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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.

How to Manage Stress at Any Age: Keep Calm and Carry On!
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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!
7 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

6 Actionable Steps to Combat Caregiver Stress
7 months ago

6 Actionable Steps to Combat Caregiver Stress

By  •  Caregiving

Stress is a normal part of life for most people, but for those who’ve taken on the responsibility of taking care of an elderly loved one, the strain can quickly take its toll.

In fact, research consistently shows how the emotional and physical burden of caregiving, along with the uncertainty it brings, means caregivers are far likelier to develop chronic stress than non-caregivers. Read More

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People
7 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

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60
8 months ago

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60

Whether we need to tell our adult children that we’ve started dating, or our best friend confides in us that she has been diagnosed with cancer, we often find ourselves in the midst of a difficult conversation. Read More

Tidy Up Your Home to Free Your Mind from Stress and Anxiety
8 months ago

Tidy Up Your Home to Free Your Mind from Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are complex and have many causes. That said, while their causes are diverse, one common tread runs through both – a lack of a sense of control. When we feel out of control, we suffer.

On a practical level, we may worry about our inability to control an illness that we are facing or to manage our financial situation. We may even worry about our inability to control our own thoughts and emotions. Read More

5 Simple Tips for Managing Your Emotions
9 months ago

5 Simple Tips for Managing Your Emotions

By  •  Mindset

Being an emotional person can be both a blessing and a curse. I know this from first-hand experience. So does my family! Read More