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About Noelle Nelson

Dr. Noelle Nelson is a psychologist, consultant and speaker. She is passionate about personal growth and happiness. She’s authored over a dozen books including "Happy Healthy... Dead: Why What You Think You Know About Aging Is Wrong and How To Get It Right." Please visit Noelle’s website at http://www.noellenelson.com and on Facebook at @MeetTheAmazings.
Latest Posts | By Noelle Nelson
When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?
2 weeks ago

When Injury Strikes After 60, Will You Give Up or Get Going?

My knee hurts. I don’t know what awkward dance move I made to stress the darn thing, but the bottom line is – it hurts. As I tape it up before going to sleep, I grumble about it, which, of course, does no good whatsoever…
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The “Three Things!” Approach to Exceptional Longevity
2 months ago

The “Three Things!” Approach to Exceptional Longevity

By  •  Mindset

It’s long been a truism of scientific research that optimists – people with a hopeful and positive outlook on life – are healthier, happier, and live longer. However, a recent study takes this finding one step further, stating that optimists…
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“Why Did I Walk Into This Room?” and Other Things We Forget After 60
2 months ago

“Why Did I Walk Into This Room?” and Other Things We Forget After 60

You know that awful moment when you’re standing in the middle of the living room, wondering, “Why am I here?” No, not the existential “Why am I here?” as in your reason for living, but the more ordinary “Why did I just walk into this room?” Read More

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
2 months ago

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”

In the midst of choosing a piece of music, my dance instructor forgot which dance we were about to work on. He said he was having a “senior moment.” Given he’s all of 30, that was ludicrous, of course, but it totally got my hackles up. Saying “senior moment” to me, a senior, is not acceptable. Read More

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love
3 months ago

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love

By  •  Mindset

The phrase, “Follow your bliss,” was famously said by the author Joseph Campbell. It seems like one of those New Age truisms that we respond to with, “Sounds nice, but who can afford to do that? Rock stars? Celebrities? Very rich people?” Read More

A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?
3 months ago

A Life-Transforming Question: What Will I Be Brave About Today?

By  •  Mindset

Nothing seemed to be going right. My Internet gave up in the middle of a Zoom meeting, my dog – a rescue mutt still learning the house rules – peed on a freshly washed towel hanging over a chair, and the work gig I was so confident…
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Step Up to the Plate of Your Own Expectations
4 months ago

Step Up to the Plate of Your Own Expectations

By  •  Mindset

It’s easy to get downhearted in these challenging times. Just when it seems things are finally getting better, there’s another eruption of bad news. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the Covid front, violence in our communities…
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Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might
4 months ago

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might

By  •  Mindset

You look around yourself at work. Every new hire is well under the age of 30 and the number of co-workers in their 50s and 60s seems to be rapidly vanishing. As you get into your 60s, you can’t help but wonder, “Am I next?” Read More

Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You
5 months ago

Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You

A dear friend called me yesterday, distressed: “What am I supposed to do? Some people are wandering around town without masks, eating at outdoor patios with less than three feet between them. Isn’t that horribly dangerous?
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The Joy of Late-blooming Freckles – Embracing Your Aging Body
5 months ago

The Joy of Late-blooming Freckles – Embracing Your Aging Body

By  •  Mindset

When we were kids growing up, my sister was the cute one. She had it all. The button nose, the big beautiful hazel eyes, long lashes, rosebud mouth and the capper, freckles. She had THE most adorable spray of freckles across her nose – which she hated and I loved! I would have given anything for those freckles. Anything to break up the monotony of my pasty white face. Read More