Happy Older Asians Live Longer

Happy older people live longer, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. In a study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, the authors found that an increase in happiness is directly proportional with a reduction in mortality.

This is one of the few Asian studies to have assessed the association between happiness and mortality among older people, while accounting for several social factors, such as loneliness and social network, therefore extending the generalisability of the findings to non-Western populations.

Stay happy my friends.  Check out the entire article here.

Peace Be With You – Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays 2011

People are often unreasonable and self centered
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind people may accuse you of ulterior motives
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest people may cheat you
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness people may be jealous
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough
Do your best anyway.

For you see in the end it was between you and God
It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Theresa