At this point, saying “I’m sorry” is probably a knee-jerk reaction for you. Whether you’re late to a meeting or accidentally bump into someone in a crowded room, apologizing is commonplace. But have you ever considered that you’re apologizing too much? Studies show that repeatedly saying “I’m sorry” can actually do more harm than good. “Sorry” can cause issues with self-esteem and impact how your peers view you. People who over-apologize often appear insincere, not confident or annoying. Even in situations where an apology is warranted, saying “I’m sorry” can leave the other person feeling like they need to comfort you. To avoid the negative impact “I’m sorry” can have, let’s discuss what you can say instead.
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves signal it's time to pull out the fall decorations. Colorado Springs offers many beautiful leaf-viewing spots, but you can create your own beautiful fall scene at home to enjoy all season. Many fall decorating ideas work in any home, including the cozy homes in the ViewPointe community, and you can customize them to fit your decor preferences.
Whether you’re grabbing a cup of tea with a friend or chatting with your hairdresser, regular social interactions are a vital part of living life to its fullest. Studies show that socializing on a regular basis is linked to improved mental and physical health in older adults.
A good hair day has the power to make anyone feel confident and self-dignified, no matter what age you are. At ViewPointe assisted living community, we understand that looking and feeling your best go hand-in-hand. That's why the community is proud to offer several self-care services, including a beauty salon.
The "organic lifestyle" is becoming increasingly commonplace in the world today. Organic diets — which seemed to be a fad among young, hip college students or 20-somethings a decade or two ago — have been shown to yield significant health benefits and enormous potential to improve your quality of life. Here's a look at some tips for integrating more organic food into your life as an older adult.
Traditionally, yoga is a path to spiritual liberation. But in western society, it’s become a form of exercise for the mind and body. Seniors may find many health benefits and enjoyment from practicing this ancient method. Here’s a quick guide to get you started with yoga.
Many Christians don’t realize the books of the Bible are organized by genre instead of chronologically. This genre-oriented organization is most prominent and noticeable throughout the Old Testament. The first five books ranging from Genesis to Deuteronomy, often called the Pentateuch, are regarded as the Books of Law. Picking up after Deuteronomy with the book of Joshua and continuing on through the next twelve books are the Books of History. Then, after the close of Esther, come the five Books of Wisdom: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.
Eating healthily doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy your favorite comfort foods once in a while. Even better, there are plenty of straightforward and affordable ways to transform junk food classics into healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. Below, you can find out how to give five popular junk foods a healthy makeover.
Marriage can be a complicated topic to approach in today’s world. On one hand, it’s a beautiful institution that God has designed for mankind in which two souls become one and vow to love, protect and accompany one another down life’s long, winding roads. On the other hand, it’s no secret that marriage isn't always picnic, and the vows couples trade when wed are much more than ceremonious displays of loyalty. They’re conscious decisions the couple promises to make every day they’re blessed with together.
We use our hands for thousands of actions and gestures every day, so it's important to take good care of them. For seniors, hand care is especially vital. As we age, skin becomes more delicate and is slower to recover from injuries, and issues such as arthritis stiffen joints, making simple activities difficult. By taking a few measures to keep their hands healthy and protected, seniors can ensure their hands are in good condition so that they can continue to pursue their favorite pastimes.