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How to Make Friends as an Adult

For most of our lives, our social relationships are accidental. Then, in our 60s, we find ourselves wondering how to make friends as an adult. This is not a trivial question. Having strong social ties is good for our health and happiness. Let’s explore this topic together.

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6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

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Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect
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Staying Social After 60: How to Make Someone’s Day by Watching for Opportunities to Connect

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What’s the first thing you do every morning? I used to stretch, touch my toes and take a few deep breaths. Now I instinctively reach for my iPhone to see what new disaster looms on the horizon. And so the day begins. Read More

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
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Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age
4 months ago

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age

Women tend to live longer than men, and there may come a time in the life of a couple when the wife is left all alone. This can be devastating if she’s been dependent on her spouse for emotional support when things go wrong. Read More

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!
5 months ago

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!

There are people who love chatting about books. Then there are others who have no desire to join a book club. Which are you?

If you believe you are the latter, please continue, gentle reader. Read More

4 Simple Ways to Find New Friends

Building strong friendships can be difficult at any age. But, as many women in the community have told me, finding friends is especially difficult after 50. With your kids out of the house and your work life shifting, it’s important to expand your social circle. So, today, I would like to offer 4 suggestions for finding new friends at this stage in your life. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick
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6 Ways to Show Your Support When a Friend Gets Sick

Lately, it seems that every week I learn more of my friends are waiting for test results or battling some debilitating illness. The older I get, the more frequently it happens. Are you encountering this? How do you help your friends and protect your own health and happiness? Read More

Reconnecting with Friends Over a Bottle of Wine in Barossa Valley, Australia
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Reconnecting with Friends Over a Bottle of Wine in Barossa Valley, Australia

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Because friendships are precious it’s important to make time to spend together. We often get so caught up in our own lives that we don’t manage to connect with our friends as often as we should. Read More

Why Every Woman Over 60 Needs a Samurai Friend
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Why Every Woman Over 60 Needs a Samurai Friend

“Samurai” friends give each other an active helping hand on the voyage down the river of life. They help each other to learn, grow and generally do better; and when things go wrong they help each other out of potholes and back on track. Read More

How to Move Beyond “Accidental Acquaintances” and Find True Friends After 60
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How to Move Beyond “Accidental Acquaintances” and Find True Friends After 60

Today, I want to get your opinion on something important. The question that I have is deceptively simple, but, it gets to the heart of what it means to fight loneliness after 60. What makes a true friend? Read More