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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.

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children
1 month ago

7 Ways Therapy Can Help Parents of Estranged Adult Children

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I truly believed I could handle my adult child’s estrangement on my own. After all, I had dealt with countless personal and family issues: my spouse’s cancer, infertility, kids with learning issues, my own struggle with depression, and more. While I coped, these all took their toll. Read More

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter
2 months ago

Happy Holidays! 6 Ways to Stay Positive This Winter

The holidays can be hard on many of us, no matter our age.

As the years go by, there are a lot of reasons we can slip into being sad or lonely or depressed when the days get shorter and the temps start dipping. Read More

When Divorce Strikes After 50: Here’s How to Stop Thinking About Your Ex
2 months ago

When Divorce Strikes After 50: Here’s How to Stop Thinking About Your Ex

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As a divorce coach for fabulous women 50 and better, one of the most common refrain I hear from clients has to do with their ex – especially during the holiday season. Read More

4 Ways to Thrive with a Retired Spouse
2 months ago

4 Ways to Thrive with a Retired Spouse

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My husband is 10 years my senior. He has had two iterations of “retirement” so far and both had financial and emotional implications for us. His most recent shift has been out of a paid career to having more freedom with his time. Read More

6 Tips for Thriving in Post-Divorce Retirement
2 months ago

6 Tips for Thriving in Post-Divorce Retirement

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Divorce has been declining in America – except for older Americans where it has been increasing. The number of people over the age of 50 who divorce nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a recent study. Researchers have dubbed divorce for those over the age of 55 as the “gray divorce,” and have started to note its many financial consequences. Read More

Practicing Mindfulness and Kindness with Your Grandchildren and Winnie the Pooh
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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