Reducing Stress

Many of us think of stress as a minor annoyance. It is something that feels inevitable. In reality, reducing stress is not only possible - it is essential to health and happiness after 60.

3 weeks ago

Dealing with Adversity? Here’s Some Good News to Remember

Life happens. We deal with a lot of unexpected and unwanted events throughout the years. These include the end of an important relationship, death of a loved one, health or financial challenges, trouble with our family or losing…

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4 weeks ago

Is Grounding a Natural Way to Improve Health in Our 60s?

Why do we feel such a sense of peace near the ocean? Walking barefoot in the sand, listening to the waves strike the shore, sometimes crashing, other times lapping, often leads one to a place of tranquility and inner joy…

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1 month ago

Take a Deep Breath: Switch Your Focus, Reduce Your Stress

There was a time – not that long ago, really – when my Dad’s day started with reading the newspaper. The one that got tossed on the front lawn bright and early every morning. After work, he would catch up with the day’s events by watching the evening news…

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2 months ago

Slowing Down Our Hectic Minds – How Do We Do It?

We are all busy busy busy these days. Even those of us now of retirement age seem to find ourselves with little time to spare. Some of us are still working, some are active volunteers and some have family members who need looking after…

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3 months ago

The Power of the Word “No” for Women Over 50

For myself and so many of the women in my community, the most verbalized barrier that stands in our way is a perceived lack of time in each day. Many of us are still working. We are often caring for our own aging parents and helping with grandchildren…

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3 months ago

How to Have a Less Stressful Summer

Summer stress! I know that summer is supposed to be easy, fun, relaxing. But if you’re like me, you continue to pack your schedule. We published a story almost 10 years ago that is my go-to stress reliever, and it really works. It’s by April Knight, who tells us…

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3 months ago

A Simple Way to Deal with Stress – Whether You’re 35 or 90

Stress: is there any feeling that’s better at finding a way in, no matter where you are or what you’re doing? As human conditions go, it’s like the sand that somehow gets into everything at your otherwise-perfect beach picnic. If only, like that sand…

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3 months ago

Finding Peace After 60: How to Teach Your Monkey Brain to Be Quiet

Monkey Brain. I don’t know where I first heard that phrase, but I envision a half dozen monkeys jumping up and down, swinging from tree to tree and chattering and screaming at each other…

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4 months ago

Does Stress Cause Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is long-term pain, lasting more than six months, for which there is no cure. How long-term pain affects people’s lives can be very complicated. But the essence of chronic pain is quite simple – pain, long-term, no cure…

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4 months ago

I Feel Sad and Blue – Should I Be Worried?

Everyone experiences feelings of sadness and being overwhelmed at times. And let’s not forget about the healthy response called anger! But I wondered about the whole spectrum of normal reactions to what life throws at us over a life time…

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