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About Paula Harer

After a 30-year marriage crumbled, Paula Harer found herself single for the first time in 35 years. She felt like she had something to say about her experience, so started writing a blog called Starting Over at Sixty https://www.startingoveratsixty.com. She addresses everything from loneliness and reinvention and offers ways to create a new outlook on life.
Latest Posts | By Paula Harer
Want to Enjoy a New Year This Fall? Let Nothing Stop You from Writing Your Resolutions Now!
2 months ago

Want to Enjoy a New Year This Fall? Let Nothing Stop You from Writing Your Resolutions Now!

By  •  Lifestyle

How wacky am I, right? Implying that September is the beginning of the new year. Follow me here: I think it is an even better time to make plans for productivity than the real start of the new year. Let me explain…
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3 Ways to Get Excited About Starting Over After 60
3 months ago

3 Ways to Get Excited About Starting Over After 60

By  •  Mindset

I know, it’s not easy starting over later in life, especially if it wasn’t what you had planned, or you have had an unexpected setback. It may even feel like the end of the world. Read More

3 Keys to the Fountain of Youth (If You Dare to Plunge into It)
3 months ago

3 Keys to the Fountain of Youth (If You Dare to Plunge into It)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an actual fountain of youth? What if you could just walk up to it with your paper cup, dip it in in the water, and take a big drink? Nirvana, right? Well, no such luck!
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How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!
6 months ago

How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!

By  •  Mindset

Knowing that you’re in a happy state seems like a no-brainer, right? As the song goes, “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” Read More

Confidence Is Sexy! 5 Steps to Help You Feel More Confident Beyond 60
8 months ago

Confidence Is Sexy! 5 Steps to Help You Feel More Confident Beyond 60

By  •  Mindset

As a single woman over 60, I am keenly aware that it’s often tough to feel confident. I sometimes feel like I have to put on my boxing gloves to get out there and stay relevant. After all, we live in a world that equates beauty and talent with youth. Read More

3 Steps to Take in Order to Realize There’s Nothing Wrong with You After All
9 months ago

3 Steps to Take in Order to Realize There’s Nothing Wrong with You After All

By  •  Mindset

Having been in a bad marriage for more than 30 years, I thought I was the biggest loser on the planet. I felt I was certainly not attractive and unappealing. I was overweight. I was not good at making money, but I was good at spending them. I wasn’t sexy at all and had zero sex appeal. Read More

Don’t Give Up on Resolutions Yet: 3 Great Ways to Handle Them in 2019
10 months ago

Don’t Give Up on Resolutions Yet: 3 Great Ways to Handle Them in 2019

By  •  Mindset

If you’re someone who makes resolutions each year, I’m impressed. It just doesn’t happen for me, other than what I call the triple crown (lose weight, eat better, exercise more). Read More

You’re Never Too Old to Embrace Change and Start Over!
11 months ago

You’re Never Too Old to Embrace Change and Start Over!

By  •  Mindset

Do you feel like you keep starting over with the same goals? About this time every winter I realize that I have already given up on many of the things that I wanted to change about myself in the new year. About two weeks in! Can you believe it? Read More

Are You Afraid of Online Dating in Your 60s? Here Are 3 Ways to Take Control
1 year ago

Are You Afraid of Online Dating in Your 60s? Here Are 3 Ways to Take Control

By  •  Dating

After being single for several months, I felt it was time to get back up on the dating horse – but I was too afraid of online dating after 50.

Well, online dating is pretty much the way of the world nowadays, and if you want to meet someone single of the opposite sex, or same sex, your best chance for success is the internet. Read More

The Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy Traveling Alone
1 year ago

The Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy Traveling Alone

By  •  Travel

Over the past week and a half, I have been traveling some for business and some for pleasure. And, I traveled solo. While that’s not something that bothers me, I know so many women who don’t like to travel alone. Read More