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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.

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60
3 days 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
4 days 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
6 days 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
7 days 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

Consider Forgiveness for a More Peaceful Life After 60
1 week ago

Consider Forgiveness for a More Peaceful Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

It’s hard to get to retirement age without having been wronged or hurt at some time in our life. No matter the infraction, some individuals can forgive easily and move on with their life. But there are others of us who continue to hold a grudge. Read More

5 Steps to Free Yourself from Drama After 50
1 week ago

5 Steps to Free Yourself from Drama After 50

By  •  Mindset

There are two sides to every story, and three sides to every drama. Those three sides are what David Emerald, author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) calls DDT, the Dreaded Drama Triangle. Read More

What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling
2 weeks ago

What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling

By  •  Mindset

Smiling contributes significantly to your happiness, health and longevity, so the research tells us.

Yeah, right, I’m thinking, when my dance teacher commands us to “Smile!” even as I am contorting my body into a completely unnatural position. If this choreography doesn’t kill me first sure, I’ll smile! Read More

You Must Be Present to Win: 3 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Enrich Your Life
2 weeks ago

You Must Be Present to Win: 3 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Enrich Your Life

By  •  Mindset

Mindfulness is front page news. A recent TIME Magazine cover announced “The Mindful Revolution: the Science of Finding Focus in a Stressed-out, Multitasking Culture.” Read More

What My Search for the Perfect Coffee Taught Me About Finding Balance
2 weeks ago

What My Search for the Perfect Coffee Taught Me About Finding Balance

By  •  Mindset

I had the chance to visit the original Starbucks on Pike Place in Seattle. It looks nothing like the chain I have come to rely upon. Yet the formula is the same. My drip coffee is filled to the brim. I have to pour out coffee to make “room.” (Yes, I’m one of those – a little coffee in my cream, please.) Read More

20 Sure Ways to Wake Up Feeling Positive
2 weeks ago

20 Sure Ways to Wake Up Feeling Positive

Have you ever spent a night in fitful sleep, had disturbing dreams or just awakened at 3 am with a mind so active you had to take a sleeping pill? Or are those just redundant questions? Read More