Inspiration

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to get more from life after 60. Let's explore the lives and stories of inspirational women who have changed the world.

3 days ago

Ever Heard of a “Mondegreen”?

When I am driving, I like to listen to the radio and, if I am alone, that is the one place that I feel safe singing along. (If you can call what I do singing!) I belt out the words at the top of my lungs! I am embarrassed to say that I frequently misquote the actual lyrics…

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4 days ago

Knowing Myself Series – Part 3: Time Takes Time (Including the Bucket List)

I’m always in a rush to get things done. Run the errands, finish a project, clean up after a meal. Rushing has not served me well. I have accidents. I miss information. I am still not settled, nor at peace…

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1 week ago

Learning to Brush Off the Arrows and Set an Example

We’ve lived six decades plus to know we can’t escape unexpected surprises, good and bad. Several weeks ago, I wrote some thoughts about a phenomenon I’ve witnessed throughout my 40 years in behavioral health. I embedded a familiar story…

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1 week ago

Personality Tests: Time to Get Personal!

Personality tests are just plain fun for some of us! We like learning about what makes us tick. By design, these tests reveal character traits in a variety of settings. They are a means to identify one’s emotional makeup, motivators, preferences, and interests…

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2 weeks ago

Childhood Fears Still Holding You Back? It’s Never Too Late to Overcome Them!

Was there something you really, really wanted to do when you were younger, but you walked away from it because you didn’t think you could do it? I loved to write. I mean, I loved it. I kept diaries, I had literally dozens of pen pals all over the world…

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2 weeks ago

Why It’s Important That We Set the Example

The example we set teaches our kids and our kids’ kids how to live late in life. To my mind, it’s an enormous and unbelievable responsibility which offers all kinds of opportunities for us to grow into the wise women we were always…

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2 weeks ago

Why Daydreaming Is the Most Wonderful Way to Waste Time

Shirley Valentine is the story of a middle-aged woman who talks to herself, or the wall, as she considers her life. When I watched it, I had to pause and repeat a section to capture this intriguing quote: The sky is always there as long as the wind is fair…

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2 weeks ago

5 Questions About Your Past That Can Give Your Future More Purpose

Having a sense of purpose, calling or mission is a powerful motivator. It is also key to having a longer, more fulfilling life. At times, however, that sense of calling or purpose may feel elusive. You may not be able to see it as you look forward…

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2 weeks ago

Why You Should Indulge in Those Little Luxuries

If you’re like me, you’ve spent most of your life doing for others, whether that was your family, your job, or your friends. You probably put yourself at the bottom of your to-do list way too often. And I bet you save the nice things for other people…

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2 weeks ago

Decorate Your Home to Vanquish the After-Christmas Blues

There is a paradox of relief and sadness when you accept that the holidays are finished. Gone is the sense of magic that permeated your home, the lights, the scent, the warmth, and the promise; all your efforts created joy and excitement…

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