Darlene Corbett views herself as a life-long learner, work-in-progress, bibliophile, and logophile. Darlene's primary roles are now Therapist, Hypnotherapist, and Author/Writer. At age 61, her first book on personal development was traditionally published. She’s hoping her novel, about a therapist and second chances, will be published in 2023.

Latest Posts By Darlene Corbett

3 weeks ago

Boomers: 65 and Beyond Staying Alive

Age 65! What are your thoughts when you hear it? Let’s start with past messages. Old, over the hill, retirement, social security, and Medicare for Americans are a few common ones. Well, that was then. No more…

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2 months ago

Embrace the Dance at Any Age: Contemplating the Wonders of All Forms of Dance

The great Bob Marley once said, “Forget your troubles and dance.” How simple yet so profound and true! When we immerse in music and dance, everything else seems to drift away and leave only the desire to sway to the rhythm…

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5 months ago

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Truths of Aging

Are you 60? How about 70? Maybe you have crossed 80? What about 90? If you’re past 60, there are certain truths that you have definitely encountered…

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8 months ago

Learning Another Language as a Sexagenarian, Not Easy!

I always wanted to learn another language. Why? The only reason I could surmise is my desire for learning. Also, I love a challenge, and what better way than conquering a new language? So, I have embarked on learning Spanish, a journey of agony and ecstasy.

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10 months ago

What If You Did Not Have a Choice to Age Well?

A new year is upon us. Yes, that means the hands of time are moving as they have throughout eternity. For those of us who are in the sunset and twilight of our lives, we recognize that sooner than later time ticks toward the midnight hour…

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1 year ago

Have You Tried Youthful Thinking? It Works!

Not long ago, a lovely friend of mine referred to herself as an “old woman.” She had inserted another adjective, but it is irrelevant for this discussion. I did not respond to her self-description, but I thought to myself, “You are a talented, creative woman…

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2 years ago

Not Feeling Blessed? Change the Tune!

I come to you this morning to say three simple words: You are blessed! “What do you mean,” you might ask. It’s simple, really. You are reading, which means you are alive. So, you are blessed! You must remind yourself that you have the privilege of reaching 60…

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2 years ago

Dating Over 60? Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

In the 1980s, I had a single friend in her early 40s trying to find a romantic partner. Such a pursuit was years before the era of the Internet. Consequently, the choices for dating sites were few and far between and stigmatized. Also, the chances of meeting a single…

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2 years ago

Senior Dating Puzzle: Should Women Share the Expense of a First Date as a Way of Showing Equality with Men?

Some time ago, there was an article in The Wall Street Journal challenging the longstanding belief that men should pay for women on the first date. In my role as therapist, I sit with men of all ages who wish to be generous. Many of them…

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2 years ago

The Power of Maternal Love

February is a month that denotes many things. One that has stood the test of time is Valentine’s Day, which began in 500 A.D. What it fervently symbolizes is the virtue of love in the romantic form. As we know, however, love comes in many…

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