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About Noelle Nelson

Dr. Noelle Nelson is a psychologist, consultant and speaker. She is passionate about personal growth and happiness. She’s authored over a dozen books including "Happy Healthy... Dead: Why What You Think You Know About Aging Is Wrong and How To Get It Right." Please visit Noelle’s website at http://www.noellenelson.com
Latest Posts | By Noelle Nelson
Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds
2 weeks ago

Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds

My primary physician is retiring next month. On hearing the news, I promptly devolved into a state of shock, quickly followed by utter panic. Read More

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60
2 weeks ago

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60

By  •  Mindset

Have you ever been listening to music as you’re fixing dinner or doing dishes, and found yourself doing the “two-step” or just “movin’ to the groove”? Well, whatever you called it, you were doing something potentially very beneficial for your body and mind. Read More

Has Your Age Become an Excuse for Not Really Living? Here’s What to Do!
3 weeks ago

Has Your Age Become an Excuse for Not Really Living? Here’s What to Do!

By  •  Mindset

My car has a feature which I find totally annoying. When I’m close to what the ‘powers-that-be’ determined is my next required maintenance, a little box pops up on the dash-screen announcing “Maintenance required soon!” and stays on until I’ve acceded to its request. Read More

Gratitude 101 for Older Women: Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving
2 months ago

Gratitude 101 for Older Women: Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

By  •  Mindset

When I was a little girl, my mother made my sister and I write thank-you notes to whoever gave us a gift, large or small, on our birthdays or for the Holidays. This from early on, when writing even one word was a laborious, tongue-biting experience. Read More

When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?
3 months ago

When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?

My knee hurts. I don’t know what I did in dance class last night, what awkward move I made to stress the darn thing, but bottom line is – it hurts. Read More

Why Saying “I Can” Can Make You a Winner in Your 60s
4 months ago

Why Saying “I Can” Can Make You a Winner in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

A friend and I were watching the Wimbledon finals on TV, clapping and cheering through every match. After the tournament, she leaned in to me and said, “Oh, how I wish I could play tennis. It’s such a great sport.” Read More

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
5 months ago

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”

In the midst of choosing a piece of music, my dance instructor forgot which dance we were about to work on. He said he was having a “senior moment.” Given he’s all of 30, that was ludicrous, of course, but it totally got my hackles up. Saying ‘senior moment’ to me, a senior, is not acceptable. Read More

How to Be an Adventurous Lover of Life in Your 60s by Saying, “I Can!”
6 months ago

How to Be an Adventurous Lover of Life in Your 60s by Saying, “I Can!”

By  •  Mindset

Beyoncé has a famous song – perhaps her most famous – called “All the Single Ladies.” I’d like to retitle it “All the Senior Ladies.”

This does not come as a call to get a guy to marry you, which is the theme of Beyoncé’s song, but as a call to be adventuresome. If you like it, go for it. Whatever that “it” might be. It could be sky-diving, cycling, Tango, going back to school or painting. Read More

Hate Exercise But Want to Stay Healthy After 60? Don’t Worry! Just Move!
7 months ago

Hate Exercise But Want to Stay Healthy After 60? Don’t Worry! Just Move!

Ever think about how much time you spend sitting each and every day? Right now, as I am on yet another airplane flying to yet another consulting gig, I am trapped in my seat, belted in for the three-hour flight, like it or not. Read More

Why Perseverance Should Be the Mantra of Dynamic Women Over 60
9 months ago

Why Perseverance Should Be the Mantra of Dynamic Women Over 60

By  •  Mindset

If I had to define what I see as the mantra of the amazing, inspiring, dynamic 60+ers I so admire, it would be “Stay positive. Put in the effort. Keep on truckin’.” OK, not elegant, hardly haiku material, but so true! Read More