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 […]

Aging With Grace in Your 60s

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The idea of aging with grace has multiple definitions. It’s different for everyone: presence, elegance, refinement, and ease are a few qualities associated with aging. To achieve a state of grace is to achieve a healthy, well-balanced life full of joy and respect. Sounds simple, yet, aging gracefully is a learning process, or a re-learning […]

Anxious About Aging? Get Rid of the Fears

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Are you anxious about aging? Don’t be. I recently read David Bowie’s quote and smiled:  “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” I’m being mindful of that mantra every day of my life since the age of 50.  We all know that age is more an attitude […]

Morning Motivation: 12 Reasons to Get Out of Bed

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As published in The Huffington Post Getting out of bed in the morning required motivation. Sometimes be the most difficult activity of the day, especially when you are retired. Some might call getting out of bed an ordeal, some might say it’s painful, but no matter what you label the first waking minutes of the […]

6 Ways To Find Your Inner Genius

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From the Huffington Post, July 28, 2015 I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s latest book, The Innovators. It took me three weeks to get past page 20. Reading the early chapters took on epic proportion as every night I plowed through two or three pages trying to understand what in the world these innovators were trying to accomplish. […]

Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Joan Frances Moran is a regular columnist for Women of Power Magazine Are we having Fun yet? How many times have you been invited to lunch, or dinner, to a club or to the movies with high expectations about what will happen? How fun it will be! Getting together with the girls or in a […]

GPS of the Mind: 5 Ways to Keep Directional

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Published in the Huffington Post,  July 14, 2015 Plutarch said, The whole life of a man is but a point in time; let us enjoy it. Plutarch’s quote reminds me of a 4-year-old black Labrador dog called NoLa, named for the city of New Orleans. After years of not being able to be dog trained, my […]

7 Ways To Create A Successful Life

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Life doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be wonderful. The possibility of creating a successful life that is balanced and blissful keeps options and opportunities alive so we can grow and change. To create a successful life also means being comfortable with what fits with who you are and who you want to […]