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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.

5 Signs of Psychological Distress as a Caregiver
2 days ago

5 Signs of Psychological Distress as a Caregiver

By  •  Caregiving

Khloe Kardashian may not immediately come to mind when you think of a caregiver. Yet, when her estranged husband had an unexpected life-threatening health crisis she became his full-time caregiver. Like many caregivers, Khloe dropped everything and literally did not leave his side for weeks. Read More

Need an Easy, Available, and Affordable Stress Reliever? Turn to Your Ears!
1 week ago

Need an Easy, Available, and Affordable Stress Reliever? Turn to Your Ears!

These are challenging times, and we all are seeking ways to relieve our stress. This is especially true for those of us over 60, since our risk of serious coronavirus repercussions is very high. The pandemic has caused us stress at the local, national, and…
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Is Grounding a Natural Way to Improve Health in Our 60s?
3 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. Read More

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

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

By  •  Mindset

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 our way in life. Read More

Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You
1 month ago

Learn to De-stress Over Covid-19 by Making Personal Choices That Work for You

A dear friend called me yesterday, distressed: “What am I supposed to do? Some people are wandering around town without masks, eating at outdoor patios with less than three feet between them. Isn’t that horribly dangerous?
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Peace Starts at Home with a Healthy Body and Mind
2 months ago

Peace Starts at Home with a Healthy Body and Mind

After I feel sadness, anger, and overwhelm, I usually come back to this question: “How can I be of service?” Globally, we are living through the pandemic. In the United States, we are witnessing or participating in a movement for more equality and justice…
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Not All Retirement Stress is Bad – So, Throw Some Piranhas in the Fish Tank!
2 months ago

Not All Retirement Stress is Bad – So, Throw Some Piranhas in the Fish Tank!

By  •  Mindset

Almost all of us want to reduce the stress in our lives as we enter retirement. After decades of screaming kids, performance reviews, road rage and social pressure, we are finally ready to relax and take it easy a bit…
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Stop, Drop, and Breathe: How to Turn the Tables on Relentless Stress
2 months ago

Stop, Drop, and Breathe: How to Turn the Tables on Relentless Stress

There’s a slogan we’ve been told to remember if our clothes catch on fire: Stop, Drop, and Roll. Running does not put out the fire. In fact, it does the opposite; it adds oxygen. By running, you’re literally ‘fanning the flames!’
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Are We Selfish for Having the Occasional Pity Party During Pandemic Times?
2 months ago

Are We Selfish for Having the Occasional Pity Party During Pandemic Times?

By  •  Mindset

A couple of weeks ago we did a drive by for my grandson’s seventh birthday. It was the second grandchild birthday that I’ve had to miss due to the Covid pandemic…
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How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal
3 months ago

How Do You Battle Obsession After 60? My Sweet Tooth Closed the Deal

You know what I’m talking about. You walk into an office and there, on the receptionist’s desk, sits that innocent bowl of candy tempting you. Not one of those bowls with unwrapped morsels and a scoop. I won’t touch them. Who knows what grubby little fingers have been in there? Read More