Posts by: Dr. Roger Landry

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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As a father and grandfather, I can’t imagine a life without children in it. Children are the bearers and promoters of our more noble qualities. They teach us life’s basic tenets: how to live in the moment, the importance of play, that sharing with others is the right thing to do, and that curiosity and […]

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Dr. Harold Koenig, a physician at Duke University and an international authority on spirituality and health, tells us that spirituality is the “personal quest for understanding answers to the ultimate questions about life, about meaning, and about relationship to the transcendent.

” What is particularly appealing about this definition is that he believes it is a […]

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Facing a Challenge

On September 28, 2017 By

As we age, we are likely to encounter problems, everything from arthritis to cancer to heart disease. But facing a challenge does not mean you’ve failed. For example, getting cancer, or heart disease, or even cognitive impairment, doesn’t mean it’s your fault. It just means you must deal with it if you are to age […]

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