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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.

How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!
2 weeks ago

How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!

By  •  Mindset

Knowing that you’re in a happy state seems like a no-brainer, right? As the song goes, “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” Read More

How to Find Mental Balance in Your Life After 60
3 weeks ago

How to Find Mental Balance in Your Life After 60

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Leonardo Da Vinci

Mental balance is a skill controlled by our minds.

I think living a ‘balanced’ lifestyle is an art because, like art, it is a skill. Like art we create our palate. What is considered balance for one is not considered balance for all. But one thing is true, our success as creators of a balanced lifestyle is based on mind over matter. Read More

The Art of Making Lemonade from Lemons During Challenging Times
1 month ago

The Art of Making Lemonade from Lemons During Challenging Times

By  •  Mindset

The past five years have been tough ones. My husband and I each lost a parent. We had three dogs die. I had two back surgeries and a neck surgery (one each year for three years in a row!) My dream job turned out to not be so dreamy. Believe it or not, this is not how we had it all planned! Read More

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?
1 month ago

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?

By  •  Mindset

One of my favorite TV ads these days is of two ladies, grey and white haired respectively, who walk into Walgreen’s and purchase a variety of sunscreen ointments. Read More

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness
2 months ago

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness

As we age, it’s easy to sit back and leave it to others to make the world around us an interesting place to live. In reality, though, inspiring ourselves and creating our own stimulation can mean the difference between a humdrum existence and a lovely life. Read More

5 Ways to Simplify and Focus on What is Important
2 months ago

5 Ways to Simplify and Focus on What is Important

In 2002, my husband asked me to meet him for lunch. It wasn’t our custom to meet for lunch and especially not at a nice restaurant. I should have known he was up to something! Read More

Don’t Jinx It – Stop Waiting for Something Bad to Happen
2 months ago

Don’t Jinx It – Stop Waiting for Something Bad to Happen

By  •  Mindset

I have a good life – a great life, really. I experience the normal ups and downs, but in general, I am happy and healthy. My husband and I have had some great changes in our lives lately, and even my family and friends seem to be in good places. Thank goodness! Read More

Learning to Say “No” is Especially Important After 60
2 months ago

Learning to Say “No” is Especially Important After 60

Do you say “yes” to every invitation? Do you find yourself stressed and then realizing that you created that stress by over-scheduling yourself?

My type-A personality tends to cringe at the idea of unscheduled time. Even in my mid-60’s I am still very goal oriented. Read More

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!
2 months ago

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!

If you’re like me, the phrase “I’m sorry” makes regular appearances in your conversations. I say it when I’m late, when I feel embarrassed, when someone tells me they feel sad about something. Read More

What a Life-Changing Illness Taught Me About the Importance of Slowing Down
2 months ago

What a Life-Changing Illness Taught Me About the Importance of Slowing Down

I come from a long line of busy people. Both my parents worked extremely hard to provide for our family. The first 40 years of my life I embraced their hard work ethic, but after my father’s untimely death in 1995, I took the decision to leave my busy natural medicines practice in Scotland behind and move to the home of my ancestors in Donegal, Ireland. I have never regretted this decision. Read More