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Reducing Stress

Many of us think of stress as a minor annoyance. It is something that feels inevitable. In reality, reducing stress is not only possible – it is essential to health and happiness after 60.

Reducing Stress in Your 60s: Capturing a Moment of Rest Through Music
4 days ago

Reducing Stress in Your 60s: Capturing a Moment of Rest Through Music

Have you ever been so tired that a stop light seemed like a blessing? You close your eyes for just a second and take a deep breath, trying to catch a wisp of the tiniest second – or maybe third wind? Read More

Switch Your Focus to Relieve Thanksgiving Stress
1 week ago

Switch Your Focus to Relieve Thanksgiving Stress

By  •  Family

Ah, Thanksgiving! A time of celebration, of gratitude and family get-togethers.

For some, getting together with extended family is a joyous tradition. For others, it’s joyous only some of the time. Not all family is created equal, however. Read More

Feeling Lost in Your 60s? Here Are 8 Tips to Get Back on Track
1 month ago

Feeling Lost in Your 60s? Here Are 8 Tips to Get Back on Track

Do you ever feel a bit lost? Are there days when you lose your sparkle and question who you are and what you’re doing? Do you sometimes feel irrelevant and that you don’t have much to look forward to? It’s so easy sometimes to get stuck in a negative spiral, isn’t it? Read More

The Art of Managing Anxiety in Uncertain Times
2 months ago

The Art of Managing Anxiety in Uncertain Times

These are uncertain and anxious times. I can’t help but think more of us are anxious and tense than in previous years: I know my friends and I are. So what to do about that anxiety, especially if it’s multiplied? Read More

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?
2 months ago

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?

I’d like to talk about a difficult topic, depression – and what we may be teaching our children and grandchildren about revealing vulnerability. Or not teaching them. Read More

Get What You Want More Often with These 2 Secret Phrases
2 months ago

Get What You Want More Often with These 2 Secret Phrases

By  •  Lifestyle

I am no stranger to problematic situations. Even as I grow older and wiser, I still get flustered. This is evidenced by my recent refrigerator delivery. Or let me restate that, my scheduled refrigerator delivery. Three and a half hours into the delivery window, no fridge had been delivered. When I called the store…
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10 Steps to Improve Your Life After 50 Through Deliberate Breathing
2 months ago

10 Steps to Improve Your Life After 50 Through Deliberate Breathing

Anyone who has ever done Pilates or taken a Yoga class knows that one of the great benefits derived from those types of classes is the relaxation and sense of well-being that comes from an hour of deep, deliberate breathing. Read More

How to Eliminate Stress and Decrease Weight Gain After 60
3 months ago

How to Eliminate Stress and Decrease Weight Gain After 60

Previously, I discussed the effects of estrogen on your body, including subsequent weight gain. The hormone I will be discussing in this article is cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Read More

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help
3 months ago

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

Today, we are overworked, overstressed and overwhelmed. The pace of life is faster than ever. The economic, social and political stresses are all creating internal and external turmoil. Read More

Dealing with Adversity? Here’s Some Good News to Remember
4 months ago

Dealing with Adversity? Here’s Some Good News to Remember

By  •  Mindset

Life happens. We deal with a lot of unexpected and unwanted events throughout the years. These include the end of an important relationship, death of a loved one, health or financial challenges, trouble with our family or losing our way in life. Read More