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Is Your Food Crashing Your Mood? Stress-Free Noshing

By Beth Heller We say it all the time.  Well-being lives at the intersection of how we move, how we eat and how we connect with each other and the world around us. This September, our blog theme is stress.  And, while our organization doesn’t like to get in the weeds of nutrition advice, we… Continue reading Is Your Food Crashing Your Mood? Stress-Free Noshing

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Grandparents: Less Stressed or Maxed Out?

By Beth Heller Perhaps you didn’t realize that September is National Grandparent’s Month.  And I bet you didn’t realize that grandparenting lies at the center of an academic argument:  does grandparenting cause stress and decrease well-being or does it actually decrease stress and increase well-being? At first blush the answer is “Duh, grandparenting definitely increases… Continue reading Grandparents: Less Stressed or Maxed Out?

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Mondays Matter: How Lifelong Learning Celebrates Long Life

 By Beth Heller I’ve written about my parents, Joe and Laurie, previously in the context of well-being. Their recent move, which took place last November, represented a tremendous shift from independent retirees to members of a senior living residence.  I wondered who they would become when the things that defined them – independent householder, neighborhood… Continue reading Mondays Matter: How Lifelong Learning Celebrates Long Life

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The Economic Argument for Lifelong Learning

By Beth Heller Here’s a fun snapshot.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2009 students aged 25 or older accounted for 40% of college and graduate students.  This number is projected to rise by 43% by 2020, with nearly 20% of that predicted cohort likely to be older than 35.  And the… Continue reading The Economic Argument for Lifelong Learning