Vicki Rodgers

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Name: Vicki Rodgers
Date registered: March 12, 2013
URL: http://www.jcmh.org

Latest posts

  1. How to Keep the “Happy” in Happy Holidays — December 2, 2013
  2. Attitude of Gratitude — November 4, 2013
  3. Depression and Older Men — April 29, 2013
  4. Can We Talk About Sex?? — April 22, 2013
  5. Resilience and Aging — April 15, 2013

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How to Keep the “Happy” in Happy Holidays

The holiday season can be filled with joy…or not. The season is full of goodwill and optimistic hope for the coming year. When we find ourselves doubting brotherly love or having negative thoughts about the coming year, we may feel out of step with those around us.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/12/how-to-keep-the-%e2%80%9chappy%e2%80%9d-in-happy-holidays/

Attitude of Gratitude

The simple act of acknowledging things to be grateful for can change our thoughts, actions, and mood. According to Emmons and McCullough, gratitude is the “forgotten factor” in happiness research. Their research suggests that those who participate in gratitude daily are more likely to make progress toward important personal goals, are more optimistic, and feel better about their lives as a whole. The College of Executive Coaching notes that gratitude is one of the top five strengths most highly related to overall life satisfaction.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/11/attitude-of-gratitude/

Depression and Older Men

Many men have spent their lives learning to be self-sufficient and teaching their sons this independence. I wonder why we think that men would reach out when they begin feeling depressed. It goes against the grain of the fabric that makes up their lives to ask for help for every little thing – and sometimes very large things.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/04/depression-and-older-men/

Can We Talk About Sex??

Let’s talk about how we underestimate the power of touch and physical intimacy. Serious research about the sense of touch began about 40 years ago. We know that babies without the nurturing of being held and touched do not thrive in the same way infants who are held and touched. Mammals like apes, dogs, cats, and even humpback whales enjoy a good scratching. Research informs us that touch can help us deal with many of the challenges that come our way in life; pain, fear, anxiety, stress, sickness, grief, and loneliness.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/04/can-we-talk-about-sex/

Resilience and Aging

The self-help mantra “Never get too angry, too lonely, too tired, or too hungry” is really good advice for living a healthy balanced life. People who have experienced a mood disorder learn quickly how true this is. If your balance is off in one of these areas, it is important to take active steps to gain control of your health and wellbeing.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/04/resilience-and-aging/

Saying “Yes” to Life

At a recent focus group with older adults, they said that the #1 concern for them about their quality of life was a loss of feeling connected to their family, friends and community. Many people living in the Denver area, moved here when they were working and are now “graying in place.” Because our society is more mobile, older adults find themselves living in communities without their brothers, sisters, or children.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/04/saying-%e2%80%9cyes%e2%80%9d-to-life/

Feeling Satisfied With Life

Did you know that older adults are often just as satisfied with their lives as a younger or middle-aged adult is? In fact, older adults have a lot more going for them. Overall, you are more stable and have less intense emotions to similar life events than the very strong emotions a younger person may feel. You have had success, heartache, happiness, and loss. All of these experiences provide a rich foundation for you to continue building your life upon.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/04/feeling-satisfied-with-life/

Are You a Worrier?

Most of us concern ourselves with living on a budget, being concerned for family and friends experiencing difficulty, and staying healthy. It is normal for some events to trigger feelings of anxiety about the future – change in living situation, loss or illness of a loved one, or disruption of income. We would want to review the needs brought about by the change and plan carefully the next steps to insure a pleasant future.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/03/are-you-a-worrier/

Improved Mental Health Possible through Healthy Eating and Active Living

It is increasingly difficult to find the time we need to take care of ourselves, to adapt to our changing environment and to recharge emotionally. Yet how we take care of, or don’t take care of, our bodies can directly impact our mental health. The good news is that making positive choices in the areas of fitness and diet/nutrition can help you lead a happier, healthier life!

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/03/improved-mental-health-possible-through-healthy-eating-and-active-living/

The Well-Being of the Caregiver

As the caregiver, your emotional well-being and stress relief may not be your main conern. In everyday life when stress hits, we feel many different emotions and generally deal with it fairly well. However, caregiver stress can be very different. Even helping professionals must learn to take care of themselves so they can be more responsive to those they are helping.

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Permanent link to this article: http://srfocus.org/2013/03/the-well-being-of-the-caregiver/

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