Diane Hamill

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The Power in Writing About Yourself

Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.<p>"This is not a replacement for people or human contact," said the designer Albert Lee of his new creation, an app called Emojiary. I wanted to believe him.<p>Every day you get a text from the Emojiary bot. It …

New Book: How To Retire While Working

“Working retiree” seems like an oxymoron. Yet six in 10 retirees are concerned that they won’t have enough money to sustain their retirement and would like to work during their retirement, according to a recent Gallup poll.<p>In addition, average lifespans are now over 80. Retirees are probably right …

Habits Pro The Habit Tracker for iPhone & iPad

MacLife: "You can tweak and add to your heart's content."<p>MacLife App Showdown Winner - Featured in iPhone Life: New Year New You - Huffington Post: 6 …

Structuring Your Meditation

The most important rule here is this: When it comes to sitting, the description of Buddhism as the Middle Way applies. Don't overdo it. Don't underdo …

Meditation

Farrell: Aiming for a six-figure retirement income

Q: I'm a big fan of Robert Kiyosaki. So why not invest for passive income to create an income stream when you are retired? I'm 51 & my wife is 47 …

Retirement

Becoming Spiritual: A Story of Kundalini Awakening.

In March of this year I packed my belongings, left my London job, career and life behind me and went to India to “find myself” and to “heal …

The Positive Psychology Behind GTD

“The purpose of life is to discover your gifts; the meaning of life is to give them away.” ~ David Viscott<p>Positive psychology is a branch of …

Happiness

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

<b>2. Say: “You’ve Got This”</b><br>It’s not just the pep talk that helps; it’s how you phrase it. People who encourage themselves using the second person (“<i>You</i> will run five miles”) rather than the first person (“<i>I</i> will run five miles”) perform better at tough tasks, according to a series of experiments …

Meditate on this to jumpstart your immune system

If you're at all like me, you dread getting sick. I'm just not very good at lying around for days feeling as if I've been run over by a truck. So I'm all about trying not to get sick in the first place.<p>As a researcher at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, I have to get a flu shot. But since the flu shot …

Meditation

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

Massachusetts school balks at allowing first-grader's service dog

A little boy in Massachusetts who has a brain malformation that causes seizures has been unable to attend the first grade because his school district won’t accommodate his need for a service dog.<p>Ericha Flateau, the boy's mother, says the dog has been trained to alert others to 7-year-old Austin’s …

My baby and my chronic depression

Lasting happiness has always eluded me. Now I’m worried my condition will rob my child of his joy<p>I have a very happy baby.<p>You’re probably thinking that most babies are happy. They are known as bouncing bundles of joy for a reason. But, even in the world of clapping, laughing, smiling babies, mine …

You're organizing your closet all wrong

If your closet is bursting at the seams and putting together an outfit is a daily treasure hunt, it's time to get your wardrobe organized.<p>"If you can't get dressed in a smooth and easy manner in the morning, that can throw your entire day off," said professional organizer Stacey Agin Murray.<p>The …

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

It’s that time of year where many people begin thinking about everything they have to be thankful for. Although it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.<p>In fact, gratitude may be one of the most …

Apps for Happiness and Personal Development

<b>BE MEASURING</b> for more Happiness and Personal Development<p>When I first wrote the Year of Personal Development series my focus was on free printable …

5 Ways to Lose Weight Every Day

<b>Lay Workout Clothes By Your Bed</b><br>It's genius! You'll have your outfit already planned out as soon as you wake up. Lorna makes sure she does this so she can't talk herself out of her morning workout. "I have to do the walk of shame if I get up and I don't exercise," she says.<p><b>Become a Snacker</b><br>Peek …

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory.<p>An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests.<p>In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2 percent a year in those who were obese—a …

6 Ways Dogs Help Ease Depression Symptoms

My husband and I had to put down our Labrador-Chow mix this morning. He did exactly what his sister did nine months ago: went out to our backyard on …

Pets

How to Cut Your Single Biggest Expense in Retirement

You're going to spend a lot on housing in retirement. Here's how to make sure you're not shelling out for places that don't serve your needs as you …

How Meditation Helps Anxiety

You’ve probably heard or read that meditation is helpful for anxiety. It is — but not in the way you might think.<p>“Many people have the misconception …