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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.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life in Your 60s or Better
1 month ago

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life in Your 60s or Better

I have a wonderful keynote I present called, presumptuously, The Meaning of Life. I talk – and sing – about life lessons I have learned from elders, particularly those in nursing homes. Read More

Which “Old Woman” Will You Be? How to Become the “Nice” One
1 month ago

Which “Old Woman” Will You Be? How to Become the “Nice” One

When my boys were small, I wanted them to feel comfortable around “old people.” We lived far away from grandparents and had little natural interaction with people older than 30, so I thought that visiting the county nursing home would be a good solution. Read More

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others
1 month ago

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others

When you are suffering from low self-esteem, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts.

No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are worthy of praise, there is always a little voice in the back of your head, pouring cold water on your arguments. In some cases, thinking about our lack of self-confidence can actually make you feel worse. Read More

Get the Most from Life After 60 by Valuing Achievement and Not Luck
2 months ago

Get the Most from Life After 60 by Valuing Achievement and Not Luck

If you ask most people what they need to get more from life after 60, they will tell you that they need more money. But, is this really true? Or, do we just have a tendency to believe that money will solve all of our problems? Read More

Find Happiness by Seeing the Big Picture Behind Your Small Steps
2 months ago

Find Happiness by Seeing the Big Picture Behind Your Small Steps

Want to find happiness? Learn to recognize the importance of each positive step that you take.

Think about it. How many times have you talked yourself out of taking a small step towards a healthier and happier life? Have you ever asked yourself, “Does it really make a difference if I go to the gym today?” or “Is one slice of chocolate cake really going to hurt me?” Read More

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death
2 months ago

7 Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Good Death

I never thought about death much, other than as a concept, until my husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Then it made its entrance with a bang. Even though he was 65, it felt far too young to be contemplating death. Read More

10 Surprising Benefits of Turning 60
2 months ago

10 Surprising Benefits of Turning 60

By  •  Mindset

A week ago, I was asked to participate in a performance project called, “Maiden, Mother, Matriarch.” I was one of the women/performers in the Matriarch group. In preparation for the performance, we had a few heart-to-heart discussions about our experience of being 60. Read More

The Importance of Loving and Accepting Yourself as an Older Adult
2 months ago

The Importance of Loving and Accepting Yourself as an Older Adult

For most of our lives, we measure ourselves against other people. When we ask ourselves, “was I a good mom?” we are comparing ourselves to all of the other moms in the world. Read More

Are You a Victim of Your Thoughts? Maybe Meditation Can Help
2 months ago

Are You a Victim of Your Thoughts? Maybe Meditation Can Help

Have you ever been a victim of your own thoughts?

If you are not sure, just think about the one or two or 50 nights when you were plagued by thoughts and constant thinking and you couldn’t shut down your mind and get to sleep. Or, you woke up in the middle of the night and you couldn’t go back to sleep. Read More

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60
2 months ago

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60

Being a generous person feels good. We know from personal experience that it feels great to acknowledge another person and connect with them in a kind and helpful way. Many of us have also experienced the self-confidence and sense of purpose that comes from helping others. Read More