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How to Make Friends as an Adult

For most of our lives, our social relationships are accidental. Then, in our 60s, we find ourselves wondering how to make friends as an adult. This is not a trivial question. Having strong social ties is good for our health and happiness. Let’s explore this topic together.

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as It Takes
3 weeks ago

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as It Takes

By  •  Lifestyle

The older I get, the more clearly I see – through my new trifocals – that life really is a give and take proposition, often with equally unsatisfactory results. For example, life giveth plantar fasciitis and taketh away fashionable footwear….
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6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything
4 weeks ago

6 Powerful Ways to Communicate Without Saying Anything

By  •  Lifestyle

One of the most powerful ways to communicate with one another is through non-verbal language. Read More

The Life-Sustaining Value of Female Friendship During Covid
1 month ago

The Life-Sustaining Value of Female Friendship During Covid

For most women, friends form the basis of our well-being. Sure, our partners may be on the front line, but, particularly for women over 60, friendships have great emotional heft. They form the basis of our social life and contribute…
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We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
1 month ago

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill

As a psychotherapist and podcaster, I thought I had pretty much mastered the art of conversation. Sure, I knew I had a couple of bad habits, like interrupting and repeating myself, and I’ve had clients get confused at my multi-part questions. Read More

My Summer of Love with Martha and Mary
2 months ago

My Summer of Love with Martha and Mary

You may be familiar with the Biblical story of Martha and Mary. Mary is sitting quietly at the feet of Jesus, absorbing his wisdom, and Martha is orchestrating the events of the evening and making sure there is food on the table…
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It’s All on Me! Being Single Over 60 Doesn’t Mean You Need to Feel Overwhelmed
2 months ago

It’s All on Me! Being Single Over 60 Doesn’t Mean You Need to Feel Overwhelmed

When an acquaintance, Michael, shared with me that he had lost his job at a small law firm, it opened a new level of communication between us. We talked about his new situation and he told me he was very appreciative of having my ear. I’d see him most mornings at the dog park where our dogs played together. Read More

How Often Do You Evaluate Your Connections? Perhaps It’s Time You Get to It
2 months ago

How Often Do You Evaluate Your Connections? Perhaps It’s Time You Get to It

A gift of the Coronavirus is time for self-reflection. This was impossible in normal times; so consumed were we with work, family, household chores, volunteering, book club, working out, and general “busy-ness.” In mid-March all that came…
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Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?
2 months ago

Is Covid Changing Your Relationships?

It’s been so long since I’ve had a hug that I put my hug-o-meter in the basement next to the Christmas ornaments. Maybe by the time the holidays roll around we’ll be able to safely hug someone again. If not, I may buy one of those…
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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Caregiver’s Friend
2 months ago

Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Caregiver’s Friend

By  •  Lifestyle

When a friend mentions to you that they are now taking care of a loved one with special physical or cognitive needs, it’s easy to underestimate what this truly means. And it quite possibly marks the beginning of the end of your friendship, if you don’t tread properly. Read More

Feeling Isolated and Alone? Create an Extended Family from Scratch and Energize Your Golden Years!
3 months ago

Feeling Isolated and Alone? Create an Extended Family from Scratch and Energize Your Golden Years!

Don’t you wish you had interesting and enjoyable people to hang out with? Covid-19 has left many people feeling isolated and alone. Perhaps you were feeling disconnected even before the pandemic, wondering how to grow a network…
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