Health care in the west is great at keeping people alive and sick. If we want to thrive as we age most of that is up to us. -
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult Development. Is a book based on almost a century of data on close to 1000 people. It’s good science. Some of the factors won’t come as a surprise, some will. Most of the stuff we have some control over, some we have to overcome:
- • Avoid smoking and alcohol:not a shock. • Years of education: Education increases your chances of forming good habits. And it surrounds you with smart, ambitious people • Happy childhood: Not much control over this. But you can change your past by how you think about it. Tough times made you more resilient • Significant Relationships: We are social animals. We need people who care about us • Mature coping skills: Stop blaming, complaining and being passive-aggressive. Use humour, be grateful, empathy. Shit happens. It may not be your fault but it’s your responsibility • Generativity: A concern for establishing and guiding the next generation. So build a good life, develop into a kind person and then give back.
I'm so happy that the story of Dearg is resonating. We are now an Official Selection of the Creation International Film Festival. Thanks @monica_g_bell @asaucypan @kiran__deep16 @halleydavies @jackgleahy @atlanticfilmcoop
➲ || Took a road off the highway, followed it to a lake. Kayaked said lake with dogs (no idea how they aren’t tired- they literally swam across the widest point of the lake and are still going strong). As we were along the shore Matt noticed this back in the woods so we had to go take a peek. Love hidden gems. Never stop exploring my friends 🤙🏻
Post 1/2... For the last 24 hours I’ve thought about how best to sum up our bouquet workshop yesterday, and I keep on coming back to the same memory. A long time ago, in the summer months I took a job working as a day camp counsellor at a ski resort. Families would vacation there for a week, and enrol their kids into a Monday-Friday ‘camp’ program. Every Monday we’d get a new batch of kids often from all around the world, all strangers to each other. Every week I would love watching the dynamic of these tiny humans as they shed their shells and became friends with one and other. By Friday, there would be high fives, hugs, and pen pal programs in place, which is a stark contrast from the crickets on Monday morning. Yesterday, we brought 15 women together for a couple hours, some I knew, some who knew each other, and we all left friends. I was amazed (and so proud of) how unique, and beautiful each bouquet was. But, my favourite part was how we all admired everyone else’s work and shared in compliments. Thank you to all my wonderful participants, I’ve walked by my bouquet several times today with a sense of accomplishment, and I hope you have too! Here’s some pics of the participants bouquets... More to follow in the next post. ❤️
First pour from our #strawberryblondeale
It has a perfect balance of tart and sweet thanks to 100% Nova Scotia grown strawberries. Light in colour with a light pink hue.
Perfect for any warm summers day 🍓🙌🍓🙌🍓🙌🍻