It’s not a secret that it becomes harder to get hired by companies the older that you get. That’s why the idea of starting a business can seem so appealing. However, having your own company is not for the faint of heart. It can mean living without a regular paycheck which is scary enough, but how do you know that your idea is even worth pursuing? Before you dive in, FirstLantic has developed some questions that you should answer first to see if it’s the right path for you.
As we age, we face different kinds of stresses than we did when we were younger. It may be that we start thinking about our mortality more often or we become disconnected from friends and family members which can lead to loneliness. Or we might not be as active as we once were, so we don’t feel the same sense of purpose. Whatever the root cause, the sad or negative feelings that we experience when we get older are legitimate and quite common. So, what are some of the keys to successful aging? Well, it turns out that one of the answers is really simple — get a dog. If you are like many animal lovers, you already how much joy a pet can bring into your life. But did you know that in addition to the unconditional love that we receive, dogs can also be good for our body and our mind? In fact, studies show that people that have furry friends live longer, happier, and more healthy lives. In this blog, FirstLantic explores how (wo)man’s best friend can help us lead more fulfilling lives.
“Getting fit” is always one of the biggest resolutions of the new year. And yet, as a country we are getting less healthy over time. Obesity is at an all-time high. We are living shorter lives. And diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. So, how do we break this cycle? How do we start living our best lives no matter our age? FirstLantic has found five apps that will help you become healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, maybe not wealthy in the monetary sense but wealthy in terms of your well-being which is worth a lot more!
In our blog last week, FirstLantic discussed the issue of depression in men and the reasons why many are not getting treated. We also provided a list of resources available to help those that are struggling to find help. Although our last blog discussed some of the most debilitating aspects of mental illness, there is no doubt that many of us suffer from some sort of anxiety or stress. It may not be as life-threatening as severe depression that can literally take your life, but it can still be painful and make you feel incredibly alone.
Recently, an article was published that focused on ten issues facing men that often go unrecognized. The article was intriguing for many reasons but one of the topics that was most concerning was the rate of depression in men and the toll that is taking on our society. FirstLantic decided to further explore the extent of the problem and the ways that more men can get the help that they deserve.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi
We all know the clichés – red sports car, 25-year-old girlfriend, gray hair turned back to a somewhat unnatural color. These are some of the most common stereotypes of men going through a midlife crisis. But there is nothing funny about the feelings that men (and women) experience at a certain age. Of course, not everyone goes through this, but most people succumb to feelings of nostalgia for our younger days. Even if the younger days weren’t that great, we can convince ourselves that life was easier, more exciting and it seemed as if there were unlimited possibilities. If you are feeling some of these things, don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, practice some techniques that will help you focus on the future and not waste time thinking about the past. FirstLantic explores some ways you can get through this and come out stronger and more positive in the process.
Any man that finds himself thrown into the dating pool after 50, will find it a bit intimidating at first. And while things have changed, they haven’t changed that much! There are still the awkward first dates, figuring out how to meet women in the first place and the challenges of finding the “right one”. That said, men over 50 have some clear advantages over their younger selves but you need to know how to leverage them. FirstLantic is here to give you some tips so that you can get back out there, have fun and look forward to finding that someone special!
Last week’s FirstLantic blog was about heroes — people who believe that it is better to give than to receive and are proof that helping others is the real reward. But what if we told you that not all heroes are human? For anyone that has known the love and loyalty of an animal, we’re sure that comes as no surprise. Pets are known to reduce stress and depression and keep their owners more active but we don’t often associate animals with saving our lives. Well, prepare yourself for some hero pets that are as deserving of recognition as their human counterparts. We hope that you will be so inspired by these amazing animals that you might even decide to adopt or foster a pet this holiday season!
It’s hard not to be a cynic these days, especially if you turn on the news. Even the holidays can feel like they’re just one big commercial. However, there are people out there that can wrestle the “bah humbug” out of any Ebenezer Scrooge. These real-life angels truly take the phrase “it’s better to give than receive” to heart. FirstLantic profiles three exceptional people in this week’s blog as well as some ways that you can spread your own holiday cheer. Spoiler alert – you won’t be a cynic after you finish this blog!
While the holidays can be a wonderful time of the year for many people, they can also be lonely and anxiety-ridden for others. But what if we told you that your overall health will be better if you spend more time with friends and family (even your annoying uncle)? Research shows that people with strong ties to others live longer, happier and healthier lives. So, even if you are dreading the inevitable political conversation with your brother-in-law, that dialogue can actually be beneficial if you utilize some best practices. FirstLantic has some tips for not only surviving, (but thriving) during the holiday season this year.
Sometimes we can get bogged down so much in our own domestic drama that we forget there is a big wide world out there. While many Americans enjoy holidays like Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving among others, cultures around the world have their own way of celebrating. So, in honor of the season, FirstLantic tracked down ten of the most unusual holidays from a KFC dinner in Japan to a tomato fight in Spain!