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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN

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In a society where ageism is prevalent, we may hold the belief or perception that “elderly” people no longer have interest in bettering or educating themselves. On the contrary, not only have older people accumulated innate wisdom, having gone through numerous experiences (both good and bad), but many work to stay active and curious in later years. Of note is that when we continue to learn, new brain cells develop, which indeed helps to forestall or even prevent dementia.

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IDEAL SELF

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When I was a child and lived in a very small town, I imagined myself traveling many places that would set the groundwork for fostering my adult self as an author and a healer—thus engaging with the ideal part of myself in the best way I could.

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TEN WORST HABITS FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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According to Careers in Psychology, the following ten habits may be sabotaging your mental health and overall well-being. Stepping into a new year is a good time to assess any habits and patterns you may want to work on changing. 

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PEACE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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During this time of year, peace becomes a central theme—whether at church, within families, or among other gatherings of people. Peace is in the air! Such is the case for the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, directed by Aaron Howe. The Journal North newspaper recently reported that Howe wants to create a space where people can “acknowledge each other’s humanity” despite their differences. He believes that, above all, peace means “looking out for the well-being of everyone.” I feel that this is such an important message, especially during this particularly divisive time. 

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INTUITION

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In the last blog it was mentioned that Einstein had faith in his intuition—a trait, according to Psychology Today, that may be limited. Gut feelings have their value, yet do not always result in the best decisions. Many regard intuition as a “magical phenomenon.” 

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