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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
How to Stop Complaining So That You Can Get More from Life After 60
7 months ago

How to Stop Complaining So That You Can Get More from Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

Once, a friend of mine asked me, “What are you giving up for Lent?” And although I’m not Catholic, I liked the idea of giving up something that doesn’t fit with who I want to be, so I had a ready answer for her. Read More

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain
8 months ago

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain

“You have to meet Miss Fiona!” my friend gushed, knowing my passion for celebrating dynamic, thriving seniors. “She’s truly amazing!” Read More

Don’t Wait for Happiness to Find You: Invest in Finding It for Yourself!
9 months ago

Don’t Wait for Happiness to Find You: Invest in Finding It for Yourself!

By  •  Mindset

Happiness is more than a feel-good emotion. Happiness, science is discovering, is actually surprisingly beneficial to our health and longevity. Read More

It’s Not Your Age, It’s How You Feel About Your Age That Counts
9 months ago

It’s Not Your Age, It’s How You Feel About Your Age That Counts

By  •  Mindset

There’s a difference between aging and getting old. We all age, that’s inevitable from the moment we pop out of the womb, but getting old – ah, that’s a choice. Read More

Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds
10 months ago

Our Perceptions About Aging Matter: Look for Roses, Not Weeds

My primary physician is retiring next month. On hearing the news, I promptly devolved into a state of shock, quickly followed by utter panic. Read More

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60
10 months ago

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60

By  •  Mindset

Have you ever been listening to music as you’re fixing dinner or doing dishes, and found yourself doing the “two-step” or just “movin’ to the groove”? Well, whatever you called it, you were doing something potentially very beneficial for your body and mind. Read More

Gratitude 101 for Older Women: Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving
12 months ago

Gratitude 101 for Older Women: Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

By  •  Mindset

When I was a little girl, my mother made my sister and I write thank-you notes to whoever gave us a gift, large or small, on our birthdays or for the Holidays. This from early on, when writing even one word was a laborious, tongue-biting experience. Read More

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

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

My knee hurts. I don’t know what I did in dance class last night, what awkward move I made to stress the darn thing, but bottom line is – it hurts. Read More

Why Saying “I Can” Can Make You a Winner in Your 60s
1 year ago

Why Saying “I Can” Can Make You a Winner in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

A friend and I were watching the Wimbledon finals on TV, clapping and cheering through every match. After the tournament, she leaned in to me and said, “Oh, how I wish I could play tennis. It’s such a great sport.” Read More

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
1 year 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