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Anger's Role in Unhappiness and How to Remedy It

Anger’s Role in Unhappiness and How to Remedy It

Everyone knows somebody who is unhappy due to underlying anger issues that cannot be resolved. It is well known that anger is a primary symptom of unhappiness and can express itself as frustration, hostility, rage and at times, revenge. Anger and unhappiness are directly associated with poor health and accelerated aging, especially when the anger is suppressed or unexpressed. How does anger and unhappiness affect health and wellness? The Buddha puts it this way – “Holding onto anger is like...

Create Your Ideal Exercise Routine

Create Your Ideal Exercise Routine

Exercise is important at every stage of life, but becomes vital as we age for optimum health and wellness. Beyond obvious physical benefits, exercise is also associated with psychological and emotional health. A practical and effective exercise program depends on personal preferences, physical abilities, and one’s schedule. Various types of exercise include a warm up, aerobic, resistance, flexibility, and balance exercises and a cool down. Each type has its benefits, particularly for older adults. Each type has also been found...

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Scientists and spiritual leaders both agree that compassion is the key to less stress and happiness, especially as we age. Some stress, of course, is necessary to motivate action and pursue goals. Too much stress, on the other hand, can have negative consequences on physical, emotional and even brain health. The spiritual leader Dalai Lama says that “We are a social species and our happiness is defined by our relationship with others”. It is important to avoid feelings like anger...