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Are you interested in finding happiness? Do you think being grateful is important? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s give you the inspiration you need to get the most from life after 60.

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens
5 days ago

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens

One thing that’s almost certain, once you’re over 60, is overcoming grief.

It’s hard to avoid grief unless we die early or we’re incredibly lucky. By now, many of us have already lost our parents, even if they lived to a ripe old age. Mine passed away at 89 and 90. Although it was hard, (they died within two weeks of each other) it was expected because of their age and was easier to deal with. Read More

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60
1 week ago

3 Lessons for Going the Distance in Life After 60

Since this isn’t one of my blogs about fashion I thought I’d write a nondescript title to see who was paying attention, because, frankly, that’s what going the distance is about: paying attention to how we feel at any one time. Read More

Every Year After 60 Deserves a Reboot! Where Will You Go?
2 weeks ago

Every Year After 60 Deserves a Reboot! Where Will You Go?

By  •  Mindset

The desert spreads out below me as I pick my way on the rocky trail. Yesterday’s deep purple of Chinese lantern flowers lining the path has changed to soft lavender phacelia and bright orange mallow.

Life at the speed of two miles an hour lets me retrieve the names of plants buried in the recesses of my brain since last summer’s hikes.
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Women Over 60 Are Still Dynamic and Powerful! A Conversation with Jeanie Brosius King
2 weeks ago

Women Over 60 Are Still Dynamic and Powerful! A Conversation with Jeanie Brosius King

By  •  Mindset

No matter how many times I hear or read about this so-called phenomenon of older women feeling invisible, I refuse to accept it as a “thing.” I may be living in complete denial, but I am having none of it, just flat-out rejecting the whole notion as a possibility. Read More

Stop Living in the Past! Embrace Your Age and Your Stage of Life
2 weeks ago

Stop Living in the Past! Embrace Your Age and Your Stage of Life

I truly do not know how to live in the past, save for my loving and happy memories and the lessons I learned along the way. I review these in my mind when I am reminded. Other than that, I have no time to waste on the past. Read More

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages
2 weeks ago

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. called Desert Island Discs. The premise behind the show is quite simple: A guest is invited by the host to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. It’s really a vehicle for getting famous people – whether that’s Bill Gates or David Beckham or Zaha Hadid – to narrate their lives through music.
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Finding Peace After 60: How to Teach Your Monkey Brain to Be Quiet
3 weeks ago

Finding Peace After 60: How to Teach Your Monkey Brain to Be Quiet

Monkey Brain. I don’t know where I first heard that phrase, but I envision a half dozen monkeys jumping up and down, swinging from tree to tree and chattering and screaming at each other.  Read More

3 Simple Steps to Consciously Curating Your Life After 60
3 weeks ago

3 Simple Steps to Consciously Curating Your Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

When was the last time you took inventory of your life? The last time you found a moment in your busy schedule to ask yourself, why is my schedule so busy? Read More

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s
3 weeks ago

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s

Most of us have spent a lot of time in our lives trying to achieve certain goals, obtain particular possessions and create and maintain relationships. Read More

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