The things that make you feel alive are actually keeping you alive. Your life purpose holds one very important key to longevity. Science and centenarians from the world’s Blue Zones will attest to this.
Studies show significant associations with a sense of purpose and lower risk of heart, circulatory, and blood conditions. Digestive tract conditions are improved, the expression of proinflammatory genes decrease, and cortisol levels are healthier when our life purpose is greater, just to name a few examples.
In Okinawa, it’s called “Ikigai” and in Costa Rica it’s called “Plan de Vida.” It means laughing with your loved ones, playing with your dog, your passions and interests – they all add up in the end. It’s a beautiful sentiment that feels particularly relevant this time of
year, when there is so much to be thankful for. As we round out the end of the year, here’s how we’re expressing our purpose.
Gathering Safely with Loved Ones
Our community is our greatest motivator and biggest source of inspiration. The best part of the holiday season is seeing our friends and family, something we may have missed over the last two years. Spending time with our favorite people will never get old.
Providing Service to Others
We’re so grateful for the opportunity to do what we do. Whether it is offering information on how to balance your hormones or teaching you how to make a delicious and healthy recipe to bring to Friendsgiving. Sharing our knowledge and creating a platform for others brings us immense joy.
Staying True to Self
Our sense of connection starts with our values, our self-care, and having the confidence to trust our gut. We’re taking time to reflect on everything we’ve learned in this new chapter and getting clarity on what we want from the year ahead.
And last but certainly not least, we’re especially grateful for you, our patrons and readers, the purpose of ÂgeBlu.