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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.

26 Surprising Habits of Happy Older Women (#18 Might Catch You Unprepared)
3 days ago

26 Surprising Habits of Happy Older Women (#18 Might Catch You Unprepared)

The beauty of aging is that we get to take time to reflect on who we are and what we want out of the rest of our life. It can be a time when our lives blossom. Here are some observations from the many conversations I have…
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3 Essential Elements of Getting What You Want in Your 60s
1 week ago

3 Essential Elements of Getting What You Want in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

When we reach our 60s, several things happen. Physically, our bodies start to betray us. Mentally, we begin to assess all that we have or haven’t done. Emotionally, depending upon our situation, we may feel vulnerable. Spiritually…
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Why It Is Important to Show Your Gratitude – the Benefits of Grateful Living
2 weeks ago

Why It Is Important to Show Your Gratitude – the Benefits of Grateful Living

Kristi Nelson is the executive director of a Network for Grateful Living. I was particularly interested in the topic of gratitude because – of all the traits I observe in older adults living a quality life – that one consistently rises to the top…
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Living Well Despite Adversity Depends on These 3 Skills
2 weeks ago

Living Well Despite Adversity Depends on These 3 Skills

A common belief is that our happiness and wellbeing are in direct proportion to our circumstances. When things are going well, we’re happy. When problems or challenges enter in, we’re miserable…
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Start Planning Now for the Best 2021 Feelgood Moments
2 weeks ago

Start Planning Now for the Best 2021 Feelgood Moments

We hear so much today about ‘living your best life’ that, without the benefit of age and wisdom, it would be easy to imagine that everyone around us was managing to do exactly that. In fact, the clue in the phrase is in the word ‘your’…
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The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60
4 weeks ago

The 3 A’s of Living a Life of Joy After 60

It took me quite some time to pluck up the courage and try internet dating after my husband died. At first, even the thought of it was horrifying, and my first visit to a dating site ended after just a minute or so. Read More

Yes, You Can and Should Fall in Love with Yourself! (VIDEO)
1 month ago

Yes, You Can and Should Fall in Love with Yourself! (VIDEO)

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I like the crisp air and the happy red apples beaming from baskets next to orange pumpkins. At the first snap of cold air, my ancient baking gene kicks on, and I start up making cornbread and cobblers…
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How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day
1 month ago

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

By  •  Mindset

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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5 Ways to Live with Joy as a Single Older Woman
1 month 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. Doing the math, I was in a relationship for 32 years and single for 45 years. Read More

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

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

By  •  Mindset

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?” Read More