LIFESTYLE: Self-Compassion


Self-compassion is a way of relating to ourselves with kindness and acceptance in instances of pain, struggle, suffering or failure.

Kristin Neff defines compassion as consisting of three central components: mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness.

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LIFESTYLE: Mindfulness and Stress Management

Someone may have told you: be mindful!  You realize that it has something to do with paying attention. You are right! Mindfulness is paying attention to your experience, to your body, feelings, mind and world around you. In this way, you develop an awareness that helps you see everything more clearly. Read more

LIFESTYLE: Keeping Our Brain Healthy

How can we live in a way that prevents memory loss, improves brain performance and increases mental fitness? The good news is that research in the late 1990s has shown two important points:

  1. The human brain can generate new brain cells that assist in the battle against neurodegenerative disease.
  2. We create these new cells by selecting environments, behaviors and activities that are enriched, complex and novel.

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LIFESTYLE: Planning for the Third Phase of Life

The Third Phase of Life can begin as early as your 50s when you begin to think about life after active work. This stage of life is an opportunity to write your own script and create your future. You can enjoy more freedom, develop new interests, celebrate life, enjoy adventure and adapt to change. Read more