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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.

4 Avenues to Optimism as a Woman Over 60
2 weeks ago

4 Avenues to Optimism as a Woman Over 60

By  •  Mindset

Life is sweet when you are optimistic. Nothing is impossible. It’s easy street, and the best is yet to come! Facing every day with confidence, buoyancy and a positive attitude – that’s optimism, and we all wish we had it, all the time! Read More

5 Subtle Habits to Embrace this Year if You Want to Find Happiness
2 weeks ago

5 Subtle Habits to Embrace this Year if You Want to Find Happiness

I’m on a happiness kick as 2017 begins. As intuitive and intelligent people, you know that happiness is a choice. And you undoubtedly get up every day and make a choice to be happy throughout your day.

But some days you just can’t turn on that happiness light. The button is stuck in the off mode. Read More

GET GLAD: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life After 60
2 months ago

GET GLAD: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life After 60

In this holiday season, many people find themselves happier than usual, but some do not.

Their expectations are not met because the past seems better than the present. It’s good to be reminded how to get back on track, how to get happier.

Harry Hoover’s little book, GET GLAD, is indeed a “practical guide to a happier life.” Read More

Grilled Market Salad and the Art of Finding Happiness in Simplicity After 50
2 months ago

Grilled Market Salad and the Art of Finding Happiness in Simplicity After 50

By  •  Mindset

I am a woman of amazingly simple tastes – well, for the purposes of this blog post anyway. I’m not at all opposed to fancy and luxurious gifts if you want to surprise me. Think spa day. But back to my point, one of the simplest pleasures I have found in life is the Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad. Read More

How to Become a Heart Listener and Get More from Life After 60
2 months ago

How to Become a Heart Listener and Get More from Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

I think we all have the capacity to know what is best for us and to listen to our own inner wisdom. I call this listening to our own inner wisdom “heart listening.”

Many of us are out of practice. We spend a lot of our time overriding our hearts and letting our minds lead. We push our bodies beyond the point of exhaustion because this is what we think we should do. Read More

Hopscotch and the Art of Making Friends as an Older Adult
2 months ago

Hopscotch and the Art of Making Friends as an Older Adult

Hopscotch. We played the game every day after school. We played it on the sidewalks and in the playgrounds outside the eighteen-floor brick building that was our home in Brooklyn, New York. We played as a way to hang out with each other. We were friends. We were friends because we were the same age and lived a floor from each other.

How do we hang out with our friends as adults? Read More

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
3 months ago

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt

Why do so many women, often at about 50 years of age, lose the ability to say “no” without making excuses or providing an explanation? Are we so indoctrinated with the belief that our purpose is to serve others? Do we not understand that unless we serve ourselves first, we lose the ability to serve others? Read More

7 Research-Proven Happiness Habits to Adopt Today
3 months ago

7 Research-Proven Happiness Habits to Adopt Today

By  •  Mindset

Psychologists have found that happiness is likely a combination of genetics (50%), situation (10%), and individual effort (40%). We can’t control the first two factors, but we have complete control over the third. Here are seven happiness rituals you can adopt today, each one backed by science. Read More

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60
4 months ago

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60

By  •  Mindset

You’d think that with increasing age would come increasing misery. After all, isn’t that what TV ads and the like would have us believe?

Depression, anxiety, fear, insecurity and not to mention the worry of cognitive decline, debilitating physical changes. We are bombarded with these gloomy messages almost daily. Read More

Go Deeper! Change Your Emotions and Find Happiness After 60
6 months ago

Go Deeper! Change Your Emotions and Find Happiness After 60

By  •  Mindset

We all know how it feels to be happy. Feel good chemicals like serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins surge into your bloodstream and literally give you a rush of joy. It makes you feel powerful and in control. This is a state you want to experience again and again. But it’s an elusive sensation. Read More