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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

Practicing Mindfulness and Kindness with Your Grandchildren and Winnie the Pooh
2 hours ago

Practicing Mindfulness and Kindness with Your Grandchildren and Winnie the Pooh

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Mindfulness is a state of full awareness, moment by moment, to all one’s experiences, without judgment or bias. Such awareness encompasses external perceptions as well as internal feelings, emotions, and thoughts. Read More

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About
4 days ago

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About

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So, you have become a grandmother! Congratulations.

How are you feeling about it? Excited? Apprehensive? Not ready to see yourself as a grandma? Join the club. Many of us feel that way at first.

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3 Mistakes New Grandmothers Make When Looking After the Grandkids
1 week ago

3 Mistakes New Grandmothers Make When Looking After the Grandkids

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You are so excited… your first grandchild has arrived into the world! You want to jump in and take over, but then your children don’t want you interfering. Read More

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep an Aging Marriage Sparkly
2 weeks ago

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep an Aging Marriage Sparkly

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Preserve the Practice of Ritual

When we were first married, my husband would sit on the edge of our king-size bed every morning and circle my slim waist with his massive hands. Read More

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House
2 weeks ago

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House

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Earlier this year, my 7-year-old granddaughter (B) talked with my wife about wanting “Popeye” – that is, myself – to build her a doll house. After a brief discussion, I thought I could do it but would not be able to start until September, when I was to retire. Read More

Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both
2 weeks ago

Marriage After 60: I Love Two Men, with the Blessings of Both

Two months ago, I tied the knot again at age 71! Yes, Charlie and I walked down the aisle and exchanged wedding vows after being together in a loving relationship for eight years. Read More

6 Pieces of Advice for Handling Divorce After 60
3 weeks ago

6 Pieces of Advice for Handling Divorce After 60

Going through a divorce is a tough thing at any age, but for people over 60, it can be especially difficult.

Believe it or not, the divorce rate for Baby Boomers has doubled since the 1990’s. But don’t let this fact be disheartening – it’s actually great news. Read More

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
1 month ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

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It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s
1 month ago

End of Marriage Advice: How to Rebuild Trust After a Divorce in Your 60s

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The reason we struggle with trust after a divorce is because we feel like we’ve been betrayed. It’s a crappy weight to have on your shoulders. Similar to its other invasive cousins – anger, guilt, and resentment – losing trust after your long-term marriage keeps you from getting your life back. Read More

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective
2 months ago

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective

In funeral parlance, ‘green burial’ may be the most hyped phrase around. References to this ‘new’ and seemingly popular type of disposition seem to be everywhere these days, particularly in the press. And since we, or a loved one, may be headed in that direction, we might have looked up the subject. Read More