The Dolce Vita Lifestyle

Raeleen Mautner, Ph.D.

Because COVID has led to spending more time at home, many of us are eliminating the clutter in our surroundings.  A messy environment creates a chaotic mindset. Just walking into a kitchen that has dishes piled up in the sink or trying to relax in a living room that is littered with pet toys or coats …

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The research is clear: social support through friendship—even more so than through family members, is related to greater life satisfaction as we grow older and may even lessen the impact of the health problems we commonly face.  Friendships are voluntary, unlike relationships that we inherit through birth or blood. Friends are more likely to be …

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