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  • The Truth

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    “I write to tell myself the truth” – Julia Cameron I have been an avid journal keeper since my mid-twenties. I have written hundreds – thousands of pages – processing everything from everyday events to the meaning and purpose of life. Writing helped me understand myself and the world around me. Then, about a year… Read more

  • 4 Steps to Get to Where You Want to Go

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    This blog post is based on an art therapy exercise I used to do with women’s groups when I was a therapist. So, if you are so inclined, feel free to get out some paper and draw your answers – and yes, stick figures are fine! You could also journal your answers, or just talk… Read more

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    Feeling Invisible?

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    The great thing about getting older is you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. – Madeleine L’Engle It seems that the farther we get into our sixties, the greater the temptation to become invisible. Society certainly plays a huge role in that as it continues to value youth over wisdom and age. Just… Read more

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    Heart Breathing Meditation

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    I know meditation is mentioned in a lot of my posts but today I want to talk about a specific type of meditation – Heart Breathing Meditation. It is a very simple technique that can be done anytime and anywhere. In fact, I did it for a minute as I was starting this post because… Read more

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    Pandemic “Laziness”

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    If all you can do is get out of bed and brush your teeth, consider that ok. – Ashley McGirt, licensed mental health therapist This pandemic has been a tremendous physical, emotional and spiritual drain. Nothing about life has been normal for a year now. The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives causing… Read more

  • How to Stop Worrying

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    Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. – Mark Twain With all the uncertainties around us, it can be hard to stay grounded. If our minds gets stuck in a worry loop, it can be hard to find balance. We may even believe worrying will help avoid bad things from happening – if… Read more

  • The Benefits of Laughter

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    You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.  George Bernard Shaw Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? Whether it’s by yourself or with a friend, a good laugh is uplifting. But did you know that there are more benefits of laughter? It has positive physical and emotional benefits… Read more

  • Seven Steps to Finding Life Purpose After 60

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    “After 60, people begin to search for meaning in life all over again.” Awais Aftab And why do we start to search for meaning in life again after 60? Is that something you are searching for? At this point in life, the kids are probably grown, you may be retired or considering retirement, so what… Read more

  • How To Get Happy

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    “I have chosen to be happy; it is good for my health.”  Voltaire This post was originally going to be called happiness after 60. I had some thoughts and had done some research but I was having a really hard time getting this post to come together and was feeling pretty frustrated. Then it occurred… Read more

  • Can We Stop and Reverse the Aging Process?

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    “ Your body will absolutely follow the rhythm of your mind” – Abraham-Hicks According to the National Science Foundation, we have 12-60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive. I have also seen studies that suggest we only have 6,000 thoughts per day. Either way, we. are having thousands of… Read more

  • 5 Keys to Happiness After 60

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    “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln I believe happiness is a state of being. Sure, things are going to happen that make us unhappy, but once we have the skills, we can come back to that state of happiness which often leads to a longer,… Read more

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