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 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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6 months ago

Let’s Shamelessly Explore the Art of Doing Nothing (VIDEO)

I am actively studying “the art of doing nothing.” It is an art. A wise friend said to me, “Do something, just sit there.” Do you know how hard it is, to do nothing? To just sit there? No reaction. No action. No thoughts. No plan. Just be. Just rest…?

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6 months ago

Lions, Cortisol and Chronic Stress: Living with your Anxious Brain

You probably already knew this, but chronic stress is bad for your health. It’s no thanks to the pandemic that many of us have given our trusty stress-management practices a backseat, replaced by even more of the cortisol-filled thoughts than before it started…

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6 months ago

7 Ways to Help Yourself Deal with Stress

Do you shove stressful feelings deep inside to deal with another day? Perhaps you bury yourself in work, or you compartmentalise stressful thoughts and lock them away in your mind? Do you behave in a destructive manner towards inanimate objects…

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7 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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7 months ago

5 Undercover Sources of Stress… and What to Do About Them!

Oftentimes our bodies can physically manifest feelings of stress and anxiety before we even realize that is what’s happening – upset stomach, headaches, increased blood pressure, tense muscles and back aches. It’s not pretty…

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7 months ago

How to Eliminate Stress and Decrease Weight Gain After 60

Previously, I discussed the effects of estrogen on your body, including subsequent weight gain. The hormone I will be discussing in this article is cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. It is a sad fact of modern day life…

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8 months ago

6 Ways Stress Affects Your Body More After 60

Stress can be an interesting phenomenon. In many ways, experiencing it throughout our day-to-day lives can be a good thing – pushing us to become more adaptable, and helping us to become more resilient…

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9 months ago

The Art of Dealing with Disappointment After 60

We all experience disappointment. Whether it’s caused by broken promises, health issues, financial distress, or by family arguments, disappointment comes visiting. We need to better handle disappointment so we can…

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10 months ago

The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s

No matter how much we take care of our responsibilities, nurture our relationships and work hard to develop a number of Plan Bs, we still occasionally find ourselves in the midst of a difficult time. Whatever the form of that struggle…

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