Handwriting is more than just a form of communication. It’s part of our identity; you can always tell if something is written by you or someone else. The flourishes, how we cross our Ts and dot our Is, can be telling of our personalities. Our handwriting can change from being super neat and then chicken scrawl when we’re in a hurry.
For older adults, it really is better to give than to receive, a University of Michigan study suggests. The study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, finds that older people who are helpful to others reduce their risk of dying by nearly 60 percent compared to peers who provide neither practical help nor emotional support to relatives, neighbors or friends.
Do you like the sound of your voice? Does your tone of voice benefit or hurt you in your life? Would you like to access your strongest and most attractive sounding voice?
I once moderated a Fortune 500 company meeting where three senior vice presidents answered employee questions about professional advancement. Prior to the event, I asked a technician if these three executives (a woman and two men), whom I had not yet met, should be hooked-up with microphones. “Oh no,” he replied, “you listen to their voices, and you immediately know why they’re vice presidents!”
Most of our waking hours are spent in the workplace. So what we do during those hours can have a profound impact on our overall health. A positive wellness culture during the workday can contribute to better health - physical, mental, and emotional well-being for you and your co-workers. Healthy people are more productive, more constructive and require fewer sick days and health associated costs. Both employers and employees can promote a healthier work environment.
Our family’s sleeping habits play a key role in our efforts to prevent childhood obesity and maintain a healthy weight. A lack of sleep can increase the risk of becoming overweight or obese and lead to other behavior issues. Sleep is important for everyone, especially our kids. It’s not just about feeling grumpy or dozing in school, it’s about getting the sleep you need to avoid serious health problems.