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Entering your 60s can be overwhelming when it comes to feeling that your body, particularly your eyes, are not functioning to their best capacity. You imagine all sorts of imaginary issues, talk about cataract surgery, and then put it aside for another time.. Yet, underneath the attempt to age well, there resides an underlying fear […]

5 Mistakes Women Make on the Road to Happiness

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Before I made an intentional decision at the beginning of this year to wake up every day with joy, I thought about 5 mistakes that women make on the road to happiness. I began to draw a considerable list of no-nos – thinking patterns that produce adverse effects on the unconscious mind and reflect negatively in the […]

3 Strategies for Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

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I just returned from a three-week trip to northern Spain and Portugal. Every day, every minute, I was living outside my comfort zone. Granted, I was having a fabulous time, given that I was encountering new people, places and things, learning about new cultures, food, and different ways of living life.  Yet, it took me […]

5 Powerful Rituals of Mentally Strong People

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It is a myth that you are born with characteristics that make you mentally strong throughout your life. The truth is, you can develop mental strength with practice, fortitude, and intention as you grow and develop your personality.  In a previous blog for Sixty and Me, I suggested you have the power to stretch your mind […]

Mental Self-Defense after 60

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The idea that you can retain the power to stretch your mind after you hit 60 and still have the ability to mentally defend yourself against the negative influences that often pervade your consciousness powerfully increases your sense of self and well-being. Mind stretching is the process of teaching the brain a new way of […]


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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. The mind, body, spirit connection defines your center, your true self. By knowing and understanding your center, you discover […]

19 Lessons Your Conscious Mind Can Teach You

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Today Is Everyday, And everyday is an opportunity to learn something fabulous about who You Are. Maybe it’s just a human thing, but I think we spend too much time seeking help from outside resources to find happiness and fulfillment. We listen to presentations on how to reinvent ourselves, how to increase happiness, how to […]


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When I talk about the launch for my coming book, An Accidental Cuban, friends and acquaintances respond with a smile and positive reinforcement. And then they tell me how much they want to write their story. They also ask how I got the idea to write about a Cuban national who desperately wants to leave the island, and how […]