The Way You Think About Aging Affects Your Well-Being, Self-Esteem And How Long You Live

The Way You Think About Aging Affects Your Well-Being, Self-Esteem And How Long You Live

Why then do we immediately attribute a memory lapse to cognitive decline due to aging? The answer is that it’s what our culture teaches us and the way we tell ourselves how to grow old. It’s important to note, however, that if we believe we’re in cognitive decline due to our age, that can, in fact, negatively affect our mental abilities. According to extensive research by Dr. Levy, negative ageist beliefs affect our well-being, self-esteem and even our longevity.

How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

Several research studies have found that young children “exhibit gender stereotypes, racial prejudice, and preference for their own race”. Danielle Perszyk, a psychologist at Northwestern University, and her colleagues also confirm that children begin to show bias from an early age. Not only do they absorb the stereotypes they see, but they also become “increasingly attuned to social category labels, social status, and the biases exhibited by family members.”

Lisa Henson: Honoring A Legacy

Lisa Henson: Honoring A Legacy

Lisa Henson, along with her four siblings, spent much of her childhood, in her father’s workshop and studio in New York City. To her, it was a magical place where puppets were drawn and sculpted, and came to life. What a marvelous introduction to innovation and creativity for the woman who now, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, is tasked with not only honoring Jim Henson’s legacy, but moving the company forward in new and dynamic ways.

Women Warriors: Celebrating The Women Whose Shoulders We Stand On

Women Warriors: Celebrating The Women Whose Shoulders We Stand On

Andersson’s vision was realized in a 70-minute inspiring DocuSymphony. Her creation, Women Warriors: The Voices of Change is now a Grammy-nominated album (2022) and award-winning documentary film that has been winning film festivals all over the globe in 2021. Women Warriors premiered at Lincoln Center September 2019 to a sold-out house and standing ovation. People wept and cheered and sobbed having experienced this moving ground-breaking work.