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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.

How to Manage Pandemic Anxiety to Avoid Weight Gain and Stress
5 months ago

How to Manage Pandemic Anxiety to Avoid Weight Gain and Stress

Have you been experiencing surges of anxiety pretty much daily since the pandemic started? Or maybe you’re feeling a low level buzz of stress. Your brain may be swirling with all kinds of “what ifs” that you can’t answer…
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Assessing Your Wellness as a Caregiver (Video)
6 months ago

Assessing Your Wellness as a Caregiver (Video)

A recent study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management showed that health systems are increasingly depending on family caregivers to deliver complex care. Social isolation has added stress to those caregivers. The Journal made…
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5 Signs of Psychological Distress as a Caregiver
6 months 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!
6 months 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?
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 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!
8 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
8 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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