Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn't make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you're dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We're here to help.

4 days ago

Dealing with the Death of a Spouse – Should We Mourn Forever?

I write often about grieving and the feelings one can experience when they are in the throes of it. Many in the beginning feel that the pain is now so much a part of them that to give it up would somehow be a betrayal to the lost spouse…

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1 week ago

Do You Give Yourself Permission to Live?

It’s likely that by your sixth decade, you’ve experienced at least one life event that shook you to the core. It was perhaps significant enough to divide life into two parts: the before and the after. It sent you reeling. Perhaps you’ve lost a spouse…

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2 weeks ago

Dealing with Fear After Falling Face Forward on the Pavement

On a recent brisk walk with my husband, I fell face forward on the pavement. Nothing tripped me or could be blamed for this fall, but I went down. My hands and hip took the brunt of the fall, but thankfully nothing was broken or seriously hurt…

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3 weeks ago

Overcoming Your Fears Requires You to See Through Their Lies

Many articles written for Sixty and Me are about the things we fear as we age. Losing our looks. Losing our partner. Losing our health. Losing our money. Losing our independence. Losing our friends. Losing our mind. Losing our interest in life…

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1 month ago

Shattered Dreams: Picking Up the Pieces After Loss

There are many things I thought I’d be doing at 62 – though one of them was not living to be 62. No, there wasn’t a family illness or a death wish involved; I just couldn’t comprehend, at 30, what I’d be doing at twice that age.

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1 month ago

How to Deal with Having an Estranged Adult Child

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. It was filled with both blessings and pain. Mothering is like that. Not too long ago, one of my children was estranged from me. It was not how I envisioned a relationship with an adult child. Even the word “estranged”…

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1 month ago

Rage or Tranquility: Thoughts on How We Die

Those of you in your 60s may not think about dying all that much. It feels a long way away – unless you have some life-threatening disease or are closely involved with someone who does.

It’s the kind of thought we easily put away for another…

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2 months ago

Navigating Grief in Our Bodies

As we age, we are more exposed to death, loss, grief, and mourning. We feel our losses deeply and we seek some kind of accessible comfort through our tears. Those tears form our river of grief.

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2 months ago

Coping with Anxiety, Distress, Depression Caused by a Life-limiting Disease or Chronic Condition

Being diagnosed with a disease or condition that could change your life (and those close to you), often sends you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Usually, shock is the first hit along with fear and bewilderment…

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2 months ago

Have Any Fears? The Journey of Slaying My Dragon

I am usually a very reasonable person. I taught mathematics, for heaven’s sake, and that is the most logical science in the world! But I was afraid. It was such an irrational fear that I was embarrassed to admit it…

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