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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 Become a Heart Listener and Get More from Life After 60
4 years ago

How to Become a Heart Listener and Get More from Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

I think we all have the capacity to know what is best for us and to listen to our own inner wisdom. I call this listening to our own inner wisdom “heart listening.”

Many of us are out of practice. We spend a lot of our time overriding our hearts and letting our minds lead. We push our bodies beyond the point of exhaustion because this is what we think we should do. Read More

Hopscotch and the Art of Making Friends as an Older Adult
4 years ago

Hopscotch and the Art of Making Friends as an Older Adult

Hopscotch. We played the game every day after school. We played it on the sidewalks and in the playgrounds outside the eighteen-floor brick building that was our home in Brooklyn, New York. We played as a way to hang out with each other. We were friends. We were friends because we were the same age and lived a floor from each other.

How do we hang out with our friends as adults? Read More

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
4 years ago

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt

Why do so many women, often at about 50 years of age, lose the ability to say “no” without making excuses or providing an explanation? Are we so indoctrinated with the belief that our purpose is to serve others? Do we not understand that unless we serve ourselves first, we lose the ability to serve others? Read More

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60
4 years ago

The Art of Finding Wisdom and Becoming a Hero After 60

By  •  Mindset

You’d think that with increasing age would come increasing misery. After all, isn’t that what TV ads and the like would have us believe?

Depression, anxiety, fear, insecurity and not to mention the worry of cognitive decline, debilitating physical changes. We are bombarded with these gloomy messages almost daily. Read More

How to Spice Up Your Life After 60 with Fun Celebrations
4 years ago

How to Spice Up Your Life After 60 with Fun Celebrations

Doing dress-ups as a child, I could visualize all kinds of gala costumes. Dresses, accessories and textures that would befit the most beautiful expressions of the wishful designs.

In my imagination there were many special events to attend in those fabulous creations. These were events that only I could see. Read More

7 Ways to Find Joy and Live a Happy Life After 60
4 years ago

7 Ways to Find Joy and Live a Happy Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

This week with a heavy heart and huge appreciation I bade farewell to a very dear friend. She had been the epitome of happy thinking and contented living. Her childlike joy was spread like confetti wherever she went. Read More

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60
4 years ago

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60

By  •  Mindset

“I said I’d take a dog, but I’m not sure I want that one.” “He’s a real sweetheart,” Brittany, a staff member, assured me. He was big with the smushed-in face of a bulldog, but the height of a boxer. He had a barrel chest, and his front legs were shorter than the back ones making his back bow in the middle. Truth is I was a little afraid of him. Read More

What is a Gladlift and How Can It Make You Feel 30 Years Younger?
4 years ago

What is a Gladlift and How Can It Make You Feel 30 Years Younger?

He is tall. 6’4”. I am short. 5’2”. As his mother, I sometimes wonder, when I look at his big feet, how he ever grew to be such a giant when he was born a preemie, 35 years ago. Read More

How to Remain Positive in a Hostile World
4 years ago

How to Remain Positive in a Hostile World

By  •  Mindset

The news alert flashed on my cell phone as I was caring for my young granddaughters. There had been another mass shooting, this time in Florida. I quickly read the horrible details and immediately thought of my grandchildren.

What kind of world would they have in 20 years? Read More

Single Over 60? Here’s How to Be Happy in a World of Couples (Video)
4 years ago

Single Over 60? Here’s How to Be Happy in a World of Couples (Video)

Are you single over 60? I am. If I’m honest, there are times when I love being without a man in my life. Without commitments, I am free to travel and world and explore my passions. Read More