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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 to Embrace Your Inner Child and Find Your Joy After 60
4 months ago

How to Embrace Your Inner Child and Find Your Joy After 60

What did you love to do as a child? Do you remember getting happily lost for hours, so immersed in a hobby or passion that you lost all track of time? Read More

The Downside of Relentless Positivity in Your 60s
4 months ago

The Downside of Relentless Positivity in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

Last month, I wrote a post 3 Remarkable Gifts That Help You Flourish in Your 60s, which generated lots of feedback, both online and offline.

While many comments were affirming, there was also some pushback on what was perceived to be an overly optimistic and even simplistic view of life in our 60s. Read More

Alone on Valentine’s Day? This Year, Be Your Own Valentine
4 months ago

Alone on Valentine’s Day? This Year, Be Your Own Valentine

By  •  Mindset

Remember those days when, as a child, you gave little heart-shaped Valentines and then waited and hoped you’d get some yourself? Read More

3 Positive Ways to Embrace and Express Your Emotions After 60
5 months ago

3 Positive Ways to Embrace and Express Your Emotions After 60

“Brilliant! I would never have thought I could have had so much laughter about this subject!” Mhairi giggled as she left the workshop room, hugging me to say goodbye. Read More

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60
5 months ago

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

It’s that time of year again: the time when we make resolutions. A few years back, I decided that rather than set specific, time-bound goals for myself each year, I would embrace an annual concept. One year it was slow living. Another year it was authenticity.

This year my concept is gratitude. Read More

Finding Your New Identity After 60 Requires Saying Goodbye to the Old One
5 months ago

Finding Your New Identity After 60 Requires Saying Goodbye to the Old One

Most of us do not stop to reflect on how entwined our identity is with our work roles. Have you noticed how people meeting you for the first time tend to start a conversation by asking what you do? Read More

3 Remarkable Gifts that Help You Flourish in Your 60s
5 months ago

3 Remarkable Gifts that Help You Flourish in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

When I was 57, there was a day of reckoning. Truth be told, it ran longer than a single day. It was more like a series of “dark and stormy nights.”

The nest was empty, and while we were delighted to see our three sons flying solo with minimal turbulence, their need for guidance from us was dropping sharply. Read More

Be Responsible… Then Go Out and Play!
5 months ago

Be Responsible… Then Go Out and Play!

I feel great that I am still learning from friends. A recent talk with one of my more responsible friends could apply to most of us over 60, so please allow me to share our exchange with you. Read More

Finding Happiness in a Topsy-Turvy World in 2018
6 months ago

Finding Happiness in a Topsy-Turvy World in 2018

By  •  Mindset

As we embark on a New Year, it can be challenging, to say the least, to look forward with enthusiasm to the coming 12 months. Read More

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year
6 months ago

Follow these 4 Steps to Have an Authentically Happy New Year

By  •  Mindset

After a loss come sorrow, grief, anger and depression, even rage. My motto is ‘live your dreams without drama.’ Easier said than done sometimes. Read More

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