Lead contributor Greg Asimakoupoulos expresses his perspective on current events and life in general through verse. We have used Greg's weekly expressions since SeniorLifesytle began in 2006 and borrowed (with permission) the "Rhymes & Reasons" title used on the Partial Observer website where his work still appears.

The updated SeniorLIfestyle site includes all of the Rhymes & Reasons we have used since April 2006. 

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Health & Wellness

 122 records found

How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain by Marta Zaraska / Quantum Magazine

Finding Relief from Neck and Back Pain by Bara Vaida/NPR

What a 'Tripeldemic' Means to Your Body by Special

To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic

How to Support Your Immune System When It's Running Low by Chloe Gray / Stylist

That Pain in the Neck by Jessica Harris /Stylist

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Your Actually Need? by Claire Maldarelli / Popular Science

Sick and Struggling to Pay by Naom Levey / NPR

Hope and Mental Health by James N. Watkins

The Vindication of Cheeese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk by James Hamblin / The Atlantic

When You Eat Matters by Elena Koning / The Conversation

Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac by Faith A. Watkins and David N. Watkins

Coping with Another Tough Winter by Brad Stulberg / GO.com

COVID Will Become Endemic by Maryn McKenna / Wired

Don't Ignore Your Heart by Elizabeth Millard / Prevention

Don't Be Surprised When You Get Omicron by Yasmin Tayag / The Atlantic

Sleep and What You Eat by Aiden Wynn / Stylist

Use Your Calendar as a Reminder to Make Your Days Count by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Friluftsliv from Stylist / Making the Most

8 Balance Exercise Examples by Francesca Krempa / Well+Good

Normal? by Leona Bergstrom

The Staggering, Exhausting, Invisible Costs of Caring for America's Elderly by Anne Helen Peterson / Vox

Overcoming Depression by James N. Watkins

Don't Mask! Don't Tell! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress by Alice Fleecrackers /Nautilus

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Rethinking Dementia by Dan Seagren

We're Just Rediscovering a 19th Century Pandemic Strategy by Sarah Zhang / The Atlantic

How to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine in Your State by Selena Simmon-Duffin / NPR

Planning to Get Vaccinated? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory by david Robson / BBC Future

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever by Mark Fischetti / Scientific American

Too Many Names? by Dan Seagren

The Nine Habits to Increase Your Energy by Scott Young

Dreading a Dark Winter Lockdown by David Robson / The Guardian

COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson

A Vaccine Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Just Add Water by Kristin Limoges / Domino

I Tried These 8 Sleep Tricks, Here's What Worked (and What Didn't) by Victoria Smith / Domino

Where Did You Grow Up? by Emma Betuel / Inverse

Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts by James N. Watkins

The Debate Over Masks Submitted by Stu Johnson

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Opinions and Reflections by Dan Seagren

Peak Wellness By Brad Stulberg

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage / yahoo!Life

Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright

What Makes it Novel? by Dan Seagren

Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos

What Would Jesus Say About Coronavirus? by James N. Watkins

Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Flattening the Curve by Stu Johnson

Coronavirus Chaos by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Avoiding Coronavirus Infection submitted by Stu Johnson

Corona Virus Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Feeding Our Nightmares by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mind Cancer Awareness Month by James N. Watkins

Up in Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Suicide by Dan Seagren

Silence by Dan Seagren

Dealing with Depression reported by Stu Johnson

I Forgot! by Ken Potts

Doctors and Others by Dan Seagren

Ten Years Cancer Free by James N. Watkins

God, Be Praised for Recreation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Addiction by Dan Seagren

The Big Black Dog by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Tribute to Wingless Angels by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Paradigm Collapses by Stu Johnson

The Dilemma of Dementia by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson

Too Many Pills? by Dan Seagren

Dark Chocolate Good for Health! by James N. Watkins

You Can Clear Your Conscience by Bill Nichols

When Someone You Know Struggles with Fear, Anxiety, and Stress by Stanley Popovich

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown by Stanley Popovich

A Review of Techniques in Managing Depression by Stanley Popovich

Managing Your Persistent Fears, Anxieties and Stresses by Stanley Popovich

18 or 21? by Dan Seagren

I Can't Hear You by Dan Seagren

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols

A Senior Train Wreck? by Dan Seagren

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson

Mom had Alzheimer's - What is my risk of getting it? by Carol Brekower

Natural Carbs That are Good for You submitted by Stu Johnson

Five Habits for HappinessA few minutes a day is all it takes Reported by Stu Johnson

An Emotional Response to Inside Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Eight Pills Old by James N. Watkins

Becoming Like Little Children by James N. Watkins

Obesciance by Dan Seagren

Servants of the Most High God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Residential Care by Dan Seagren

Dancing with the Scars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Risky Business by Dan Seagren

Waiting for Easter at Christmastime by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Healthy Priorities by Dan Seagren

Sofa Spud No Longer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Good News Bad News by Dan Seagren

Chronic Illness by Dan Seagren

Health Insurance by Dan Seagren

Debilitated Seniors by Dan Seagren

Health Care by Dan Seagren

A Little Piggy in Big Trouble by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Recovery: A Lifelong Jounrey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Couch Potatoes by Dan Seagren

A Tap Dance by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Simplicity and Moderation by Dan Seagren

More About Dimentia by Dan Seagren

A Declaration of Dependence by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Intelligent Bystanders by Dan Seagren

Big, Bad Wolves by Dan Seagren

Graze Anatomny by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Dementia Rethought by Dan Seagren

Tobacco Road by Dan Seagren

My Medicine Cabinet by Dan Seagren

The Letter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Happy Marketing by Dan Seagren

Un-holy Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Spill Proof by Dan Seagren