Choosing a career path can be difficult. You want a job that 1) fits with your natural strengths and gifts, 2) offers the satisfaction of having a clear and noble purpose, and 3) one that you know will be stable in the future. Often, as you peruse the list of possibilities, jobs will tick off two of those three criteria, but fall short of being the complete package.
The benefits of exercise have been well documented across medical journals, website blogs, gym pamphlets, and countless articles on the topic. But you will often notice that, accompanying these journal articles, blogs and pamphlets, are pictures of young people. It can give the erroneous impression that staying active and fit is solely a young person’s concern. This impression can’t be farther from the truth.
Often, when people talk about stress, they frame it in relation to their job, but the fact is that for many people stress and anxiety have very little to do with work. A Harvard Study on generalized anxiety in older adults and retirees found that the condition is quite common in people over 60, and another study from the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that more than 27% of older adults show symptoms of anxiety and/or stress.
Family Day is fast approaching here in Ontario, a day set aside for families to (hopefully) take the day off and spend some quality time together. But this year, when you make plans for February 18th, don’t neglect that special senior in your life. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or simply an old family friend, embracing their presence in your February 18th plans will not only brighten their day, but will also honour the spirit of Family Day.