As I write in “Aging Happy”, ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to ignoring the beauty around us. On the other hand there is plenty of evidence that SAVORING the small pleasures of life increases our sense of well-being. No more gulping down meals without tasting them; no more walking past the dog that bounds to the door to greet you when you come home; no more failing to enjoy the fragrance of the flowers as you walk past them; no more “multitasking” that keeps you from consiously registering the real treasures this life affords you. So what are the gifts that YOU are going to intentially savor today? Happiness can be as simple as what you decide to focus on.
Published by Raeleen Mautner, Ph.D.
I have worked as a psychology professor, radio host, advice columnist and writer of several books, including my most recent work: "Aging Happy: How to Knock the Nonsense and Enjoy the Best Years of Your Life", which will be published this November, 2019. Together, let's challenge aging stereotypes and by our example, inspire those around us to live each precious day with meaning, passion, and confidence--at any age. In addition to musical theater, my current inspiration comes from singing with my fellow musicians in the band ENTERPRISE. View all posts by Raeleen Mautner, Ph.D.