Emotional Wellness

Welcome to the Vitality Revolution!

This generally refers to the comfort we feel in how we perceive our place in the world and in society. This is all about our self-esteem and self-worth. Emotionally sound elders feel fulfilled in their daily lives and derive pleasure from simply being alive. Elders can learn to freely experience joy without feeling guilty for doing so. It’s also about about “self-talk.”  What do you say to yourself when you are alone with your thoughts?  How do you “affirm” your life? There are many daily habits and other ways we can all follow to achieve emotional wellness.

The Eight Foundational Principles of Wellnes
Vitality Revolution: The Eight Foundational Principles of Wellness

Discover more about emotional wellness with our Decision Guides.

Special thanks to our sponsor

Articles and Podcasts

Lori Hutson Vitality Revolution

Forgiveness and Family

Lori Hutson talks about how to come together with family in a non-confrontational, non-judgmental way on behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana.
Lori Hutson Vitality Revolution

Forgiveness: Tools for Healing

Lori Hutson talks about using techniques like meditation, prayer, and journaling to inventory your feelings and begin curing ourselves from harboring feelings of resentment or betrayal, on behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana.
Lori Hutson Vitality Revolution

Forgiveness: Harm from Feeling Resentful

Lori Hutson talks about the physical and emotional harm we do to ourselves by keeping feelings of resentment, perceived feelings kept sometimes since childhood, on behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana.
Lori Hutson Vitality Revolution

Forgiveness: Harm from Anger of Betrayal

Lori Hutson talks about resentment: betrayal, perceived feelings kept sometimes since childhood, on behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana.

Health Benefits of a Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude makes a difference to our own healing and physical health. Lori Hutson describes some techniques for finding things to be grateful for and to laugh about.

How to Forgive, Part 2

How do we identify resentments and work toward releasing them? Lori Hutson joins Suzanne on behalf of Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsor Humana to talk about letting go of personal grudges to find forgiveness.

How to Forgive, Part 1

Lori Hutson talks about the benefits of forgiveness, which doesn't right a wrong, but but disconnects us from harm we cause ourselves, on behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana.
Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care

Lessons in How to Care: Betty the Bald Chicken

Alzheimer's Speaks podcast host Lori La Bey talks about her new book ''Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care," written for kids as a children's book, as a way for parents and grandparents to teach kids how to return empathy and learn how to better connect with people.
Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care

2 Tricks to Calm Yourself When Frustrated

Alzheimer's Speaks podcast host Lori La Bey provides two techniques to find yourself calmer and re-centered when you're feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care

See Caregiving Through the Lens of a Bald Chicken

View the journey of a senior caregiver through the eyes of a struggling chicken as Alzheimer's Speaks host Lori La Bey joins Suzanne with her book ''Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care."
Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care

Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care

Alzheimer's Speaks host Lori La Bey joins Suzanne to talk about emotional wellness through the lens of her new book, "Betty the Bald Chicken: Lessons in How to Care," part of the Vitality Revolution podcast series focusing this month on Physical and Emotional Wellness.
Tracy Cromwell

Action Steps For a Healthier Life

Tracy Cromwell, a nutritionist and fitness expert who works with seniors, provides a list of steps to take to improve your physical and emotional wellness, part of Answers for Elders' Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana.
Tracy Cromwell

Consultation: Improve Your Physical Wellness

Tracy Cromwell, a nutritionist and fitness expert who works with seniors, describes what happens during an initial consultation to improve your physical fitness, part of Answers for Elders' Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana.
Tracy Cromwell

How Our Emotions Impact Our Health

Tracy Cromwell talks about the positive and negative impacts of our feelings to our physical health, part of Answers for Elders' Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana.
Tracy Cromwell

Healthy Lifestyle Journey for Physical Wellness

Tracy Cromwell, a nutritionist and fitness expert who works with seniors, talks about the connection between physical and emotional wellness, part of Answers for Elders' Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana.

Focus on Preventative Measures: Emotional Wellness

On behalf of Vitality Revolution Podcast Series gold sponsor Humana, Lori Hutson talks about our emotional wellness: taking charge and managing our sense of well being is vitally important to our health.
Having Physical Wellness

Coping with Caregiver Stress: Practical Tips and Strategies

As a caregiver, you face a challenging and demanding role that can be both rewarding and overwhelming. Whether you're caring for an aging parent,...
Venetia Dela Cruz from CarePartners Living

Emotional Wellness at CarePartners Living

Venetia Dela Cruz from CarePartners Living talks about Emotional Wellness as it pertains to senior living. It is at the core of our being, where we're most able to adapt to changes. It is our sense of well-being and our willingness to nurture and be nurtured.
MorningStar Senior Living at Silver Lake in Everett, Washington

Foundational Principles of Wellness, Part 2

The first foundational principle of wellness is emotional wellness, which is coping effectively with life and creating satisfactory relationships. Elena Cuevas, Regional VP of Sales for MorningStar Senior Living, joins Suzanne Newman at MorningStar Senior Living at Silver Lake in Everett, Washington to talk about eight fundamental principals of wellness. The process of moving into a senior living environment is scary.

Life Balance with Ken Farmer

Ken Farmer at Careage discusses maintaining a healthy life balance. Always take stock: Are you ignoring any of these key elements of your life?
Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity

Encore Creativity: Singing For Seniors

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is the nation's largest choral organization for adults over the age of 55. They are just now coming to...
Hypnosis relaxation

Caregiver Stress Relief Through Hypnosis, Part 1 with Faith Marshall

Alzheimer's and dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching talks about the benefits of hypnosis as an aid for families and family...
Music Mends Minds

Music Mends Minds, Part 1

Carol Rosenstein, the founder of Music Mends Minds, joins Suzanne to talk about how music transforms people's lives, particularly those suffering from Parkinson's disease, dementia, or Alzheimer's.
Dr. Natalie Lerch, Encore Chorale of Redmond

Encore Chorale of Redmond with Dr. Natalie Lerch

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is coming to the greater Puget Sound area. Conductor Dr. Natalie Lerch joins Suzanne to talk about Encore's program...
Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity

Celebrating Joy With Encore Creativity

Suzanne shares her personal story about chorale singing at the time she lost her father. The sense of community from her choir helped prevent...
Dr. Natalie Lerch, Encore Chorale of Redmond

Encore Chorale of Redmond: The Process

Encore Creativity provides arts and opportunities for those 55 and older through Encore Chorale and other programs. Encore University has a voice class, musicianship...
Tracy Cromwell

The Body-Mind Connection, with Tracy Cromwell

Senior fitness specialist Tracy Cromwell is a certified behavioral and nutrition coach and personal trainer. In this segment, Tracy talks about mind-body awareness. What...
MorningStar Happy Valley

Bible Study at MorningStar Senior Living

Suzanne joins assistant director of life enrichment Jeanice Harrington at MorningStar of Happy Valley, a senior living community outside of Portland, Oregon. One of Jeanice's favorite activities is leading an in-house Bible study hour with the community, an inclusive program for people of all faiths and backgrounds.