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Finding Happiness

What are the keys to finding happiness after 60? How can we learn to be more positive in the best years of our lives? For starters, we must learn to manage our expectations. We must also put a high priority on our health and social relationships. But, this is just the beginning.

5 Ways to Live with Joy as a Single Older Woman
2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Live with Joy as a Single Older Woman

I’ve been single for the last 17 years. I got married in 1964, when I was 20 years old. I was married for 18 years (really, 15 years because that is when we separated). And then, after that, I had a relationship with a significant other for 17 years. Doing the math, I was in a relationship for 32 years and single for 42 years. Read More

Be Kind to Yourself and Become Your Own Best Friend After 60
2 weeks ago

Be Kind to Yourself and Become Your Own Best Friend After 60

By  •  Mindset

Everyone has the capacity to appreciate the simple joy of being alive. It is the delight you feel from the view of a spectacular sunset, the sound of a beautiful piece of music or the smile of a loved one. It is an experience of natural richness. Read More

6 Ways to Thrive and Flourish After 60
2 weeks ago

6 Ways to Thrive and Flourish After 60

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary. We met almost 50 years ago. We are getting old. The years have passed so quickly. We look older and, many days, feel older. Read More

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love
3 weeks ago

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love

By  •  Mindset

The phrase, “Follow your bliss,” was famously said by the author, Joseph Campbell. It seems like one of those New Age truisms that we respond to with, “Sounds nice, but who can afford to do that? Rock stars? Celebrities? Very rich people?” Read More

Do You Still Compare Yourself with Others, Even in Your 60s?
3 weeks ago

Do You Still Compare Yourself with Others, Even in Your 60s?

You’d think that, after 60, we wouldn’t have a reason to compare ourselves with others. After all, we’ve already led full lives so why aren’t we comfortable in our own skin? Read More

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50
4 weeks ago

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Out of a Funk After 50

By  •  Mindset

The other day, I innocently asked my grandson what he would like for his upcoming ninth birthday. He thought for a moment, then gazed intently into my eyes and answered explicitly, “No books, Nana. And nothing you knitted.” Read More

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60
1 month ago

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60

It took me quite some time to pluck up the courage and try internet dating after my husband died. At first, even the thought of it was horrifying, and my first visit to a dating site ended after just a minute or so. But as time passed – and I admitted I was doing okay but would like another man in my life…
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I Love My Body – Exploring the Power of Positive Affirmations
1 month ago

I Love My Body – Exploring the Power of Positive Affirmations

By  •  Mindset

I love my body – really? Be honest, have you ever said that to yourself? Or is it more typical of you to say, “I hate my body,” or “I hate my thighs,” or “My breasts sag”?

We lament the fact that we are not “perfect.” What would happen if you changed the words and started saying “I love my body”? Read More

Is Your Technology Addiction Stopping You from Finding Happiness in Life After 60
1 month ago

Is Your Technology Addiction Stopping You from Finding Happiness in Life After 60

How many times a day do you check your phone? Ten times? Fifty? In today’s “always on” world, we are constantly bombarded by sounds and sights; many of which come from the devices that we choose to carry. Read More

3 Reasons We’re More Joyful at 60 and Beyond
2 months ago

3 Reasons We’re More Joyful at 60 and Beyond

By  •  Mindset

A lot is being written these days about the joy we’re finding at 60 and in the decades beyond. But is this counter-intuitive? After all, our lifetime is winding down, we’re facing a lot of endings, and our next chapters are undeniably shorter than our first. Read More