Let Dan Buettner’s ‘The Blue Zones Challenge’ Be Your Catalyst for Change [REVIEW]

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Achieve a healthier, happier life with The Blue Zones Challenge. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We all want to live longer, especially in today’s day and age when just waking up the next day seems like an accomplishment. But what’s the secret to a long, healthy life? Dan Buettner has spent the past 20 years interviewing centenarians around the globe, looking for the answer to that question. The result is that he located the world’s Blue Zones, five areas with the greatest concentration of these individuals. In his previous books, he shared his findings with us. Now, with The Blue Zones Challenge, he is ready to teach all of us how to change, improve, and hopefully even lengthen our lives in just four weeks!

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Learn to Navigate Relationships with a Kind, Calm, and Faithful Heart in Dr. Bruce Chalmer’s ‘Reigniting the Spark’ [REVIEW]

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Healthy relationships don’t just happen. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Relationships are hard. We’ve been together for a couple decades now, and like everyone, we’ve had some ups and downs. But looking around at couples these days, particularly in the throws of the pandemic, we realize just how fortunate we are to still get along and enjoy each other’s company. Still, there’s a reason Oprah said just a few months back that by the time all this is behind us, there are going to be a lot of couples breaking up. All this unexpected togetherness can be challenging! But how do you keep love alive and well? Well, we’re not going to try and give you expert answers. Instead, we want to introduce you to Dr. Bruce Chalmer, author of Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back.

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Danielle Steel’s ‘Expect A Miracle’ Reminds Us that Hope and Inspiration Are Never Far from Reach [REVIEW]

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Anything is possible when you have a little faith. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Hope. That is the one recurring theme throughout everything prolific author Danielle Steel has ever written. As her protagonists face everything from the Holocaust to abuse, cancer, heartbreak, and more, they never give up, no matter how shattered life may seem to leave them. Time and again, they persevere, until they discover just how strong and resourceful they truly are. But where does Steel find her inspiration? The answer is found in her newest book, Expect A Miracle.

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Learn to Navigate Life’s Sticky Situations with ‘The Anxiety Toolkit’ [REVIEW]

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Does life leave you feeling stuck? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Let’s face it, the news isn’t good these days. If life made us anxious before COVID-19, we have even more reasons to go down the rabbit hole than ever before. So what’s a person to do? Don’t fret. Dr. Alice Boyes is here to help with The Anxiety Toolkit: Strategies for Fine-Tuning Your Mind and Moving Past Your Stuck Points.

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Rediscover Your Happy Place with ‘The Blue Zones of Happiness’ [REVIEW]

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One of the secrets to longevity is happiness, and these two in Boulder, Colorado seem to have that in spades. (Photo by Mark Doliner, Flickr)

Last time I chatted with Dan Buettner, he introduced my radio audience to the concept of “blue zones,” those places on our planet where people seem to live the longest . He also taught us why they have such remarkable longevity. Now, in The Blue Zones of Happiness, he uses further research to show us why these folks are also among the happiest in the world and what key strategies we can impliment in our own lives to find our happy place.   Read more of this post