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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.

7 years ago

How Small Talk Can Help You to Find Happiness After 60

Do you ever feel lonely, even though you are surrounded by people? Have you found it harder than you expected to find happiness after 60?

Things were much simpler a few thousand years ago. In a small tribe, everyone knows each other intimately. In a village, no man is an island and everyone understands his or her role. Read More

7 years ago

5 Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

Happy International Day of Happiness everyone! Today is an opportunity to celebrate one of the most basic, and important, human emotions – happiness.

To help you get your day off to a great start, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things that you can do to boost your positivity. We hope you enjoy them. Read More

7 years ago

Get the Most from Life After 60 by Valuing Achievement and Not Luck

If you ask most people what they need to get more from life after 60, they will tell you that they need more money. But, is this really true? Or, do we just have a tendency to believe that money will solve all of our problems? Read More

7 years ago

Find Happiness by Seeing the Big Picture Behind Your Small Steps

Want to find happiness? Learn to recognize the importance of each positive step that you take.

Think about it. How many times have you talked yourself out of taking a small step towards a healthier and happier life? Have you ever asked yourself, “Does it really make a difference if I go to the gym today?” or “Is one slice of chocolate cake really going to hurt me?” Read More

7 years ago

True Happiness After 60 Requires You to Risk Getting Hurt

Like many women over 60, I have had my share of disappointments and other painful experiences. I’ve been robbed, had my heart broken, lost friends to cancer and experienced discrimination. I’m sure that almost everyone reading this could say the same. Read More

7 years ago

4 Ways Empty Nesters Can Live Full Lives

By the time we reach our 60s, we have had the house to ourselves for a while. But, this doesn’t mean that we have recovered from being empty nesters.

While the emotional sting of watching our kids leave the house and start their own lives fades quickly, the process of reinventing ourselves and finding meaning in our lives is much slower. Read More

7 years ago

Baby Boomers Are Out of Touch with Nature – and It’s Making Us Unhappy

Have you lost touch with nature?

If you are like most people over 60, who spend 90% of their time indoors, the answer is almost certainly “yes”. Is it any surprise that we feel anxious and worn out when our environments are so different than what our bodies and minds were designed for?

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7 years ago

Happiness After 60 Requires Finding the Right Balance Between Caring for Others and Yourself

Our generation is often criticized – unfairly, in my opinion – for being overly self-centered and selfish.

The truth is that we baby boomers have spent our entire lives thinking about the needs of others. We raised families. We fought for women’s rights. We stood up against perceived injustices. In short, we cared about making the world a better place. Read More

7 years ago

Are Everyday Stresses Preventing You from Finding Happiness in Your 60s?

There is a powerful song by David Bowie, called “Under Pressure.” In the song, he sings about those days “when it never rains, but pours.”

What David captures so eloquently is the fact that stress has the potential to overwhelm our defenses and make us feel out of control. When our minds are consumed with worry and stress, positivity becomes a distant dream. Our negative thoughts feed on each other and grow stronger with every cycle. Read More

7 years ago

Baby Boomers Are More Depressed than Other Generations – It’s Time to Fight Back!

Life after 60 is a time of transitions. Our kids have left the home. After decades climbing the corporate ladder, many of us are finding our careers grinding to a halt. Silver divorces are on the rise as many baby boomers re-evaluate their relationships. Read More