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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.

4 days 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Should We Reveal Vulnerability and Depression to Our Children and Grandchildren?

I’d like to talk about a difficult topic, depression – and what we may be teaching our children and grandchildren about revealing vulnerability. Or not teaching them. Lots of people don’t like talking about troubling things…

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2 months ago

Aromatherapy for Stress and Anxiety Reduction

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress and anxiety have become all too familiar companions. This is particularly true for women over 50, who often find themselves juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, all while navigating the physical and emotional…

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2 months ago

7 Steps to Help You Deal with Anger After 60

Anger is natural, but when it builds up in us, it can be incapacitating, causing us to lash out at others, or lash out at ourselves and lead to depression. When anger threatens to overwhelm your day, here’s a way you can shift your mood…

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2 months ago

4 Ways to Find Your Center This Spring

Since the popularity of the modern yoga and meditation movement several decades ago, specifically the late 80s and early 90s, practitioners and gurus have focused on creating a stronger connection between the mind, body, and spirit…

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2 months ago

Wrong Place, Right Time for Life Lessons

I don’t enjoy driving, especially on crowded Florida roads during tourist season. So, I splurged on my dream car: a neon yellow Chevy Blazer which looks like a bumblebee and makes the chore of driving more fun. I confess, though, I prefer public transportation…

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2 months ago

How to Calm Yourself Down When You’re Surrounded by Other People

We’ve all been there; suddenly stressed and needing a few minutes to calm down. But it is not easy, to find “space” for a time out when you’re with a group of people. This is especially true if you don’t want those around you to realize you are in an agitated state…

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2 months ago

5 Unorthodox Ways to Relieve Stress That You May Not Have Tried

Wars, inflation, climate change… all on top of our own personal problems and challenges. No wonder we so often feel stressed! Most of us have tried the standard remedies: meditation, yoga, deep breathing, listening to music… the list goes on…

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3 months ago

What’s the Deal with Shopping Anyway?

I cannot keep my secret quiet any longer. I have suffered in silence for years. Only my closest friends know the situation and they tend to sympathise. It’s not really my fault, but I really HATE shopping. I always have. Let’s try to ‘unpack’ this little problem…

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