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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.

Does Sex Grow Old as We Age?
1 month ago

Does Sex Grow Old as We Age?

By  •  Mindset

I recently went with my wife to visit her mom who is in a memory care unit. It was late in the day, and they were getting the residents ready for dinner. Most are fairly mobile, some can easily manage on their own, while others have walkers and a few need to be transported in wheel chairs. Read More

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman
1 month ago

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman

A couple weeks ago, I had a real down-in-the-dumps day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it because my life is normally good, and I’m grateful for so, so much. Read More

Observations from an 89-Year-Old Woman on How to Fully Engage with Life
1 month ago

Observations from an 89-Year-Old Woman on How to Fully Engage with Life

By  •  Mindset

I’ve made the decision to lovingly engage with everything that has life. By ‘life’ I refer to everything that lives, grows and dies. By engage, I mean to validate, to respect, to study, to experience, to question. Read More

4 Things You Can Do to Start Following Your Dreams in Your 60s
1 month ago

4 Things You Can Do to Start Following Your Dreams in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

Just because we have many candles on our birthday cakes does not mean that we can’t still make wishes or follow our dreams. Things happen when you let your child spirit transport you to the Land of What-If. Read More

26 Surprising Habits of Happy Older Women (#18 Might Catch You Unprepared)
1 month ago

26 Surprising Habits of Happy Older Women (#18 Might Catch You Unprepared)

The beauty of aging is that we get to take time to reflect on who we are and what we want out of the rest of our life. It can be a time when our lives blossom. Here are some observations from the many conversations I have had with aging women. Read More

Self-Imposed Change in Your 60s: Do You Really Need It and What Are the Benefits?
1 month ago

Self-Imposed Change in Your 60s: Do You Really Need It and What Are the Benefits?

By  •  Mindset

On this fresh, cool, sun-dappled morning, I feel washed clean, full of clarity and determined to make some needed changes in my post-60 life.

A Spiritual Experience

This state of mind came to me through some tough work over the past 10 days. I am just emerging from a time of spiritual self-reflection as part of my religious observances, an emotionally powerful time when the core practice is to engage in harsh and unflinching self-evaluation. Read More

Why Saying “I Can” Can Make You a Winner in Your 60s
2 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

Looking at 60 with Fresh Eyes: Is This Really the Age of Change and Opportunity?
2 months ago

Looking at 60 with Fresh Eyes: Is This Really the Age of Change and Opportunity?

By  •  Mindset

While on break from my classes, I took advantage of a free flu shot offered through the college where I teach. When I popped into the small conference room crammed with colleagues and nervous laughter, a young 20-something woman handed me a form that I completed and returned. Read More

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead
2 months ago

Where Will You Go Today? There Is Still So Much Life Ahead

By  •  Mindset

Two weeks ago, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at a youth hostel. Tucked away upstairs, in my own spare private room, I pondered this past year. Read More

Everyone Else Is Taken! The Power of Being Yourself After 60
2 months ago

Everyone Else Is Taken! The Power of Being Yourself After 60

By  •  Mindset

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” — Oscar Wilde

I have this quote on a pillow at my entryway, it’s a great way to remind myself that I need to be true to me. I should not be ‘doing’ what others expect me to, unless it’s what I want to do! Read More