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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
Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love
3 weeks ago

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love

By  •  Mindset

The phrase, “Follow your bliss,” was famously said by the author, Joseph Campbell. It seems like one of those New Age truisms that we respond to with, “Sounds nice, but who can afford to do that? Rock stars? Celebrities? Very rich people?” Read More

What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling
2 months ago

What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling

By  •  Mindset

Smiling contributes significantly to your happiness, health and longevity, so the research tells us.

Yeah, right, I’m thinking, when my dance teacher commands us to “Smile!” even as I am contorting my body into a completely unnatural position. If this choreography doesn’t kill me first sure, I’ll smile! Read More

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?
3 months ago

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?

By  •  Mindset

One of my favorite TV ads these days is of two ladies, grey and white haired respectively, who walk into Walgreen’s and purchase a variety of sunscreen ointments. Read More

When it Comes to Happiness and Longevity, Don’t Forget the Power of a Smile
4 months ago

When it Comes to Happiness and Longevity, Don’t Forget the Power of a Smile

You know how some people absolutely radiate happiness? How just being around them, even for a minute, can make you happy too?
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How to Stop Complaining So That You Can Get More from Life After 60
5 months ago

How to Stop Complaining So That You Can Get More from Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

Last month, a friend of mine asked me, “What are you giving up for Lent?” And although I’m not Catholic, I liked the idea of giving up something that doesn’t fit with who I want to be, so I had a ready answer for her. Read More

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain
6 months ago

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain

“You have to meet Miss Fiona!” my friend gushed, knowing my passion for celebrating dynamic, thriving seniors. “She’s truly amazing!” Read More

How to Beat the “I Don’t Wannas” and Find a Sense of Purpose After 60
7 months ago

How to Beat the “I Don’t Wannas” and Find a Sense of Purpose After 60

By  •  Mindset

Ever have a case of the “I don’t wannas”?

Mine usually hit when it’s a grey and gloomy morning. The last thing I want to do is my series of morning exercises and stretches when it’s drab and dreary. Just the thought of strapping on my ankle and wrist weights is enough to send me burrowing back down into those nice comfy covers. Read More

It’s Time to Give a Surprising Valentine’s Day Gift… To Yourself!
8 months ago

It’s Time to Give a Surprising Valentine’s Day Gift… To Yourself!

By  •  Mindset

Ah, the month of love!

As February rolls around, Valentine’s Day is in the air – literally. You couldn’t miss the coming of Valentine’s Day if you tried. Between the TV specials, stuffed bears and candy for sale everywhere you look, love-songs on the Internet and the ever-present jewelry commercials, the month of love is categorically upon us. Read More

“Disabled Lizard” No More! Make a Spectacular New Year’s Resolution Today
9 months ago

“Disabled Lizard” No More! Make a Spectacular New Year’s Resolution Today

By  •  Mindset

It’s hard to tell with rescue pups, but my vet figured that my beloved Ringo was about 2 years old when he came into my life. This makes him now about 12. Read More

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom
10 months ago

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom

By  •  Mindset

According to psychologists, we go through various stages of life from birth to death. Rich or poor, whatever our ethnicities, religions or culture, we share this passage through distinct phases of life. And the years after 60 or so are considered the years of giving back. Read More