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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.

How to Live Emotionally Well with Serious Illness After 60
2 days ago

How to Live Emotionally Well with Serious Illness After 60

By  •  Mindset

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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How to Be Happier by Learning to See the Good in Others
3 days ago

How to Be Happier by Learning to See the Good in Others

People who surround themselves with positivity have an easier time seeing the good in other people. The reverse is also true. People who teach themselves to see the good in others tend to be more positive and experience happiness more deeply. Seeing the good in others requires us to question our assumptions, but, it is worth the effort. Read More

How to be Happier After 60 by Abandoning Unfair Comparisons
5 days ago

How to be Happier After 60 by Abandoning Unfair Comparisons

By  •  Mindset

In today’s media obsessed culture, we are constantly bombarded by images of women who have more than us. We are told, either directly or subliminally, that these other people are more beautiful, intelligent, interesting or happier than us. Read More

Being Conscientious: A Forgotten Key to Happiness and Longevity
1 week ago

Being Conscientious: A Forgotten Key to Happiness and Longevity

By  •  Mindset

We’ve learned a lot about what improves both the quality of our lives in our senior years as well as our longevity. Healthy eating habits, exercise, and an optimistic attitude are among the front-runners according to science. ..
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Feeling Blue Is Not an Age-Related Issue – Check Your Diet! (Includes Bonus Recipe)
2 weeks ago

Feeling Blue Is Not an Age-Related Issue – Check Your Diet! (Includes Bonus Recipe)

There are certainly a number of reasons to feel down as we get older: loss of friends, loss of loved ones, loss of mobility, having to move, and so on. When you are faced with enough stressful situations for long enough…
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5 Simple Morning Rituals that Can Make You Happier and Healthier After 60
2 weeks ago

5 Simple Morning Rituals that Can Make You Happier and Healthier After 60

By  •  Mindset

By the time we reach our age, we have plenty of habits. These small rituals build up slowly over time and are seldom chosen consciously.

Take a moment to think about your “typical” weekday morning. Do you stumble out of bed and head straight for the coffee machine? Do you check your email, or Facebook, within a few minutes of getting up? Is there a certain type of cereal that you have eaten for years?

If so, maybe it’s time to develop some new morning rituals. Read More

7 Things We Can Complain About and Why We Should Choose to Be Positive Instead
2 weeks ago

7 Things We Can Complain About and Why We Should Choose to Be Positive Instead

When someone asks me how I am, I say, “I have no complaints.” No matter where I am – grocery store, bank, real estate closing table, church – my statement of having no complaints usually gets a response…

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5 Lifestyle Ideas for Boomers to Manage Expectations
2 weeks ago

5 Lifestyle Ideas for Boomers to Manage Expectations

It’s a rarity that we have time to sit down and reflect on our lives. Self-reflection is considered a luxury instead of a necessity. You rush from pillar to post and the minutes tick by until the end of the day…
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The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness
2 weeks ago

The Surprising Connection Between Health and Happiness

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, what do you see? Do your eyes dance quickly over your reflection, too quickly to settle on any one body part? Or, perhaps you pull in your stomach, hold back your hair and pause to evaluate yourself. Are you happy with what you see? Read More

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself! 8 Ways to Handle Self-Diminishing Thoughts
3 weeks ago

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself! 8 Ways to Handle Self-Diminishing Thoughts

Have you ever wondered why you are so hard on yourself at times? Have you wanted to explore something new, like joining a new group you’re interested in? Read More