Im Documenting Myself Slowly Dying From A Rare Disease To Show Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

My partner and I have been documenting daily life with a disability through Instagram without the filters and mushy inspo-porn. I’m brutally honest and open with my photos, revealing aspects of disabled life that you don’t often hear about. I’m Holly Warland, a 27-year-old woman from Australia and I have a rare condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. My LGMD involves the gradual deterioration of all my muscles from the chin down leaving me predominantly bed bound and reliant on …

Do what you love and live longer, the Japanese ikigai philosophy says

(CNN)What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most? The answer is probably a combination of factors that include the usual suspects: diet, movement/exercise and having friends and community. What these “blue zone” areas of longevity and happiness around the world have in common are residents who curate a simple life with few possessions, plenty of time outdoors, staying active with friends, getting enough sleep, and eating lightly and healthily. What the …