Mindset

Are you interested in finding happiness? Do you think being grateful is important? You've come to the right place! Let's give you the inspiration you need to get the most from life after 60.

2 weeks ago

Why People Are Difficult and What to Do About It

Think about the person who frustrates you the most. Perhaps it’s a family member, colleague, neighbor, or friend. Maybe you find yourself thinking, They just don’t seem to get it, or their behavior is completely unacceptable. Wouldn’t it be nice…

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2 weeks ago

How Do We Know This Is the New Normal?

It has been almost a year and a half since Covid turned our lives upside down. The “new normal” has been a term tossed about often ever since this pandemic began. It is a term to make our situation seem more permanent. It helps to alleviate our anxiety…

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2 weeks ago

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?

A group of older women are talking. One, age 64, suggests she is beginning to feel old. Her friend, age 68, says, “No, not me – I’m not old, I’m even working part-time.” Their friend, age 75, says, “No, me neither. I feel full of energy.” What is going on?

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2 weeks ago

How to Cope with the Suicide of a Loved One

Although suicide isn’t a subject most of us like to talk about, the fact is that September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is an issue that has been occupying my mind for more than five decades. It all began when I was 10 years old…

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2 weeks ago

A 21-Day Journey to Unlock the Power of Gratitude

How often have you wondered what your life would look and feel like if you could magically bottle up a moment’s worth of joy and fulfillment to experience all the time? Some will say this is not possible. What if it is? In my personal life experiences, coupled with over a decade of research into […]

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2 weeks ago

Are You Old Enough to Know Better?

A friend who is 10 years younger than me and I have a running joke. Her mother sometimes disapproves of our joint outdoor adventures, so she will frequently say, “Mary Lou is old enough to know better,” all in a joking way. Recently, I arrived at a rural venue…

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3 weeks ago

“So, What Do You Do All Day?” Retirement Question #1

Many retired women tell me they get asked this question. The reaction to it can be a negative one. I have heard comments like, “Well, they wouldn’t ask me that if I were still working!” One of the most common responses I hear is, “Whatever I want!”

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3 weeks ago

You Don’t Need a Facelift – But, Your Concept of Midlife Certainly Does!

Once we pass 45 or 50, it often feels like the beginning of a slippery slope towards decline. Birthday cards telegraph that the best part of life is behind you. Anti-aging products are targeted at you. Articles point out how out of touch you’ve become…

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3 weeks ago

3 Reasons Independence in Retirement Takes More Than Just Money

Financial independence is everyone’s goal as they approach retirement. But if you’re financially secure, is that enough to ensure you can enjoy your golden years? Sadly, very few of us consider what action we have to consciously take to ensure the vision for our…

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3 weeks ago

How to Find the Right Exercise You Love

By now, it is common knowledge that exercise is not only how to keep our bodies fit and healthy, but also how to keep our brains in good shape, especially as we move forward into our 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. Study after study confirm that physical…

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