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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.

10 Things to Fill You With Autumnal Joy
2 months ago

10 Things to Fill You With Autumnal Joy

“But now the days are short, I’m in the autumn of my years. And I think of my life as vintage wine from fine old kegs. From the brim to the dregs, it poured sweet and clear. It was a very good year.” – Ervin Drake, It Was A Very Good Year

There is something grounding, something earthly ceremonial about the change of seasons. The natural world is filled with answers to our longing. Nature is the great healer and finding time to spend in its sensual beauty nurtures the tired soul. Read More

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)
2 months ago

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)

By  •  Lifestyle

After 37+ years of regular workouts, my body has decided to defend itself by developing osteoarthritis. Every workout is now a rousing game of Will It Hurt If I Do This? Oh, what fun. Read More

6 Ways to Manage Life’s Ups and Downs After 60
2 months ago

6 Ways to Manage Life’s Ups and Downs After 60

By  •  Mindset

As the Buddhists say, “pain and pleasure, praise and blame, loss and gain are the natural waves of being human.” Just sitting quietly in a wicker rocker in the sunshine, I am pulled up and down by text messages, phone calls and the fluctuations in my own mind. Read More

How to Start Your Own “Compliment Campaign”
2 months ago

How to Start Your Own “Compliment Campaign”

By  •  Mindset

I was walking into an office building several weeks ago, and a woman walking toward me said, “That shade of red is beautiful on you.” I thanked her and immediately had a smile on my face. It made me happy. Read More

5 Ways to Live with Joy as a Single Older Woman
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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 months 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?
4 months 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 months 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