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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 Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60
17 hours ago

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

It’s that time of year again: the time when we make resolutions. A few years back, I decided that rather than set specific, time-bound goals for myself each year, I would embrace an annual concept. One year it was slow living. Another year it was authenticity.

This year my concept is gratitude. Read More

Finding Your New Identity After 60 Requires Saying Goodbye to the Old One
1 week ago

Finding Your New Identity After 60 Requires Saying Goodbye to the Old One

Most of us do not stop to reflect on how entwined our identity is with our work roles. Have you noticed how people meeting you for the first time tend to start a conversation by asking what you do? Read More

3 Remarkable Gifts that Help You Flourish in Your 60s
2 weeks ago

3 Remarkable Gifts that Help You Flourish in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

When I was 57, there was a day of reckoning. Truth be told, it ran longer than a single day. It was more like a series of “dark and stormy nights.”

The nest was empty, and while we were delighted to see our three sons flying solo with minimal turbulence, their need for guidance from us was dropping sharply. Read More

Be Responsible… Then Go Out and Play!
2 weeks ago

Be Responsible… Then Go Out and Play!

I feel great that I am still learning from friends. A recent talk with one of my more responsible friends could apply to most of us over 60, so please allow me to share our exchange with you. Read More

Finding Happiness in a Topsy-Turvy World in 2018
4 weeks ago

Finding Happiness in a Topsy-Turvy World in 2018

By  •  Mindset

As we embark on a New Year, it can be challenging, to say the least, to look forward with enthusiasm to the coming 12 months. Read More

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year
1 month ago

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year

By  •  Mindset

After a loss come sorrow, grief, anger and depression, even rage. My motto is ‘live your dreams without drama.’ Easier said than done sometimes. Read More

20 Ways to Create Joyful Thoughts for Your New Year
1 month ago

20 Ways to Create Joyful Thoughts for Your New Year

Has 2017 been challenging for you? Getting older is not for sissies. Some of us face substantial family or financial problems. Sometimes the days can seem grim. Read More

7 Ways to Face Your Shadow Side and Express Your True Self After 60
1 month ago

7 Ways to Face Your Shadow Side and Express Your True Self After 60

By  •  Mindset

A few years ago, an older, well-dressed woman walked into my therapy office. She seemed agitated. Nervously, she told me that she was unable to eat or sleep because she was troubled by sexual fantasies about her best friend’s husband. Read More

3 Things I’m Grateful for and 3 Things I’m Grumbling About
2 months ago

3 Things I’m Grateful for and 3 Things I’m Grumbling About

It’s that time of the year when many of us are making lists. Sometimes, we’re enumerating things to do, while other lists may include loftier goals for the coming year or names of people or events we appreciate. Read More

3 Ways to Bring Radical Acceptance into Your Life After 60
2 months ago

3 Ways to Bring Radical Acceptance into Your Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

Oh, how we wish for things to be different: Our bodies strong and healthy and, preferably, slim. Our children stable and successful; our grandchildren happy and thriving. Loved ones alive and healthy. Our marriages deeply loving, or else wishing for that elusive man to complete us. Plenty of money in savings. Read More

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