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.

2 weeks ago

5 Guideposts for Developing Patience and Reducing Stress After 60

Decades ago, I decided that it would be my major intention in life to develop more patience. As a result, I am always mindful of my pre-disposition to lose patience with people, places, things, and most of all, grocery store check-out lines…

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2 months ago

5 Signs of Psychological Distress as a Caregiver

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…

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2 months ago

Head in the Sand Coping Strategy to Fight Overload

Have you ever taken a cue from the ostrich to bury your head in the sand? Today that’s exactly what I’m doing. No TV news, no phone news feed alerting me of the political scene that is such a quagmire, no discussion with others on the latest atrocity…

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3 months ago

Sensational at 60 or Surviving at 60?

One recurring theme I discuss with many of my patients is the seriousness and/or deadliness of stress on the human body. Today stress has never been more prevalent and widespread since going through and coming out of a Global Pandemic…

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4 months ago

Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics

We throw around the term ‘emotional eating’ a lot. Sometimes we even act like it is some kind of affliction that we contracted or is part of our personality. We say things like, “I have always been an emotional eater” or “I always eat when I am ____,” filling in the blank…

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4 months ago

Your Third Chakra and Aging: Manipura and Growing Younger Gracefully

The seven Chakras provide us with a wonderful road map for how to age gracefully. Each chakra is reflective of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state of being. We can shift what might be out of alignment with breath, presence, awareness…

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4 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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4 months ago

Why You Need to Figure Out Your #1 Self-Care Habit (and Stick to It)

Finding time for self-care can be tricky. We may still be self-isolating, but for many of us, life is as busy as it’s ever been. We’re working, taking care of family members, babysitting grandkids via Skype, not to mention worrying ourselves silly about the pandemic…

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4 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 – any 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 those.

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4 months ago

Painting Away the Pounds? How Creativity Reduces Stress

I have been thinking a lot about the weight gain many people have encountered this past year. I myself fell into some bad habits, gained a few pandemic pounds for a variety of reasons, and had to re-group. The most common cause of weight gain…

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