Being Grateful

Being grateful is one of the keys to finding positivity and happiness at any age. We all know this instinctually. But, how can we increase our gratitude? This is the question that we will answer in this section.

19 mins ago

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?

Why is it so hard to buy gifts for grandma? Perhaps it’s because, as women in our 60s, or older, we simply don’t feel like we need anything anymore. Or, maybe the traditional gifts of knitting sets, customized mugs, bath salts and jewelry simply…

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1 week 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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3 weeks ago

4 Ways to Embrace Aging Without Growing Old

I began writing this article several times. The topic: aging. What to say: a lot, not much… not sure? Finally, I turned to some women from my personal circles, all of them between the ages of 50 and 75. I caught them a bit by surprise when I broached the subject…

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4 weeks ago

I’m a Marriage and Motherhood Survivor and I’m OK

As I look back on my 65 years, to say that my life did not turn out the way I expected would be an understatement. I wonder how many of us would be honest enough to say the same. I approached both marriage and motherhood with incredible idealism…

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2 months ago

My 5-Step Guide for Dealing with Aging

I can’t remember who said that “aging is not for the weak.” And if you think about it, that’s very true. In working with hundreds of women over the age of 40, I have learned that the aging process effects every woman differently. Some gracefully slide…

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2 months ago

Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind

I’ve been singing the praises of bringing a grateful attitude into one’s life for years. If there is an award for being grateful, I’m in the running. Radical gratitude got my podcast guest, Margaret Zhao, through being an “enemy of the state” during…

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3 months ago

Growing into My Love for Gardening

I married a bona fide farm boy/nature lover. When I met Dave, he was a grad student in the biology department, and he was teaching Botany. He has always planted things. I love that he has planted trees anywhere we have lived and especially that he is…

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3 months ago

The Beauty of Long Light Evenings Around the Summer Solstice

As winter slowly turns into spring, most people turn their thoughts to warmer weather, flowers in the park and, probably, the birds and the bees. These are all good things to welcome, in my view. But what I really like in the late spring, right up to the summer solstice…

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3 months ago

Game Changers Among Meds: Birth Control Pill and Covid Vaccine

I have spent my 67 years residing in the state of Florida. I have to live with the fact my state is the punch line of late-night talk show jokes more frequently than other states. Our mythical mascot is “Florida Man” whose bizarre real-world antics personify…

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4 months ago

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses

When I taught writing, I asked my students to describe their parents by using the five senses. Gosh, does this writing exercise elicit vibrant responses! Here are some words my community college students, who ranged in age from 18 to 60, used to describe…

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