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

3 months ago

5 Essential Skills for Overcoming Loneliness

So, you are starting over on a new path and you are killing it! You are happy, you are fulfilled and you are living the life you have always dreamed of living. But, no matter how much you keep telling yourself how great your new life is, you are lonely…

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11 months ago

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

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. But, let me tell you, it is not for the faint of heart, so put on your big girl…

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1 year ago

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

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.” While I am not clapping my hands, I have become aware of my happiness. I am happy. That doesn’t mean I am…

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1 year ago

Suddenly Living Alone? Here’s How to Bring Your New Life Into Focus

Whether you are starting over because your marriage ended, or because you are a widow or an empty nester, it is a time to refocus your life. And with that new focus come new possibilities. Attitude is everything. You will never find happiness if you don’t look…

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1 year ago

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

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…

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1 year ago

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

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…

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1 year ago

Are You Stuck in a Rut in Your 60s? Here’s How to Get Out

If you are stuck, it is time to get unstuck. Nothing ages a woman, in my opinion, more than being stuck in a rut, no matter what part of her life we are talking about. And we all do it. We all get caught in the trap of not staying current…

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2 years ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Brag! What Are *Your* Best Qualities?

This is going to be an article all about me. That sounds like something you really want to read, right? You get to read about Paula Harer. It is your lucky day! Read More

3 years ago

Don’t Give Up on Resolutions Yet: 3 Great Ways to Handle Them in 2020

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). I know myself and know that I will fall short, and the disappointment is more than I can manage…

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3 years ago

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

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