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Peace of Mind: A Boomer’s Wish

We all share one common goal in life and that is to be happy and to experience inner peace and joy. However, you can’t look outside yourself to find that happiness. Money, appearances, and social recognition do not truly make you happy, since the pursuit of money and fame can cause a great deal of anxiety and heartache. So you really need to look inside for the key to that inner peace. To do this, ask yourself the following five questions:

• What are my lifetime accomplishments?

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Humor is Serious Business

Most people know that humor and laughter are beneficial for relieving stress. In fact, research supports laughter as a tool for lowering blood pressure, boosting immune function, releasing endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers, and producing a general feeling of overall well-being. Experts say that as you grow older, your view of the world becomes altered and your perspective on things changes. This means that what you found funny when you were younger, may no longer apply today.

Laughter and a sense of humor are natural resources, easily attainable and free. What people find funny depends on three theories: