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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.

Feeling Stressed Out? 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help
1 week 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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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!
2 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
2 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
3 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

Finding Peace After 60: How to Teach Your Monkey Brain to Be Quiet
3 months ago

Finding Peace After 60: How to Teach Your Monkey Brain to Be Quiet

Monkey Brain. I don’t know where I first heard that phrase, but I envision a half dozen monkeys jumping up and down, swinging from tree to tree and chattering and screaming at each other.  Read More

5 Undercover Sources of Stress… and What to Do About Them!
5 months ago

5 Undercover Sources of Stress… and What to Do About Them!

There is something to be said about that moment of enlightenment where you realize you’re feeling sad or anxious and you don’t know why, and then, bam, it hits you! Read More

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People
5 months ago

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People

We’ve all been there; suddenly stressed and needing a few minutes to calm down. But it is not easy, to find “space” for a time out when you’re with a group of people. This is especially true if you don’t want those around you to realize you are in an agitated state. Read More