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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
What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling
2 years ago

What Babies Can Teach Us Over 60s About the Power of Smiling

By  •  Mindset

Smiling contributes significantly to your happiness, health and longevity, so the research tells us.

Yeah, right, I’m thinking, when my dance teacher commands us to “Smile!” even as I am contorting my body into a completely unnatural position. If this choreography doesn’t kill me first sure, I’ll smile! Read More

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?
2 years ago

What’s Holding You Back from Finding Happiness After 60?

By  •  Mindset

One of my favorite TV ads these days is of two ladies, grey and white haired respectively, who walk into Walgreen’s and purchase a variety of sunscreen ointments. Read More

When it Comes to Happiness and Longevity, Don’t Forget the Power of a Smile
2 years ago

When it Comes to Happiness and Longevity, Don’t Forget the Power of a Smile

You know how some people absolutely radiate happiness? How just being around them, even for a minute, can make you happy too?
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It’s Time to Give a Surprising Valentine’s Day Gift… To Yourself!
3 years ago

It’s Time to Give a Surprising Valentine’s Day Gift… To Yourself!

By  •  Mindset

Ah, the month of love!

As February rolls around, Valentine’s Day is in the air – literally. You couldn’t miss the coming of Valentine’s Day if you tried. Between the TV specials, stuffed bears and candy for sale everywhere you look, love-songs on the Internet and the ever-present jewelry commercials, the month of love is categorically upon us. Read More

“Disabled Lizard” No More! Make a Spectacular New Year’s Resolution Today
3 years ago

“Disabled Lizard” No More! Make a Spectacular New Year’s Resolution Today

By  •  Mindset

It’s hard to tell with rescue pups, but my vet figured that my beloved Ringo was about 2 years old when he came into my life. This makes him now about 12. Read More

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom
3 years ago

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom

By  •  Mindset

According to psychologists, we go through various stages of life from birth to death. Rich or poor, whatever our ethnicities, religions or culture, we share this passage through distinct phases of life. And the years after 60 or so are considered the years of giving back. Read More

Let Grace Be Your Guide in Life After 60
3 years ago

Let Grace Be Your Guide in Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

If you ask me how old I feel, I’ll tell you “40.”

Why? Because I didn’t start to feel my uniqueness, my strengths, my true self, until I hit my fourth decade. Now, I am almost at level 7.0 (that’s a story for another day). As I turn 69, I have a degree of gravitas, of self-confidence, of utter joy in being-ness that utterly eluded me in my 20s and 30s. Read More

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60
3 years ago

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60

By  •  Mindset

You’d think that with increasing age would come increasing misery. After all, isn’t that what TV ads and the like would have us believe?

Depression, anxiety, fear, insecurity and not to mention the worry of cognitive decline, debilitating physical changes. We are bombarded with these gloomy messages almost daily. Read More

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

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