Welcome to The Psychology of Aging Happy

Bette Davis once said: “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”

There are over 108 million people in the U.S. alone who are over the age of 50, according to the AARP. That’s a lot of potential “sissies”! Certainly those of us who are lucky enough to have lived awhile are no strangers to the challenges that come with the privilege. But frankly, I don’t see a lot of my contemporaries (or even my 97-year old father’s buddies) aging with cowardice at all. What I do see, is an “anti-aging” culture, who instead of valuing our vibrancy and accomplishments, often marginalizes us, and threatens our dignity, self-esteem, and confidence.

I believe that aging is something to be grateful for (not everyone got the chance to still be on the planet). It is not something we could–or even should have to fight, resist, or modify at any cost–because sometimes the price is really too high. And I’m not just talking about dollars and cents.

My goal in starting a new website, was inspired by my upcoming book “Aging Happy: How to Knock Out the Nonsense and Enjoy the Best Years of Your Life“.  I wanted to bring you news, information, and inspiration–based mostly on the behavioral science research findings–on how to make each year of your life the best it can be. I hope the blog posts I plan to fill this site with will give you the confidence you need to make changes that will help you let go of the patterns that no longer serve you, and adopt the behaviors that will afford you more joy.

I invite you to join my email list for the latest news and notices. Let’s start a community! You will never be spammed, and can unsubscribe at any time.

I welcome your  suggestions for articles, as well as your feedback. I am here for YOU, and  happy to be sharing the journey.

Blessings and Love for A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR.


5 thoughts on “Welcome to The Psychology of Aging Happy

  1. What a wonderful article about getting older – as you said a blessing – but only if we see it that way – but books like yours will awaken us I am sure – may I mention that I wrote a book on the same subject Living Longer Living Well
    But you are far ahead of me – you wrote so many books already – best wishes Brigitte

      1. I like the word mission – because that’s what it is – if we don’t change peoples mind – young and old – the older generation will be seen as another species put over there
        thank you for checking out my book – Amazon of course – where else?

  2. I wish you the best of good health, joy and good luck to continue your wonderful journey in your life!
    i would love to join you in the interest of creating a community where elderly could utilize their skills and contribute to the community to support their peers and make their lives interesting and productive. I feel sad when I see so many women that have a lot to contribute but instead they stay home and feel depressed due to many reason but one is the thinking that they are burden to their families or to the community. I would dream of having a community where the elderly could contribute their skills and knowledge to others and feel productive instead of going to nursing homes were they are not giving any opportunities to be independent and contribute their wisdom and share their skills to benefit others. I feel very sad that we don’t have the respect for the elderly in our society and offer them support and love they deserve.

    1. Love your insight, Maria. Thank you for causing us all to reflect. I think we can all make a difference in busting through the stereotypes, and valuing individuals for who they are–at any age. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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