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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.

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?
1 week 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 weeks 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
3 weeks 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

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help
2 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
2 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

I Have Not Hit Rock Bottom Yet… but It Could Happen Any Moment
2 months ago

I Have Not Hit Rock Bottom Yet… but It Could Happen Any Moment

It’s not like I have hit rock bottom. I am not living under a bridge eating cat food. What is true is that for the first time I can see a sequence of events where rock bottom is possible. And it wouldn’t take much. Read More

How to Recover from a Crushing Setback After 60
3 months ago

How to Recover from a Crushing Setback After 60

Have you ever noticed that when you have a sense of confidence and self-worth your sense of self is enhanced and you feel and see things more deeply? It feels like you can conquer the world. Read More

How to Manage Stress at Any Age: Keep Calm and Carry On!
3 months ago

How to Manage Stress at Any Age: Keep Calm and Carry On!

A few years ago, we adopted a sweet Australian Shepherd puppy and named him London. London was a joy most of the time but sometimes he was a complete terror. We worked hard to train him, but from time to time, I found myself yelling. “London, come here!” “London, leave your sister alone!” “London don’t eat that!” Read More

How to Relax and Relieve Stress with Your Very Own Home Retreat
3 months ago

How to Relax and Relieve Stress with Your Very Own Home Retreat

Going on an organised retreat can be expensive and involve travel. To save both cash and time you can set up a retreat for yourself – and maybe a friend or two – and enjoy a relaxed time of self-nurturing without leaving home. Read More

How to Recharge Your Batteries by Experiencing Nature’s Beauty
4 months ago

How to Recharge Your Batteries by Experiencing Nature’s Beauty

I have just returned from a journey, camping in one of the remote mountain areas of Peru. It was an amazing experience that I only dreamed of, especially since I am in my 60s and didn’t think I was strong enough to make the journey. Read More