We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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When you find yourself at the age you never thought you’d be, there you are.
Experts agree that older people with positive perceptions of aging perform better physically and cognitively than those with negative perceptions.
Couples with good problem-solving skills are able to overcome the challenges otherwise associated with being out of sync in their sleeping.
Most personal changes are private wars. And afterward, you felt justified patting yourself on the back even though others never knew what really happened.
What, exactly, are you "saving" all that stuff for?
How do you remind yourself to pay attention to what you should be doing health-wise? Keep a list handy!
We can joke to break the tension we feel about getting older, or we can take baby steps to hold off the effects of aging so that we have the time to laugh even longer.
Those of us born in the ‘50s may have been intensely affected by what we watched on TV as a kid.
You've got one time to go around. Try doing something new and see how life can surprise you.
As they age, everyone’s life will have touched thousands of others, yet they will never know who or how many.
Women were mostly left out of the designer equation when it came to pockets, as if their practical needs were not considered as important as men’s.
Changing values make "stuff" less important.
Straightening your teeth past the age of 50 can change your world.
When something becomes a choice—in your head or on your head—it’s no longer a curse.
Some love the hunt for previously owned items. Others would rather purge their stuff. Why?
We have been carefully taught to suppress our interest in our looks, especially as we age, as if aging were a lost cause.
The “new normal” will not look like it did, but perhaps it might even be better.
Has the pandemic changed the way you think of your age? And what forces are at work making you feel—perhaps—years older than you were just a few months ago?
How can you tell if you're in a relationship with a narcissist? Many therapists admit that you often can’t—at least in the beginning.
It took several years of early married life to put an end to the feeling that politics would eventually divide us.
What a man may not think about is that the woman sitting across from him may have been exposed to worlds he may never have fathomed.
A few of my friends seemed entertained by my plans, asking how I intend to sell my first screenplay by age 70. I simply ask them what I have to lose by trying.
If you reach the age at which a parent died, consider each year added a gift. Of course, this is the way you should feel anyway.
You can easily become overwhelmed by life if you don’t step back and practice the art of reflection.
If life is truly about quality and not quantity, then taking care of ourselves is the magic elixir, offering us the most bang for our life buck.
Body parts can be replaced, but nothing keeps us running like blowing the residue from those fouled plugs out the tailpipes after the chassis has been sitting in the garage awhile.
Younger women want instant wisdom. We look back and wish we could have spoken to our younger selves with the kind of conviction we have now.
I felt I was free to engage this mother in a back-and-forth about what happened, considering we are living during “Me Too” times.
Hair has been described as a woman’s crowning glory, showing off both her assets as well as her liabilities.
When we partake in self-care, we’re engaging in things that make us feel better about ourselves.
From a psychological perspective, is your upcoming high school reunion an approach-avoidance conflict for you?
Dena Kouremetis is a freelance writer, author, and professional blogger with a lot to say about life after 55.