Do You Have a Sense of Purpose?

Long LifeHaving a sense of purpose in life gives you focus and direction. It is tremendously fulfilling to awaken each morning knowing where you are headed. Especially rewarding is when that purpose helps others, right?

Now there is research that shows that fulfilling your purpose can help you live longer!

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [Read more…]

Eat Nuts to Live Longer?

We’ve all heard that nuts are good for us. A handful a day, as a snack or on a salad, is a great way to add healthy fats to our diet. Now, a new study has shown that eating nuts – peanuts (a legume, grown underground) or tree nuts (such as almonds, or walnuts) – are equally as good for you, and have additional health benefits.

“In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health.” (From Science Daily)

From ANY cause? That’s pretty significant. Like magical little beans! [Read more…]

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