Diagnosed with dementia, choosing when to die

For someone with Alzheimer’s disease, wrote college professor Sandy Bem, it is “extraordinarily difficult for one’s body to die in tandem with the death of one’s self.” How she carried out her plan to take her own life before the disease took it from her was chronicled in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday.The article left me staring into space for two reasons....more

Smoother Than a Fresh Jar of Skippy

www.thesocialbeing721.com I stole the title for my blog post today from Bruno Mars’ song, Uptown Funk. This phrase made me laugh when I heard it.  I thought to myself, who doesn’t want to be smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy!? Cause I sure do!...more


The physical activity added to brain training is one of the formulas to keep the body and mind in harmony with good healthLong aging meant loss of mental abilities and work disability. The retirement was synonymous with idleness and end of life. Fortunately, today the reality is different: Seniors are more cheerful, active and healthy....more

Hope for a Dreamer

 As a dreamer I have high hopes and long for freedom. As a dreamer I tend to rebel and fight for what I truly desire. I’ve lost my hope many times, but somehow managed to look past the darkness. I’ve always known there was something better waiting out there for me, something bigger and something brighter. The world I see is almost intimidating, and yet, everyday I feel my heart jump in elation, just at the thought of being free and independent once again. I can finally breathe....more

Raising rates? But why?

Do you have a degree in nutrition? If not, you might want to check out the laws in your state to ...more

It is not your job to be perfect

SourceNews flash: the world doesn’t need perfection from you.You weren’t born, schooled or hired for flawlessness....more

10 Things I Know About Being Healthy

As I made my way through my second pregnancy (whoo hoo *throws confetti*) I dealt with insane cravings, bouts of fatigue and NFTG* state of mind when it comes to working out. But every day I made a choice to stick by my healthy diet, workout and power through all of it....more

3 game-changing health mantras to get you through the week

Friends! There are a lot of exciting things in the works (hint: an ebook! Hint: collaboration with one of my blogging heroes!), so today’s short and sweet....more

It's Okay to Say No

I think some of the most empowering moments in life happen when we meet a challenge and say "I can do this." Even kids like to say it. Moms and dads clap their hands and cheer when their little ones accomplish something big for the first time on their own. This do-it-all attitude becomes part of our psyche growing up and when we leave home for college, or start a new job, move to a new city, get married, or begin our own families....more