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

5 Mistakes Boomer Women Often Make on the Road to Happiness – and 3 Things You Can Do Instead

Before I made an intentional decision at the beginning of this year to wake up every day with joy, I thought about mistakes that women make on the road to happiness. I began to draw a considerable list of no-nos – thinking patterns that produce adverse…

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3 days ago

Don’t Wait for the Perfect Moment – Make Your Moments Perfect

The older I get, the more I believe the adage “happiness is an inside job.” Life doesn’t seem to generously dish up the thrills and emotional highs it once did when I was part of a greater social scene and professional community. And in talking with my woman friends…

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4 days ago

5 Ways to Reconnect with Your Most Authentic Self at 60 and Beyond

When I was growing up, I was told that women over 40 should keep their hair short and wear sensible clothing that was appropriate for a mature woman. The idea was that it wasn’t “proper” to draw attention to yourself and that you needed to act your age…

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3 weeks ago

The Only Thing We Are Too Old to Do After 50

As I’m working with women over 50 who are looking to redefine in some way, I’m often met with a version of the question, “Am I too old to _____.” It typically is phrased something like, “I’m _____ (insert age here). Do you think this would be a good time…

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3 weeks ago

Risks Worth Taking Require Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone While Honoring Your Authentic Self

If you want to accomplish your life goals, experience success in your endeavors, and enjoy a life worth living, you must be willing to step outside your comfort zone. Browse the subject online, and you will find plenty of resources on the value…

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4 weeks ago

20 Sure Ways to Wake Up Feeling Positive

Have you ever spent a night in fitful sleep, had disturbing dreams or just awakened at 3 am with a mind so active you had to take a sleeping pill? Or are those just redundant questions? As I’ve gotten older, now in my mid 70s, I’ve noticed that it’s darn…

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4 weeks ago

5 Steps to Free Yourself from Drama After 50

There are two sides to every story, and three sides to every drama. Those three sides are what David Emerald, author of The Power of TED* calls DDT, the Dreaded Drama Triangle. Language is powerful. Most of what we communicate…

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1 month ago

Consider Forgiveness for a More Peaceful Life After 60

It’s hard to get to retirement age without having been wronged or hurt at some time in our life. No matter the infraction, some individuals can forgive easily and move on with their life. But there are others of us who continue to hold a grudge…

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1 month ago

I Love My Body – Exploring the Power of Positive Affirmations

I love my body – really? Be honest, have you ever said that to yourself? Or is it more typical of you to say, “I hate my body,” or “I hate my thighs,” or “My breasts sag”? We lament the fact that we are not “perfect.” What would happen if you changed…

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1 month ago

How to Age Gracefully When You Are Highly Self-Critical (Find Out if You’re a Perfectionist)

According to the late Mr. Bowie, the process of graceful aging brings one to become their authentic self. Have you been your authentic self? Since we are all in this together, I’ll volunteer that I have been too concerned about the assessments of others…

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