice some self-kindness. Engage in some self-care. Don’t just sit and feel lonely. Give yourself a break. Actively … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

A lonely man walked a long bumpy roadon his journey to get to the crowds in the city.On the way he met sorrow.He came face to face with suffering.He spent time with discouragement.He battled failure.Finally he reached the city.He stood in the midst of a large crowedin the middle of the town square.Multitudes of people surrounded him.He noticed an old man leaning on a cane.He said to the man,”I have traveled a long hard journey andcame to the crowds because I felt lonely.There are people everywhere,but I still feel lonely.I don’t understand.”The wise old man said,”My friend, loneliness is merely … Continue reading WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

BEHIND CHRISTMAS ARE MANY HUMAN STORIES

I boarded the Greyhoud bus to head home for Christmas.I looked out the window and sawan elderly woman with a canewalking slowly toward the bus door.She stopped to re-tie her blue faded scarf,pull her shawl tighter around her,and pick up a small crocheted bag.”Are you sure this is mine?” she asked.A younger woman took the lady’s armand helped her up the steps of the bus.”Yes, babushka, it’s yours,” she said.The younger woman guided the older womanto a seat near the front of the bus.She fluffed a worn hand-embroidered pillowand put it behind the older woman’s back.”Oh, that’s, just right,” the older … Continue reading BEHIND CHRISTMAS ARE MANY HUMAN STORIES

THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES

  In the mysterious deep recesses of your mind is a special private place, a safe and secure BANK, where thousands and thousands of wonderful MEMORIES are stored. All the special moments in your life are neatly filed there….forever. Every precious moment you ever experienced. All the people you ever knew. All the hopes you ever had. All the dreams you ever dreamed are there. And by some MIRACLE you can send a signal to that space and instantly RETRIEVE any one of those MEMORIES and RELIVE it. You can pick and choose what you want. Many of the MEMORIES … Continue reading THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES