3 Things: How to be happier, read more, and why you should start meditating


Bill Gates does 4 simple things to be happier

1. Bill Gates says he’s happier at 63 than he was at 25 because he does 4 simple things (Business Insider3/12/2019

1) Follow through on your commitments.
2) Have a mindset of giving.
3) Treat your body like a sacred temple.
4) Put family first.


How to read more

2. Read more books: how to get started (Abnormal Returns4/4/2019) 

• Have a book handy on your phone
• Read books you love


Meditating can give you the brain of a 25-year-old

3. Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day (Business Insider4/8/2019) 

• Neuroscientist Sara Lazar found that people who practiced meditation had more gray matter in the part of the brain linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex.
• While most people see their cortexes shrink as they age, 50-year-old meditators in the study had the same amount of gray matter as those half their age.
• Participants in the study averaged about 27 minutes of the habit a day, but other studies suggest that you can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day.


meditationSAGE Serendipity: Winter is coming and it is bittersweet. The final six episodes of Game of Thrones start Sunday night at 9pm. Can’t wait to see it and wish it wouldn’t end.  If you’re a fan here’s a good interview from Entertainment Weekly with the show-runners. If you’re not a fan of the books or story, the visuals alone are spectacular!

Sheri Iannetta Cupo, CFP®, Founding Partner (Retired) & Director
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