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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.

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

How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!
3 months 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 months 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
4 months 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?
4 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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