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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 Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!
2 months ago

How Can You Tell if You’re Happy? It’s a Harder Question than it Sounds!

By  •  Mindset

Knowing that you’re in a happy state seems like a no-brainer, right? As the song goes, “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” Read More

How to Find Mental Balance in Your Life After 60
2 months ago

How to Find Mental Balance in Your Life After 60

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Leonardo Da Vinci

Mental balance is a skill controlled by our minds.

I think living a ‘balanced’ lifestyle is an art because, like art, it is a skill. Like art we create our palate. What is considered balance for one is not considered balance for all. But one thing is true, our success as creators of a balanced lifestyle is based on mind over matter. Read More

The Importance of Play in the Years After 60
2 months ago

The Importance of Play in the Years After 60

Just the other day, I was walking near a park close to our home and heard what I can only describe as the joyous squeal of a toddler who’d just gone down a slide. And I’ll always remember the look of pure joy on the face…
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5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s
2 months ago

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s

One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is my tendency to try and keep things neat and predictable. I often long for a life that requires few changes and gives me plenty of time to control my own environment. I get it that this is a pipe dream, but it’s also not what’s really best for me. Read More

Happiness: the Key to Good Health in the Years of Maturity
2 months ago

Happiness: the Key to Good Health in the Years of Maturity

By  •  Mindset

Last week I had lunch with a dear friend who later texted me, apologizing for having spent most of our time together moaning and groaning about various things going on in her life. She hoped she hadn’t been a drain on me…
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Feeling Down on Yourself in Your 60s? 3 Fantastic Things to Remember
3 months ago

Feeling Down on Yourself in Your 60s? 3 Fantastic Things to Remember

We all have guilty pleasures. But do you want to know which one is my favorite? I love watching House Hunters on HGTV! There’s nothing better to do on a lazy Sunday morning…
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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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I Choose Me! Becoming Your Own Best Advocate in the Years After 60
3 months ago

I Choose Me! Becoming Your Own Best Advocate in the Years After 60

By  •  Mindset

Being the product of an abusive father, I grew up a people pleaser. By constantly trying to please him, I learned to survive. In doing so, for years I kept lying to my inner self. We all know we should never lie to ourselves…
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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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