32 results found for: Happiness

Chinese New Year’s Dishes with ‘Destiny’

Chinese New Year occurs between January 21st and February 20th   and continues for 15 days into the first month of the New Year. This year is the Year of the Goat and those born in Goat years are considered calm, gentle, creative and honest. Chinese New Year is the traditional time for families to gather, enjoy each others’ company and celebrate with lots of food. Chinese communities celebrate in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and in Chinatowns all over the world. Because my staff is like family, I love to treat them to a Chinese […]

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program

The key to a happy life . . . is a healthy brain From the outside, it looked like Dr. Wendy Suzuki had it all. She was a world-renowned neuroscientist. She had been lauded by her peers with many prizes and had produced many highly regarded scientific publications. She had tenure at a top-ranked university, where she also ran her own lab—two of the most difficult and highly coveted positions for any scientist to attain. And yet . . . Wendy was forty, frumpy, and focused on her work one hundred percent of the time. She was single, overwhelmed by […]

Live Longer with Daily Nature Visits

If you’re over 50, you likely spend a little more time than you used to thinking about your health and how to maintain it. But, did you know, you have FREE access to one of the best health and longevity boosters there is? It’s true and I’m going to tell you why… Daily Nature Visits: Zap Stress, Boost Happiness and Longevity Did you ever notice how great you felt after going for a barefoot walk on a sandy beach, or riding your bike through beautiful, rolling scenery, or just sitting quietly on a bench in the middle of a botanical […]

Most of Us Will Age Normally

Memory declines as we age, but most people will never experience the severe neuronal loss of dementia. “The Aging, Demographics and Memory Study” on the prevalence of dementia concluded that 13.9 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 71 has some form of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease accounting for just less than 10 percent, says brain researcher Carol Barnes. “That means 86 percent of us age normally.” The likelihood of dementia increase as people age, hitting 1 in 3 by age 85. Barnes, director of the University of Arizona’s Mc-Knight Brain Institute, has studied the aging brain for […]

25-Minute Walk Could Add 7 Years To Life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan. Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said. Researchers said moderate exercise could halve the risk of heart attack death among those in their fifties and sixties. Researchers said moderate exercise could halve the risk of heart attack death among those in their 50s and 60s. Provided to China Daily The new research, recently presented at the European Society […]

Food Is a Meaningful Centerpiece of Chinese New Year

  By Grace O I’m looking forward to Chinese New Year, which begins on February 8. This year is the Year of the Monkey. People born in this year of the Chinese zodiac are characterized as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous. They are clever and intelligent, especially when it comes to career and wealth. ‘Monkeys’ are lively, flexible, and versatile. It’s said that their gentleness and honesty brings them an everlasting love life. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Alice […]

Let’s Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is a very important holiday for me. Although I was born and raised in Southeast Asia, my father was three-quarters Chinese and my mother was half Chinese. We always celebrated the lunar new year by making special meals full of symbolism. For instance, we made a sweet sticky rice cake called tikoy because it symbolizes unity and togetherness and good luck that is supposed to stick to you all year long. We also cleaned the house and bought new clothes to wear on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. And […]

Food: A Powerful Medicine Against Cancer

WASHINGTON – What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a

Resilience: How To Deal With Life’s Tough Stuff

Happiness is not about wishful thinking, good luck, or avoiding negative thoughts. In fact, the only path to true happiness requires seeing challenges as opportunities and discovering emotional strength during times of struggle. In other words, it’s about resilience. Resilience is a quality most of us want to possess. The big issue is that no one knows how to access it in their day-to-day life.  We understand that it’s important, that it’s crucial even, but it seems like an ephemeral thing that you either have or you don’t. How we actually attain the skills to become resilient has been left […]

The Worry Solution: Why We Need It

Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, today what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days. At its best, worry is a way for us to turn over and solve a problem in our minds. But for many, worry becomes a negative cycle of unnecessary suffering. Now, based on cutting-edge brain science, Martin Rossman, M.D. has developed a program to help you break the worry cycle—and transform worry into a positive force. The program is the result of his new […]