happiness

July 14, 2024

Reflecting on 50 years with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA)

I’ve started receiving congratulations from friends and acquaintances far and wide on the anniversary of my 50th year as a member of CMDA. Below is the […]
July 10, 2024

Finally: A rational review about evidence-based care for gender-questioning young people

World Magazine had an excellent review about adolescents who are questioning their gender and the many who are seeking gender-transitioning medical or surgical care.
July 7, 2024

A nationwide podcast on the “Forgotten Front in WWII” that I think you’ll enjoy on America’s Veteran’s Stories

I was honored to be interviewed by Kim Munson on her podcast “America’s Veteran’s Stories” on Father’s Day (06/14/24) but saved it for today. I hope […]
July 4, 2024

“At First Light” and “The Forgotten Front” featured on a nationwide podcast — America’s Veteran’s Stories

I was honored to be interviewed by Kim Munson on her podcast “America’s Veteran’s Stories” on Father’s Day (06/14/24) but saved it for today. I hope […]
July 4, 2024

A U.S. President opines on “What the Fourth of July means to me”

In his first year as president, Ronald Reagan wrote an essay entitled “What the Fourth of July Means To Me.” Today, as you prepare to celebrate […]
July 3, 2024

America IS something to celebrate

Americans are in a negative mood about the current state of the country, with large majorities expressing dissatisfaction with the economy and overall national conditions. And […]
June 30, 2024

Monthly Family Update — July 2024

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: FROM APRIL NEEDS CHANGING A special July 4 podcast is coming up Have you signed up for my […]
June 26, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What do you think about stanols or sterols to prevent heart disease?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
December 8, 2008

Study Shows Happiness is contagious

The Washington Post is reporting, “Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings, and spouses like the flu.” They base their headline on a study published […]
August 10, 2009

Loneliness is increasing and it can harm your health

In my new book (to be released in a couple of weeks), 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I have a chapter on “Avoid Loneliness Like […]
March 3, 2010

Like happiness, loneliness is contagious

Loneliness, like happiness, can be contagious, says recent research showing how feeling lonely can make others lonely, too. Below are the details from a report in […]
March 3, 2010

Why is optimism is associated with health, pessimism with disease?

So, be honest: Is you life glass half-full or half-empty? I tend to be the former, and based upon the research I’m glad I have a […]
March 3, 2010

Could increasing your happiness reduce your risk of heart disease?

In a large, population-based study out of Europe, researchers found that an increased positive affect (happiness) was protective against a 10-year incidence of coronary heart disease. […]
June 14, 2011

People who let go of regrets are happier and more satisfied with life

The Bible teaches, “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry …” (Ephesians 4:26). In other […]