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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.

Make Hugs, Not War! Do You Know the Benefits of Hugging?
4 years ago

Make Hugs, Not War! Do You Know the Benefits of Hugging?

Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that can make the biggest impact in our lives. For example, have you ever thought about the benefits of hugging? Hugs can increase our happiness and reduce the stress in our lives. They can also help to reinforce our most important social bonds. So, if hugs are so important, why aren’t we getting enough of them? Read More

A Letter to Cynical, Mean and Grumpy Baby Boomers Everywhere
4 years ago

A Letter to Cynical, Mean and Grumpy Baby Boomers Everywhere

Baby boomers have a fascinating history. Like the mythical phoenix, we rose from the ashes of destruction. After the war, couples connected, married and produced an army of babies that became a counterpoint to the loss and sadness that they experienced in previous years. Read More

What’s on Your Happiness List?
4 years ago

What’s on Your Happiness List?

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to forget all of the positive things in your life and focus on the negative? Why is it that our worries spin in our heads, while thinking about what we are grateful for requires conscious effort? Read More

5 Mistakes that Stop People from Finding Happiness After 50
4 years ago

5 Mistakes that Stop People from Finding Happiness After 50

If there’s one thing that I have learned since starting Sixty and Me it’s that happiness after 50 is a choice. You can invest in your health, wealth and happiness. Or, you can let yourself go. You can build a solid foundation for the future. Or, you can accept age-related problems as inevitable. Read More

Could the Benefits of Laughter Include Stronger Friendships?
4 years ago

Could the Benefits of Laughter Include Stronger Friendships?

By now, you’re probably heard that the benefits of laughter include stress relief and an increase in positivity. Laughter therapy is even used in some hospitals to reduce pain. But, did you know that laughter may also be able to help you build stronger relationships? It’s true! Let me explain. Read More

Turning 60? It’s Time to Hit the Emotional “Reset” Button
4 years ago

Turning 60? It’s Time to Hit the Emotional “Reset” Button

Most of us arrive at our 60th birthday with our fair share of emotional battle scars and relationship bruises. Many of us have been through a divorce. Some of us have lost a loved one. Almost all of us have experienced betrayal, broken trust and dishonesty more times than we care to remember. Read More

Are the Lies You Tell Yourself Killing Your Happiness?
4 years ago

Are the Lies You Tell Yourself Killing Your Happiness?

People are wonderfully, frustratingly, mysteriously complex. Over millions of years, we have evolved to do pretty much anything to survive – and, one of our stranger powers is the power of deceit. Read More

Happiness Comes from Chasing Your Passions, Not Other People
4 years ago

Happiness Comes from Chasing Your Passions, Not Other People

There is something about human nature that makes us want to look for simple solutions to complex problems. Feeling out of shape? Join a gym. Not satisfied with your job? Quit and find a new one. Feeling a bit lonely? Just get out there and meet new people.

All of these solutions sound great, but, they are, at best, only partial solutions to our problems. Read More

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50
4 years ago

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

“Grandma, you’re weird.” That was my granddaughter’s assessment as I stepped off the train in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and planted a kiss on her cheek. As is always the case when spending time with a 5-year old, the next few days were filled with near misses, endless “whys” and unexpected tears – both the good kind the and the bad kind. Read More

Embrace Perseverance and Get More from Life After 60
4 years ago

Embrace Perseverance and Get More from Life After 60

Have you recently experienced a loss or failed at something that was important to you? Many women have been through a divorce, lost a job, been betrayed, or made a bad financial decision. Almost all of us have failed to achieve goals that we set for ourselves. This is a part of life, but, it doesn’t make the pain any easier to manage. Read More