Posts by: Dr. Roger Landry

Sleep Is Non-Negotiable!

On September 13, 2018 By

Did you know that an estimated 40% of the people in the US alone are not getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep has been linked to a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, poor memory, Type 2 diabetes and unnaturally speeding up the aging process. It is also a major cause of […]

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Never Act Your Age!

On August 16, 2018 By

Dr. Ellen Langer, a Harvard University researcher, conducted a now famous study back in the late seventies. Using older men as subjects, she immersed them in an environment from twenty years earlier. Room trappings were from the fifties. Conversation about fifties-era topics was in the present tense. Recorded radio programs were fifties vintage. This immersion […]

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In the fall, the leaves of many trees will turn beautiful shades of red and yellow. However, the real substance of the tree is the trunk and roots. They remain while the leaves come and go.

When we are younger, we frequently attempt to adopt a healthier lifestyle for non-health reasons. Vanity is perhaps the […]

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You Have a Choice!

On June 14, 2018 By

The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately 70% of physical aging and […]

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What do you do about people who drain you? Who make you feel bad about yourself? Who are not happy when you have success or other positive events in your life? Or, what about the person who constantly looks at the world negatively?

Folks, we are responsible for our internal environment, and if that’s negative, […]

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Remember this guy? He’s the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, and he’s always late and in a rush. How many of us can relate? I often hear the phrase, “I don’t have time to unplug.” What that means when we say this is that we’re surrendering to a time-based society where we are expected […]

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Are the foods you eat helping or hurting you? Certainly, dining is pleasurable and it is a social connector and important. However, when we get busy, we may lose track of what we are eating and end up overindulging on foods that are harmful to us. On the other hand, when we’re eating at our […]

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There’s a poem out there by Jenny Joseph entitled, “When I Am Old.” And it begins like this:

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me … But maybe I ought to practice a little now?”

The implication is that you’ve got […]

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Purpose

On January 11, 2018 By

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”                                                […]

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While I can’t tell you what your purpose “should” be, I can tell you that for most people, what brings meaning to their lives often includes other living things: people, children, animals, nature, etc.

One way to begin honing in on what is meaningful to you is to take a little time exploring what you […]

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