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About Douglas Winslow Cooper

Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D. is a former Harvard science professor. He still publishes and helps others write and publish their books, via http://WriteYourBookWithMe.com. Douglas's life's central theme has been a half-century romance with his wife Tina Su Cooper, now quadriplegic due to multiple sclerosis, who receives 24/7 nursing care at home. Visit his website here http://managenursingcareathome.com
Latest Posts | By Douglas Winslow Cooper
Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One
3 weeks ago

Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One

We’ve reached a stage in life where death is closer to us than it ever was – death of parents, friends, siblings, associates. When it happens, we are often given advice to obtain “closure,” defined as a sense of finality…
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Stop Feeling Powerless: Influence is Not Just a Young Person’s Game!
1 month ago

Stop Feeling Powerless: Influence is Not Just a Young Person’s Game!

Softer than raw power, but still very important, influence plays a role in most of our communications with each other. Influence is a two-way street: we want to enhance ours and not be overly swayed by theirs. Read More

Yes, Looks Still Matter After 60
2 months ago

Yes, Looks Still Matter After 60

Women, including those in our Sixty and Me community, know what research confirms: one is fortunate to be good-looking. Physical attractiveness is a major factor in how we are treated. Read More

6 Keys to Being Creative at Any Age
2 months ago

6 Keys to Being Creative at Any Age

We would all like to be creative. Perhaps it is not so hard.

“Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people,” noted the late Leo Burnett, outstanding advertising executive and founder of the firm that bears his name. If so, then by encouraging our own curiosity, we can become more creative.
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Will Your Belief in Baby Steps Doom Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year?
3 months ago

Will Your Belief in Baby Steps Doom Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year?

Happy New Year! Perhaps you’ve made a resolution – or two or three – to make 2017 a year of change for you. Fine. Good first step.

Getting committed, really committed, is the message of a recent, highly acclaimed book by Linda Formichelli. It is called Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action. Read More

8 Controversial Life Lessons from the Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip
3 months ago

8 Controversial Life Lessons from the Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip

Scott Adams, successful author and entrepreneur, is best known for his highly popular daily cartoon strip, Dilbert, chronicling the workplace ups and downs of this nicely nerdy engineer and his odd work fellows, which include a pointy-haired boss and colleagues who make an art of work-shirking. Read More

GET GLAD: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life After 60
4 months ago

GET GLAD: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life After 60

In this holiday season, many people find themselves happier than usual, but some do not.

Their expectations are not met because the past seems better than the present. It’s good to be reminded how to get back on track, how to get happier.

Harry Hoover’s little book, GET GLAD, is indeed a “practical guide to a happier life.” Read More

Thinking About Getting Married After 60? I Have Good News and Bad News
4 months ago

Thinking About Getting Married After 60? I Have Good News and Bad News

Over 50 and unmarried? You might be divorced, widowed, or perhaps never married. You likely at least have given marriage some serious thought. But… don’t most of them fail? Not so. Read More

How I Turned a $150 Legal Advice Lemon Into $10,000 of Lemonade
5 months ago

How I Turned a $150 Legal Advice Lemon Into $10,000 of Lemonade

At a local meeting on health care financing, a lawyer neighbor of mine, “Sam,” offered a free half-hour consultation on estate planning at the large law firm on whose staff he serves.

Being hopelessly naïve, and forgetting the rule “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” I signed up, also thinking I’d be doing him a favor as he’d get a little credit from his colleagues for having gotten an enrollee. Read More

These 19 Amazing Life Lessons Convinced 12 Women to Start a Craft Village. What’s Stopping You?
5 months ago

These 19 Amazing Life Lessons Convinced 12 Women to Start a Craft Village. What’s Stopping You?

People told these women it couldn’t be done. They did it anyway.

Lorelei Kraft’s inspiring story, Anything is Possible!, tells of the successful efforts of 12 Founding Mothers to create a multi-building crafts-selling venue, The Village of the Smoky Hills in the north country of Minnesota. Read More