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.

5 years ago

Does Happiness Come from Helping Others?

Can helping others really make you happier?

Let’s explore this concept together. Like so many things in life, happiness is a matter of perspective. When you are feeling anxious, or even a little depressed, it’s easy to get caught up in your own emotions. The more you think about your situation, the darker your thoughts tend to get, until moving forward seems impossible. Read More

5 years ago

Could Unplugging from Social Media Be a Path to Happiness After 60?

“I’ve noticed the more reactive I feel, the more miserable I am. Social media is just jet fuel for reactivity.” – Tim Ferriss (author of The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans) Read More

5 years ago

Why Finding a Sense of Purpose May be the Secret to Happiness after 60

One common thread that I have seen as I talk with the women in our Sixty and Me communitiy is that life after 60 is a time of personal reflection. This doesn’t mean that baby boomers are ready to “age gracefully.” Far from it! It simply means that life after 60 is filled with questions, some philosophical and some practical: Read More

5 years ago

How to Avoid Turning Into a “Grumpy Old Woman”

One of the stereotypes about aging is that people tend to get more conservative and unfriendly in their later years.

We’ve all seen movies where old people sit on their porches, complaining that “kids today just don’t get it.” Usually, these aren’t the kind of folks that you would like to invite over to your place for a beer. Read More

5 years ago

Is Your Long Memory Making You Unhappy?

One of the best things about being over 60 is that you finally have some perspective on how the world really works.

When it comes to relationships, love, money and health, you have decades of experience to draw on. For the most part, this is a great thing. After all, as George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Read More

5 years ago

Turning 60? It’s Time to Change Your Mindset from “I’m Not Perfect” to “I’m Good Enough”

I recently wrote an article on the secret of being fearless in your 60s. It covered the things that older women worry about.

In the comments, women shared their fears about not having enough time left, not having enough money, not being beautiful enough, not having enough talent, not feeling good enough – just not BEING enough.
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5 years ago

4 Avenues to Optimism as a Woman Over 60

Life is sweet when you are optimistic. Nothing is impossible. It’s easy street, and the best is yet to come! Facing every day with confidence, buoyancy and a positive attitude – that’s optimism, and we all wish we had it, all the time! Read More

5 years ago

5 Subtle Habits to Embrace this Year if You Want to Find Happiness

I’m on a happiness kick as 2017 begins. As intuitive and intelligent people, you know that happiness is a choice. And you undoubtedly get up every day and make a choice to be happy throughout your day.

But some days you just can’t turn on that happiness light. The button is stuck in the off mode. Read More

5 years ago

GET GLAD: Your Practical Guide to a Happier Life After 60

In this holiday season, many people find themselves happier than usual, but some do not.

Their expectations are not met because the past seems better than the present. It’s good to be reminded how to get back on track, how to get happier.

Harry Hoover’s little book, GET GLAD, is indeed a “practical guide to a happier life.” Read More

5 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