Finding Happiness

What are the keys to finding happiness after 60? How can we learn to be more positive in the best years of our lives? For starters, we must learn to manage our expectations. We must also put a high priority on our health and social relationships. But, this is just the beginning.

2 days ago

Emotional Freedom from Surface Level Healing

Have you ever wondered why, after healing an emotional wound from your past, you still find yourself instantly triggered by the same issue years later? If you can relate, you are not alone. In this article, and the accompanying video…

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3 days ago

Finding Happiness After 60: Following Your Bliss Is Just Doing What You Love

The phrase, “Follow your bliss,” was famously said by the author, Joseph Campbell. It seems like one of those New Age truisms that we respond to with, “Sounds nice, but who can afford to do that? Rock stars? Celebrities? Very rich people?”

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6 days ago

How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day

Several years ago, back when I was contemplating a change in careers, I did an exercise where I described my “ideal day.” My description basically reads as follows: I spend my mornings writing, followed by some other, related creative…

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1 week ago

5 Ways to Live with Joy as a Single Older Woman

I’ve been single for the last 20+ years. I got married in 1964, when I was 20 years old. I was married for 18 years (really, 15 years because that is when we separated). And then, after that, I had a relationship with a significant other for 17 years…

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2 weeks ago

Do You Still Compare Yourself with Others, Even in Your 60s?

You’d think that, after 60, we wouldn’t have a reason to compare ourselves with others. After all, we’ve already led full lives so why aren’t we comfortable in our own skin? The truth is, the comparison game is something many of us…

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3 weeks ago

How to Match Your Service Choices with Your Higher Purpose

Most people want to live happy, productive lives. One way to create a life worth living is to share your joy and passion with others, through service. Studies have shown that giving back contributes to better health. Volunteering…

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4 weeks ago

Why Slowing Down Increases the Quality of Your Life

How many times have you found yourself feeling weighed down with an unexpected life crisis that involved your health, finances, relationships, and even the state of the world? What if I said a life crisis can be avoided, stress relieved, and the overall quality…

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1 month ago

Les Petits Bonheurs: How Often Do You Indulge in Moments of Happiness After 60?

Today I enjoyed one of those rare mid-August days when the sting of summer heat and humidity have almost disappeared, and there is a hint of autumn in the air. Despite the signs of summer drawing to a close…

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1 month ago

Escaping Relationship Toxicity Unscathed and Healed

As a child (and into adulthood), I experienced abuse: sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional. Both my parents were narcissists, one more severe than the other: my mother was an alcoholic, and my father had a sex addiction. As a result, I was highly insecure…

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1 month ago

How to Live Emotionally Well with Serious Illness After 60

As a hospice volunteer, one of the many things I’ve come to understand is that everyone faces serious illness and the prospect of death differently. There’s simply no “right way” or “wrong way” to approach it…

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