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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action
2 years ago

Facing Your Fears After 60 with Positivity and Action

You’re afraid of breaking a hip when you fall. You’re saying good-bye to dear friends, who’ve lost their battle with cancer. You worry if you’re forgetting words like you always have, or if it’s becoming a pattern. Read More

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
2 years ago

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s newspaper. You wrote that guidebook for widows!” Read More

Listen to Me! Why Good Listeners Also Deserve to Be Heard
2 years ago

Listen to Me! Why Good Listeners Also Deserve to Be Heard

When Sixty and Me posted my recent article Hearing Loss Happens, But, Good Listening Skills Are a Choice, many of you joined the discussion.

You told me how frustrated you were with never being listened to. Some of you commented that you were always expected to be the listener and to show an interest in others’ lives. Read More

10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is a New Widow
2 years ago

10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is a New Widow

Whether it comes unexpectedly or after a long illness, losing a spouse is traumatic at best. At worst it can be debilitating. I know because, at age 35, I became a widow myself. Read More

Overcoming Your Fears Requires You to See Through Their Lies
2 years ago

Overcoming Your Fears Requires You to See Through Their Lies

By  •  Mindset

­Many articles written for Sixty and Me are about the things we fear as we age. Read More

Dealing with the Death of a Spouse – Should We Mourn Forever?
2 years ago

Dealing with the Death of a Spouse – Should We Mourn Forever?

By  •  Family

I write often about grieving and the feelings one can experience when they are in the throes of it. One can never know what it’s like to be in the grip of pain after the loss of a spouse or a loved one unless they have experienced such a loss. Read More

Why Talking about Death and Dying is Healthy at Any Age (Video)
2 years ago

Why Talking about Death and Dying is Healthy at Any Age (Video)

Death and dying are not popular dinner topics. In fact, there are few circumstances in which society considers it to be appropriate to talk about our mortality. Read More

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care? (Video)
2 years ago

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care? (Video)

Over 30 years ago, I had the honor to work with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. At the time, concepts like palliative care and hospice care weren’t well known. In fact, through her book, “On Death and Dying,” it was Elisabeth who started to bring the conversation about death and dying into the open. Read More

Dying Matters – Changing the Way Society Views Death and Dying (Video)
2 years ago

Dying Matters – Changing the Way Society Views Death and Dying (Video)

On the surface, saying that dying matters, seems so obvious that it’s not worth mentioning. After all, what could be more important than our mortality? We are here on this amazing planet for such a short period of time. Death is the ultimate destination that, in many ways, gives our lives meaning. Read More

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying – a New Perspective from the Founder of Death Café (Video)
2 years ago

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying – a New Perspective from the Founder of Death Café (Video)

We all know that it is incredibly difficult to know what to say to someone who is dying. At the same time, as women over 60, we also know that there is no way to avoid these conversations. After all, when a friend, partner or family member is faced with a terminal diagnosis, they need our support. We just have to hope that our words do more good than harm. Read More

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