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Being Grateful

Being grateful is one of the keys to finding positivity and happiness at any age. We all know this instinctually. But, how can we increase our gratitude? This is the question that we will answer in this section.

Make Your Own Luck After 60: Plant Seeds Today and Harvest Them Tomorrow
5 months ago

Make Your Own Luck After 60: Plant Seeds Today and Harvest Them Tomorrow

By  •  Mindset

I am not by nature a jealous person but now and again I look at someone and think, “I wish I was THAT lucky!” Read More

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?
7 months ago

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?

Why is it so hard to buy gifts for grandma?

Perhaps it’s because, as women in our 60s, or older, we simply don’t feel like we need anything anymore. Or, maybe the traditional gifts of knitting sets, customized mugs, bath salts and jewelry simply don’t appeal to this generation of modern grandmothers. Read More

6 Ways We Can Use Random Acts of Kindness to Help Others and Heal Ourselves
7 months ago

6 Ways We Can Use Random Acts of Kindness to Help Others and Heal Ourselves

There is something about a random act of kindness that feeds us as much as it feeds the recipient.

Remember the movie, “Pay It Forward?” In it a young boy wonders how it would be if he did something nice for three people and asked those three people to do something nice for three more people? Pretty soon thousands of people were doing nice thing for other people by paying it forward. Read More

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!
9 months ago

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!

By  •  Mindset

Do you appreciate a word of praise? Do you like giving praise where it is due?

When I was working full time, I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated. It spurs me on to do better things. Read More

Thanks for the Journey! Learning to Love Your Body in Your 60s
9 months ago

Thanks for the Journey! Learning to Love Your Body in Your 60s

Are you learning to love your body? Do you really appreciate your body now that you are in your 60s? This are the questions posed in a beautiful article written by one of our Sixty and Me bloggers, Elizabeth Dunkel.

In it, she says that her body has “Walked everywhere, run on beaches, hiked on mountains, skied and skated. It has walked cities, strolled through museums and sat in cathedrals and concerts around the world.” Read More

Amending Our Process: Crafting Apologies that Heal, Part 2
10 months ago

Amending Our Process: Crafting Apologies that Heal, Part 2

In the first part of this blog, we learned two ways to apologize, expressing regret and taking responsibility from Chapman’s work on The Five Languages of Apology.

Here we learn the other three more ways to apologize: making restitution, repentance or commitment to change, and asking for forgiveness. I am proud to share my sister’s article and so lucky to have a wonderful sister and be so close to her. Here is the second part of her article… Read More

Amending Our Process: Crafting Apologies that Heal, Part 1
11 months ago

Amending Our Process: Crafting Apologies that Heal, Part 1

I recently published a blog on the Five Languages of Love, based on the work of Gary Chapman for Sixty and Me. Subsequently, I discovered that my sister, also an author and therapist, had written an article on the Five Languages of Apology, also based on his work. I am so happy to be able to share it here on Sixty and Me. Here’s what she said… Read More

Embrace the 5 Love Languages and Stop Taking Things for Granted in Your 60s
12 months ago

Embrace the 5 Love Languages and Stop Taking Things for Granted in Your 60s

It is so easy to take things for granted – the ground under our feet, waking up in the morning to a new day and, far too often, our relationships. It is so easy to be critical or to notice what is missing or makes us crazy about our partner, parents, children, friends or coworkers. Read More

Why Being Grateful is So Much Better than Feeling Grateful
1 year ago

Why Being Grateful is So Much Better than Feeling Grateful

If you ask most people if are grateful, they will probably say yes. We like to think of ourselves as grateful people. But, true gratitude is not something that you feel; it is something that you do! Read More

What Are You Grateful for Today?
1 year ago

What Are You Grateful for Today?

So much in life depends on the frame through which we see the world. Humans are strange creatures. It seems like, no matter how far we’ve come, we always long for the next road and no matter how much we have, we always want more. Read More