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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 Important Is Quiet (Introversion) in Today’s Noisy World?
3 months ago

How Important Is Quiet (Introversion) in Today’s Noisy World?

I recently came across a cartoon in an email that made me laugh out loud. But it wasn’t a standard punch line or funny character or comment that triggered my laughter. I was laughing…
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Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?
3 months ago

Revisiting Playfulness: Do We Get Old When We Stop Playing?

By  •  Mindset

The four Indonesian boys, all small but ranging in age from 12 to 14, led us along a tree-lined path. The fenceposts to either side of us as we left the island village were sprouting trees, a testament to the proliferating growth and superb soil of these many islands. Read More

Uplift Your Spirit and Sing Your Way to Health and Joy in the Years Beyond 60
3 months ago

Uplift Your Spirit and Sing Your Way to Health and Joy in the Years Beyond 60

I think many of us harbor a secret dream about singing onstage with a rock band. I had this dream fulfilled last week when my choir director, Leah Hokanson, gave us the opportunity to sing with her backup band…
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Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?
3 months ago

Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?

By  •  Mindset

In past blogs I’ve written about the recognizable pattern to behavior change including five stages: pre-contemplation (I’m not even thinking about changing a behavior)…

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5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond
3 months ago

5 Secrets to Living Happily Ever After in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond

By  •  Mindset

Secrets are tantalizing. And to think I finally cracked the code on the secret to living happily ever after. Read More

Confidence Is Sexy! 5 Steps to Help You Feel More Confident Beyond 60
3 months ago

Confidence Is Sexy! 5 Steps to Help You Feel More Confident Beyond 60

By  •  Mindset

As a single woman over 60, I am keenly aware that it’s often tough to feel confident. I sometimes feel like I have to put on my boxing gloves to get out there and stay relevant. After all, we live in a world that equates beauty and talent with youth. Read More

How Accepting Hardships Helps Us Grow Wiser in the Years After 60
3 months ago

How Accepting Hardships Helps Us Grow Wiser in the Years After 60

By  •  Mindset

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really get the concept of acceptance until I hit 59. At that point, I could finally see that my senior years were inevitable. I wasn’t thrilled, but I was willing to put up with them. Mainly because I had no choice…
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Stop Being So Hard on Yourself! 8 Ways to Handle Self-Diminishing Thoughts
3 months ago

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself! 8 Ways to Handle Self-Diminishing Thoughts

Have you ever wondered why you are so hard on yourself at times? Have you wanted to explore something new, like joining a new group you’re interested in? Read More

Why the Fear of Getting Hurt Can Stop You from Finding Happiness
3 months ago

Why the Fear of Getting Hurt Can Stop You from Finding Happiness

Hands up from all the women in our community who never made a mistake. If we were in a room together, I can guarantee that no-one would be waving. Ok, maybe there would be one “class clown,” waving her hand, but, anyone who took the request seriously, would be sitting still. Read More

7 Things We Can Complain About and Why We Should Choose to Be Positive Instead
4 months ago

7 Things We Can Complain About and Why We Should Choose to Be Positive Instead

My life mission statement includes living on purpose, so to just mindlessly respond to someone with a “fine” doesn’t seem intentional. I settled for “no complaints” as a purposeful response to the frequent question…
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