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    1. Hobbies for a Healthy Senior Life

      Hobbies for a Healthy Senior Life

      Here's a fascinating article from the A Place for Mom Blog. It's called 11 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors.

      In this 2011 blog post, we get some really interesting ideas. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Pets provide a comfort system and actually produce a chemical chain reaction in the brain that helps to lower levels of the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and increase the production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. In fact, pets have been shown to reduce blood pressure and stress levels in humans and can actually help lower cholesterol, fight depression and help protect against heart ...

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    2. Getting Over a Partner's Death

      Getting Over a Partner's Death

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from The New York Times. It was published 2010 but we thought that it was still quite relevant.

      The piece is titled Getting On With Life After a Partner Dies and it offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Each accomplishment is empowering. Lyn Hill of Brooklyn, widowed last year after 37 years of marriage, felt that surge of strength when she figured out how to fix her broken printer.

      To find out more about these thought-provoking perspectives, look into the rest of this well-written article.

       

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    3. The Reality of Retirement Grief and What to Do if You're Currently Going Through It

      The Reality of Retirement Grief and What to Do if You're Currently Going Through It

      Sometimes we love work so much that retiring seems to give you more grief than relief.

      This 2017 article from Forbes shares some fascinating nuggets of wisdom to help us with this loss. Here's a short excerpt:

      Truth is, retirees may not miss every aspect of their work, but they can yearn for certain things and that’s normal and okay. There is no best way to grieve and many new retirees may not even realize they are going through it.

      Take a look at the rest of this enlightening piece of writing for more information.

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    4. How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You Through Your Intense Grief

      How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You Through Your Intense Grief

      Here's a fascinating article from The New York Times. It's called When Grief Won't Relent.

      In it, Jane Brodyshares some interesting ideas. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Though sometimes helpful, drugs are not the most effective way to treat the disorder, Dr. Shear said. Rather, an approach called complicated grief treatment, which relies heavily on strategies used in cognitive behavioral therapy, is most likely to achieve results in the shortest amount of time, she said.

      Have a look at the full article for more of the author’s insights.

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    5. Recovering After Losing A Spouse

      Recovering After Losing A Spouse

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Sixty and Me and thought that we would share it. Yvonne Bordy, the author, calls it Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Regaining my strength and vitality, being able to transform the pain from the loss of my husband into forever memories was my goal. I did not think that that was possible in the beginning, but little by little as I set-aside time for myself, I was able to move my life forward.

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    6. How Divorce Can Be Liberating Even at 60

      How Divorce Can Be Liberating Even at 60

      Thought we'd share this moving interesting piece from the New York Post. It's by Doree Lewak and it's called This is What Divorce Looks Like After 60.

      In it, she shares some riveting accounts of divorces after 60 from various people who've done it. Here's a quote from Geraldine Biordi, a woman from Queens who divorced at 63:

      “The only way to survive divorce is to realize you’re the only person who can make yourself happy. You cannot rely on another person in this life to account for your happiness.”

      There are plenty of ...

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    7. Post-60 Divorce for Suzy Brown

      Post-60 Divorce for Suzy Brown

      Here's a fascinating article from the Midlife Divorce Recovery. It's called Divorce After 60.

      In it, Suzy Brown shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      To pull myself out of that pit, I made sure I got dressed every morning.   Even though you may want to stay in your sweats all day, don’t do it!  Dress up to feel up!

      Our emotions follow our actions.  The simple acts of putting a smile on your face and standing up straight make a difference.  Walk with power.  Those small actions get the endorphins moving around ...

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    8. Making the Case for Taking on Post-Retirement Work

      Making the Case for Taking on Post-Retirement Work

      Here's a fascinating article by Susan Hickman of Top Sixty Over Sixty. It's called Working is the New Retirement.

      In it, she shares some thoughtful ideas about working after retirement. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      These people may defy the rhetoric about ageing being a “burden.” But some countries are recognizing the value of the skills and experience acquired by older workers, who can mentor younger ones, job share or fill positions where specific knowledge is lacking.

      Have a look at the full article for more of the author’s insights.

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    9. How a Trio of Tragedies Couldn't Stop Cynthia Howland

      How a Trio of Tragedies Couldn't Stop Cynthia Howland

      Losing your job, mother, and partner in the span of 4 weeks can be hard to imagine, but that's exactly what happened to Cynthia Howland. On her article published on Sizzling Towards Sixty, she shares about it how she moved on from these tragedies. It really piqued our interest. It’s called Get Your Mojo Back and Thrive!

      In it, she shares some really thoughtful insights. Here’s one of them:

      Having said that, I’m always looking forward to the next thing. It’s in my DNA. Always watching for the next evolution of me, not because something ...

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    10. Handling Divorce as an Older Woman

      Handling Divorce as an Older Woman

      Came across this fascinating piece from Sixty and Me and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled 5 Strategies for Moving On After a Divorce as an Older Woman.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Moving on after a divorce requires you to broaden your perspective on your place in the world. It’s important to express YOUR goals, YOUR, life and YOUR passions.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    11. How To Make Some Extra Money in Retirement

      How To Make Some Extra Money in Retirement

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from The Penny Hoarder. The author had it titled 14 Flexible Side Jobs for Seniors.

      It gives us some interesting ideas for some money-making enterprise we could do in retirement. Here's the list:

      1. Take Online Surveys
      2. Watch Videos Through This App
      3. Drive for Lyft
      4. Deliver Food
      5. Rent Out Your Extra Room
      6. Offer to Babysit
      7. Housesit
      8. Sell Your Art on Artsy
      9. Write Greeting Cards
      10. Get Paid to Loose Weight
      11. Clean Out Your Closet
      12. Participate in Clinical Trials
      13. Find Flexible Work-from-Home Jobs for Seniors
      14. Enter a Writing Contest

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    12. The Nuances of Moving Closer To Your Grown Child

      The Nuances of Moving Closer To Your Grown Child

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Forbes. It’s titled Should You Move Near Your Grown Child When You Retire?

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      The Why? is the easy question — you want to be close to your family so you won’t miss out on all the fun birthdays, graduations and smaller life celebrations, like a grandchild’s first soccer goal or spelling bee. But what you really want to be thinking about are the days and weeks in between those events.

      The better question to ask upfront, experts ...

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    13. Moving Forward In the Face of Confronting Your Fears

      Moving Forward In the Face of Confronting Your Fears

      Our fight or flight mechanism jumps out at us when we're suddenly faced with our fears. Here's an awesome article that we found on the subject from Foward Steps Blog. It's called Facing Your Fears for Achieving Your Goals.

      In it, Thea Westra shares some fascinating points. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      Teach your body to release chemicals and brain signals that make your muscles and organs slow down and increase blood flow to the brain.

      Check out what else she has to say by clicking on the link below...

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    14. 5 People Who Changed Careers After 60 and Loved It

      5 People Who Changed Careers After 60 and Loved It

      Think you're too old to change careers? Well, these post-60 ladies and gentlemen thought so too... Until they tried it and succeeded. Here's a super interesting piece from The Guardian that we thought was really interesting. It's called How to Change Your Life at 60.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one from a chemist turned stand-up comedian:

      They looked at me with shock. But when I said to them: "Why the fuck am I doing this shit at my age?" they laughed and accepted me. I had never spoken like that before. Now I go ...

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    15. Maintaining Peace of Mind in a Chaotic World

      Maintaining Peace of Mind in a Chaotic World

      Here's a fascinating article from the Forward Steps Blog. It's called Peace of Mind and Feeling Calm Everyday.

      It shares some insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Begin recognising the triggers that bring you to a state that’s anything but peaceful. Once you can identify a few of the ones that show up often, have a plan of action to head it off before it delivers you a stressful situation. Start writing down the triggers in your life and begin to reduce their power by also writing down and using your own little ‘tricks’ to counter them ...

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    16. Tony Morrison's Approach to Loss and Love

      Tony Morrison's Approach to Loss and Love

      Toni Morrison's passing is a tragedy for the world. Luckily, she left some powerful and lasting inspiration in her books. This interview by the Telegraph is one of her lasting legacies. It's titled Toni Morrison On Love, Loss, and Modernity.

      In it, she shares some poignant words of wisdom. Here's one of them on how she took the loss of her son:

      People speak to me about my son – ‘I’m so sorry for you’ – but no one says, ‘I loved him so much.’ I was busy in grief, which I don’t expect to stop. Suddenly ...

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    17. Financial Aspects of Marriage in Old Age

      Financial Aspects of Marriage in Old Age

      Whether you're a widow or you've been single since you were born, getting married can happen at any age. This is why we thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Investopedia with you. It’s titled 5 (Financial) Things to Consider Before Later-In-Life Marriage.

      It shares with us some interesting ideas. Here’s one that we thought was intriguing:

      Older couples have had more time to become accustomed to their own personal habits and money management styles. They've also had more time to accumulate significant assets. This can make it a little harder to merge ...

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    18. 70 and Still Thriving

      70 and Still Thriving

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from The New York Times. It’s called Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond.

      In it, she picks out some of the most thought-provoking perspectives from Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole's book 70 Candles. Here’s one that we thought was particularly interesting:

      Whether married, single, widowed or divorced, participants reported that women friends were their greatest source of support and comfort.

      Check out the rest of Jane's article at the link below for more of her inspiring words.

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    19. The Resilient Joan Rivers

      The Resilient Joan Rivers

      Joan Rivers had to move on from her husband's suicide. Her process, however, was pretty controversial. Here's a fascinating article from the Biography website that gives us a glimpse of that story. It's called How Joan Rivers Bounced Back After Late-Night Rejected Her and Her Husband's Suicide.

      It's an insightful piece. This one excerpt that we found equal parts thought-provoking and motivating:

      In 1994, Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, teamed up to publicly reckon with Edgar’s suicide in the form of a made-for-TV movie. Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story premiered ...

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    20. How You Can Deal with Anticipatory Grief

      How You Can Deal with Anticipatory Grief

      Anticipatory grief is the feeling many people live with when they are taking care of a loved one who is on the verge of passing away. This is very different from conventional grief that is felt after death because it happens in the limbo between maintaining hope for recovery and acknowledging the possibility of loss. 

      This article by Lyn Eldridge, MD, of Very Well Health, lists some ways that those in this difficult situation can cope. She writes:

      Sacrificing to support another at the end of life is one of the most important things you will ever do. Just make ...

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    21. Study finds that Simultaneously Learning New Skills can Drastically Improve Memory

      Study finds that Simultaneously Learning New Skills can Drastically Improve Memory

      Memory loss is something that we all experience as we grow older. But a recent study found a simple yet fun way to improve cognitive skills in seniors. John Anderer of StudyFinds writes about this interesting research:

      For this study, researchers asked an experimental group of adults aged 58-86 to simultaneously take three to five classes for a total of five months. This averaged out to about 15 hours per week of learning for each participant. Some of the classes included Spanish, how to use an iPad, music composition, painting, and photography. There was also a control group included that ...

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    22. What Becomes of Vanity As We Age

      What Becomes of Vanity As We Age

      As we grow older, we can no longer expect to look into the mirror and see the people we once were. The need to look good to feel good is so much a part of society, but how does that change as every wrinkle is added to our face? Iman Hariri-Kia of Man Repeller talked to three older women on how they feel about how they look.

      Here's an interesting tidbit:

      You’ve got to own your destiny—how you see, celebrate, and love yourself. If you don’t do that first and foremost, you’ll never get it ...

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    23. Why Sense of Belonging Becomes an Even More Pronounced Need When We Retire

      Why Sense of Belonging Becomes an Even More Pronounced Need When We Retire

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece called The Importance of Community as We Age. We thought that it's such a great read that we decided to share it.

      This blog post from Top Sixty Over Sixty shares some fascinating perspectives. This one, we think, is one of the more intriguing ones:

      A common refrain from both men and women is that they experience a loss of identity and purpose on leaving employment and they never understood how much this would impact their sense of well-being, peace and comfort as they entered this next stage of life. An equally important consideration ...

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    24. The Ever Fabulous Tina Turner

      The Ever Fabulous Tina Turner

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Tina Turner Blog. It’s called I Refuse to Give In.

      In this interview, Tina shares some truly inspiring perspectives on life. Here’s one that we thought was worth the share:

      I refuse to give in. I won’t give in to age and I encourage those around me not to give in either. State of mind is so important, laughter is important, love is important.

      Check out the rest of this great interview at the link below...

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