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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.

6 years ago

5 Ways to Build Resilience After 60

I have returned home from summer travel. The good feelings I had built up during my active vacation (two weeks of hiking in the Sierras) are being tested because I live in a valley that features the worst air quality in the nation at this moment due to the raging wild fires on the West Coast of the USA. Read More

6 years ago

How to Stop Being a Worrier, No Matter What Happens in Your Life

Are you a worrier? There are a lot of us about. Perhaps especially as we get older. Personally, I’ve been a worrier all my life. There is so much to worry about! Read More

6 years ago

Do You Worry More Now that You Are in Your 60s?

I read recently that one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s is raised levels of anxiety. After a particularly stressful month, it started to resonate with me.

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7 years ago

Switch Your Focus to Relieve Thanksgiving Stress

Ah, Thanksgiving! A time of celebration, of gratitude and family get-togethers.

For some, getting together with extended family is a joyous tradition. For others, it’s joyous only some of the time. Not all family is created equal, however. Read More

7 years ago

Get What You Want More Often with These 2 Secret Phrases

I am no stranger to problematic situations. Even as I grow older and wiser, I still get flustered. This is evidenced by my recent refrigerator delivery. Or let me restate that, my scheduled refrigerator delivery. Three and a half hours into the delivery window, no fridge had been delivered. When I called the store…

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7 years ago

10 Steps to Improve Your Life After 50 Through Deliberate Breathing

Anyone who has ever done Pilates or taken a Yoga class knows that one of the great benefits derived from those types of classes is the relaxation and sense of well-being that comes from an hour of deep, deliberate breathing. Read More

7 years ago

How to Manage Stress at Any Age: Keep Calm and Carry On!

A few years ago, we adopted a sweet Australian Shepherd puppy and named him London. London was a joy most of the time but sometimes he was a complete terror. We worked hard to train him, but from time to time, I found myself yelling. “London, come here!” “London, leave your sister alone!” “London don’t eat that!” Read More

7 years ago

How to Recharge Your Batteries by Experiencing Nature’s Beauty

I have just returned from a journey, camping in one of the remote mountain areas of Peru. It was an amazing experience that I only dreamed of, especially since I am in my 60s and didn’t think I was strong enough to make the journey. Read More

7 years ago

Tidy Up Your Home to Free Your Mind from Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are complex and have many causes. That said, while their causes are diverse, one common tread runs through both – a lack of a sense of control. When we feel out of control, we suffer.

On a practical level, we may worry about our inability to control an illness that we are facing or to manage our financial situation. We may even worry about our inability to control our own thoughts and emotions. Read More

7 years ago

5 Simple Tips for Managing Your Emotions

Being an emotional person can be both a blessing and a curse. I know this from first-hand experience. So does my family! Read More