Image

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.

Want a Happier Life After 60? Eliminate These Negative Thoughts
2 years ago

Want a Happier Life After 60? Eliminate These Negative Thoughts

Many women are struggling to find happiness in life after 60. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. After all, many of us have experienced divorces and deaths in the family. Some have lost parents and watched their children grow up and move away. Others have experienced health challenges of one kind of another. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why? Read More

Is Your Fear of Change Preventing Your From Finding Happiness After 60?
2 years ago

Is Your Fear of Change Preventing Your From Finding Happiness After 60?

On some level, I guess we all dislike change. In fact, for most of our lives, we have done everything in our power to find stability. Most of us looked for “safe” jobs. We tried to get our family to “safe” neighborhoods. Now that we are 60, we are told to put our investments in something “safe.” In all of these cases, the word safe also means predictable. Read More

3 Easy Ways to Get the Most from Life After 60
2 years ago

3 Easy Ways to Get the Most from Life After 60

Life after 60 is a time for reflection and renewal. It can also be a time for recommitting ourselves to our core values and exploring life with a renewed sense of purpose. As I talk to the other members of the Sixty and Me community, I find that most women believe that the best years are still to come – if we make good decisions today.

On some level, we all know that the secret to longevity and happiness after 60 isn’t found in the latest pills and potions that the “anti-aging” industry pushes at us. The best tonic for longevity is to live well – to surround ourselves with good friends, new experiences, healthy food and worthwhile dreams. But, if you are feeling a bit apprehensive about life after 60, you may be looking for some more specific advice. After all, we all know what makes us happy, but, knowing how to make ourselves happy is another matter! Read More

Are Older People Really Risk Averse? The Answer May Surprise You!
2 years ago

Are Older People Really Risk Averse? The Answer May Surprise You!

There is a well-established stereotype that the older we get the more risk averse we become. On one level, I can understand why this might be the case – when we are young, we have our whole lives to make up for our mistakes. As we get a little older, we simply have more to lose. Read More

Are You Willing to Take More Risks to Find True Happiness?
2 years ago

Are You Willing to Take More Risks to Find True Happiness?

Over the course of our lives, we are taught many lessons. We learn that some people can’t be trusted. Most of us discover, the hard way, that life isn’t “fair.” We learn that most black and white issues are actually colored by rainbows of complexity. Unfortunately, many of us respond to these “lessons” by becoming more cautious and risk-averse. Read More

Is it Better to be Right or Happy? The Answer May Surprise You!
2 years ago

Is it Better to be Right or Happy? The Answer May Surprise You!

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, it’s natural to have well-formed opinions about the world. Many of us have strong political and religious views. Others have well-formed opinions about the sports teams that we support, the causes that we contribute to and the communities in which we live. Read More

4 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help You to Find Happiness
2 years ago

4 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help You to Find Happiness

Like many women my age, I spend hours in front of my computer every day. As the founder of Sixty and Me, it’s rare for me to type fewer than 2000 words before lunch. But, despite the fact that I am completely comfortable with technology, I still love my leather bound journal. There is something about putting pen to paper that takes me to another world and makes all of my fears and worries fade away, if only for a moment. Do you feel the same? Read More

Saying “Yes” to Happiness After 60 Starts by Saying “No” to Everything Else
2 years ago

Saying “Yes” to Happiness After 60 Starts by Saying “No” to Everything Else

Do you every feel like life takes on a momentum of its own? I know I do! As we pass through the decades of our lives, one decision blends into the next. Finally, as we reach our 60s and we finally have time to evaluate our lives, it’s easy to wonder “how did I get here?” Read More

The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness
2 years ago

The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, what do you see? Do your eyes dance quickly over your reflection, too quickly to settle on any one body part? Or, perhaps you pull in your stomach, hold back your hair and pause to evaluate yourself. Are you happy with what you see? Read More

Is Your TV Killing Your Happiness and Making You Lonely?
2 years ago

Is Your TV Killing Your Happiness and Making You Lonely?

I have terrible news. There is a killer in your living room. Even worse, you probably think that this particular assassin is your friend. After all, he says all the right things. He entertains you. He even keeps you company at night. Unfortunately, this killer also has a hidden agenda – he wants to keep you isolated, dependent and worried. Why? To steal money for his employers.

No, I’m not talking about a member of your family, a friend or your Scottish Terrier. I’m talking about your TV. Read More